Practice Management

“Herd instinct” of barristers can help close gender pay gap

7 March 2024

The “herd instinct” of barristers can be used to help allocate work fairly and close the gender pay gap in the profession as a result, a chambers director has suggested.

Seven out of 10 professionals experience “discriminatory behaviour”

7 March 2024

More than seven out of 10 professionals have experienced “discriminatory or exclusionary behaviour in the workplace” in the past five years, a major study that included lawyers has found.

Failure to engage on diversity “should feature in performance reviews”

5 March 2024

Failure by lawyers to engage on diversity issues should be “taken into account” and have “consequences” in performance reviews, a report has recommended.

Partner caution and client demands “limiting law firm growth”

26 February 2024

The combination of a challenging economy, partner caution about investment, and changing demands of clients will be drags on growth this year, according to a survey of large law firms.

Listed legal group raises £2.8m to reduce reliance on bank facility

23 February 2024

AIM-listed group RBG Holdings – which encompasses London law firms Rosenblatt and Memery Crystal – raised £2.8m in funding yesterday, slightly more than it had sought.

Number of cyber breaches at law firms up by 36% in a year

20 February 2024

The number of reported cyber breaches at UK law firms jumped by 36% in 2022/23 as hackers increasingly target the profession, new figures show.

Solicitor constructively dismissed over return to work after giving birth

19 February 2024

An associate solicitor has won her claim for unfair dismissal over the way her then law firm employer handled her return to work after maternity leave.

Firms billing more often to combat slow-paying clients

19 February 2024

Many law firms plan to bill and collect more frequently to combat clients taking longer to pay as they try to reduce lock-up, a report has found.

“Unstuffy” ABS hits £7m turnover in less than five years

15 February 2024

A Yorkshire alternative business structure founded in 2019 by a solicitor and non-lawyer has grown its turnover from £500,000 in year one to £7m as it expands its range of services.

Firms “asking staff to spend more days in the office”

15 February 2024

More than a fifth of legal professionals across the UK have been asked by their employers to spend more time in the office, but few want to return to it full-time.

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AI’s legal leap: transforming law practice with intelligent tech

Just like in numerous other industries, the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) in the legal sector is proving to be a game-changer.

Shocking figures suggest divorce lawyers need to do more for clients

There are so many areas where professional legal advice requires complementary financial planning and one that is too frequently overlooked is on separation or divorce.

Is it time to tune back into radio marketing?

How many people still listen to the radio? More than you might think, it seems. Official figures show that 88% of UK adults tuned in during the last quarter of 2023 for an average of 20.5 hours each week.

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