Practice Management

South Asian lawyers “experience discrimination in career progression”

24 July 2024

Two-thirds of South Asian partners in large London law firms have experienced racial discrimination in career progression, a new report has found.

Law firm targets acquisitions after taking private equity backing

18 July 2024

Beyond Law Group – which currently owns three practices – has accepted private equity investment as it plans to expand significantly through organic and acquisitive growth.

Lack of trust preventing consumers from complaining to law firms

17 July 2024

Trust in in the legal profession is relatively high – but not when it comes to believing law firms will deal with complaints properly, major research has found.

“Generational shift in priorities” between aspiring and established lawyers

17 July 2024

There is “a significant generational shift in priorities” between those seeking their first job as a lawyer and those already working for law firms, a report has found.

Another volume consumer claims firm goes down owing £37m

5 July 2024

Another law firm specialising in volume consumer claims has collapsed, with administrators called in yesterday at Liverpool-based McDermott Smith Law.

Law firm turns four-day week pilot into permanent fixture

4 July 2024

One of the very few UK law firms to trial a four-day week has now formally adopted it after a successful pilot that proved a “massive attraction” to potential recruits. 

Partner underperformance hitting many law firms’ profitability

2 July 2024

Partner underperformance remains an issue for most law firms and continues to affect profitability “significantly”, according to new research.

West Midlands ‘supercluster’ aims to drive forward lawtech

26 June 2024

Plans to boost innovation and the use of lawtech in the West Midlands over the next decade have been unveiled by the UK’s first professional services technology ‘supercluster’.

Senior legal managers speak out on menopause challenges

21 June 2024

Women with senior management roles in the legal world have spoken out on how the menopause has affected them in the workplace in a bid to build a new movement.

Private equity-owned law firms progress acquisition strategies

19 June 2024

One private equity-owned law firm has unveiled its latest acquisition, while another has announced a re-financing deal so it can buy more firms.

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