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Former partner faces £230,000 director’s loan account claim

11 August 2020

A former equity partner in a two-partner North-East law firm faces a claim to repay his overdrawn director’s loan account of nearly £230,000 as the fall-out from its acrimonious split continues.


Consumers “more likely to both shop around and complain”

11 August 2020

Consumers of legal services are more likely to shop around and to make a formal complaint if they do not get what they want than in previous years, new research has found.


Covid fall-out could lead to rush of law firm start-ups

7 August 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic may reverse the trend towards consolidation in the SME legal market, with start-ups emerging as effective competition, according to the former boss of Cartwright King.


City giant offers support to staff suffering domestic abuse

4 August 2020

City giant Linklaters has introduced a new policy and package of support for employees who are living with domestic abuse, including paying for emergency hotel accommodation.


Lawyers must be able to report “mini-bullying moments”

31 July 2020

Lawyers must be able to report “mini-bullying moments” without fear that things will “go nuclear”, the global director of inclusion at Clifford Chance has said.


Solicitors bullish about future but doubtful about clients’ prospects

29 July 2020

Solicitors are generally bullish about the future, despite nearly one in four believing Covid-19 will harm their clients’ prospects and many predicting lower demand for legal services.


“Sharing the wealth” – Firm donates all profits to charity

24 July 2020

Corporate law firm Aria Grace Law has pledged to give all of its profits to charity and other good causes forever as part of a commitment to “share the wealth between clients, lawyers and society”.


Legal sector “must be bold and embrace disruptive tech”

24 July 2020

Law firms need to have the courage to employ diverse and even abrasive characters who help disrupt the legal sector and ensure it does not fall behind other industries.


Are you live-chatting with your clients?

22 July 2020

For legal firms striving to stand out in a digital age, live chat helps to bring them closer to clients and respond to the changing way people shop and procure legal services.


Listed firm eyes recruitment and acquisition boost from Covid

22 July 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic should “accentuate the pipeline of recruitment and acquisition opportunities” for fast-growing listed law firm Knights, it said today.

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Blog


Overcoming Covid-19 career anxieties

The pressure to perform drives incredible careers and much success but does come with a cost at times. A global pandemic has added even more complexities into our personal and professional lives.


BSB entities offer positive future for the Bar

The chambers of the 17,000 or so practising barristers in England and Wales face, arguably, their greatest time of challenge and controversy since advocates first took up arms in the early 13th century.


Reports


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Our latest special report, produced in association with Temple Legal Protection, looks at the role of after-the-event (ATE) insurance in commercial litigation post-LASPO.

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