The top 100 UK law firms are more likely to see cyber-attacks as a threat to their ambitions than Covid-19, a survey by Big Four accountants PwC has found.
Ampa – the group that owns midlands law firm Shakespeare Martineau – has made its first non-legal services provider acquisition since unveiling its innovative ‘house of brands’ strategy last year.
The former boss of Linklaters has suggested that the ‘metaverse’, an online world where people communicate through virtual reality, could help law firms deal with the challenges of remote working.
The legal sector is “one of the worst across the board” for workplace culture, a report has found, with a substantial number saying a negative culture had damaged their mental health.
A solicitor ordered to repay her firm the cost of recruiting her after she left within a year has failed in a bid to have the decision reconsidered.
Consumer law firms increasingly consider that customer service is just as important as resolving a legal matter satisfactorily, partly with an eye to online reviews.
There has been a slew of mergers announced in recent days across the country, as usually happens at this time of the year when most firms still renew their professional indemnity insurance.
Support for clients during the pandemic cut larger UK law firms’ billable hours by 15% but most maintained profits. Clients are now demanding greater financial transparency and pricing flexibility.
CILEX lawyers face discrimination and unfair treatment by fellow professionals and particularly their employers, and the organisation has called for a summit to tackle the law’s “crisis of culture”.
Law firms have exited the worst of the pandemic in confident mood and less concerned about competitive pressure in the market, a survey has found. There was also an uptick in interest in mergers.
As law firms emerge from the pandemic, they face the challenges of coping with its aftermath while settling on new ways of working in the long-term.
As we recover from an unprecedented 19 months within our sector, marketing teams and clerks’ rooms are keener than ever to try out something new in the promotion of their businesses.
As we look towards the end of 2021 and at how the Bar has adapted to the harsh realities of the pandemic, the question beckons as to what the future holds.