Practice Management

No longer just contracts – BT expands managed services partnership

28 June 2022

BT is renewing and expanding its partnership with global managed services provider Factor, in a “complete synergy” which had allowed the telecoms giant to outsource “more complex problems”.

UK law firms “leading the legal world in ESG performance”

28 June 2022

Law firms based in the UK are top of the legal world when judged by their environmental, social and governance performance, research has found.

Firms that embrace innovation will be organic growth winners

24 June 2022

It will be the law firms that embrace innovation which will maximise organic growth opportunities and create an offering that sets them apart from the competition, a new report has found.

Most female lawyers believe they will not experience pay equality

23 June 2022

Most female lawyers (84%) believe that gender pay equality will not be achieved until after they retire and that firms’ commitment is more about headlines than real change.

Leading PI specialist moves into commercial litigation

30 May 2022

The executive chairman of Winn Group – one of the country’s largest personal injury firms – has described how the firm has moved into commercial litigation for cases worth less than £100,000.

Lawyers bemoan lack of employer support over stress and burnout

24 May 2022

Nine out of ten lawyers have experienced stress or burnout at some point in their professional lives but only a fifth felt supported by their firms when they did, according to new research.

Law firms under pressure to show values in clients they take on

19 May 2022

There is increasing pressure on law firms to show their values in who they act for, and young lawyers should be part of the process of defining them, a seminar heard this week.

Smaller law firms eager to grow as confidence stays high

17 May 2022

The proportion of smaller law firms saying that growth by merger or acquisition is more attractive following the pandemic has increased sharply, a report has found.

Firm embraces poetry and drums in bid to stand out from the crowd

13 May 2022

A North-East practice has taken the unusual step of turning to poetry and jazz drumming in a bid to stand out from the law firm crowd, with a campaign called ‘Fearlessly Solving’.

Bar Council and Ward Hadaway become latest cyber-attack victims

27 April 2022

The Bar Council and northern law firm Ward Hadaway have become the latest in a lengthening list of legal victims of cyber-attacks.

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A new route to practice rights for chartered legal executives

Following approval from the Legal Services Board in May 2022, CILEx Regulation has launched an alternative route for chartered legal executives to obtain independent practice rights.

NFTs, the courts and the role of injunctions

In May, news broke that a non-fungible token was the subject of a successful injunction made by the Singapore High Court. The NFT in question is part of the very valuable Bored Ape Yacht Club series.

Matthew Pascall

Low-value commercial cases – an achievable challenge for ATE insurers

There are many good claims brought for damages that are likely to be significantly less than twice the cost of bringing the claim. These cases present a real challenge for insurers.

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