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First cohort of graduate solicitor apprentices start work towards SQE

24 February 2021

Eight graduate solicitor apprentices have started work at defendant firm Keoghs, one of the first law firms to offer this approach, as we round up a host of SQE and other training news.


Law firm begins work with entrepreneurs to build lawtech start-ups

23 February 2021

Six entrepreneurs looking to develop lawtech start-ups have joined a new programme at the incubator MDR LAB, created by London law firm Mishcon de Reya.


Law firm takes stake in online legal services platform for SMEs

22 February 2021

Cambridge and London law firm Taylor Vinters is taking an equity stake in online legal services business LawBite as they collaborate to provide SMEs with international advice.


Renewing your PII this spring? Here’s what you need to know

22 February 2021

Since abolition of the common renewal date, practices have been free to choose when to renew their professional indemnity insurance. We estimate that around 30-40% now renew between March and April.


Managing partner wins disability discrimination claims against firm

19 February 2021

The managing partner of a South Yorkshire law firm has won his claim against the practice for both direct and indirect disability discrimination, as well as a failure to make reasonable adjustments.


Probe to consider how best to regulate use of AI in legal services

19 February 2021

The more innovative use of technology like artificial intelligence by unregulated providers of legal services is raising questions of whether there is a widening consumer protection gap.


Service provider hack sees 100GB of data stolen from top law firm

18 February 2021

Global law firm Jones Day has reportedly had 100 gigabytes of data stolen, with some of it appearing on the dark web, after a third party that provides it with file transfer software was hacked.


Law firms sign up to social mobility and Black interns initiatives

17 February 2021

City law firms are partnering with the Social Mobility Pledge to help young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, with firms and chambers also signing up to the #10000BlackInterns programme.


Exclusive: 20 firms and seven websites sign up to online reviews trial

16 February 2021

Twenty law firms and seven comparison and review websites have signed up to a regulator-run pilot that will test how they can best work together to improve the information available to consumers.


Time to consider regulating lawtech firms, report says

16 February 2021

The time has come for the Ministry of Justice to consider whether lawtech companies, along with other unregulated legal services providers, should be regulated, ACSO has said.

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Renewing your PII this spring? Here’s what you need to know

Since abolition of the common renewal date, practices have been free to choose when to renew their professional indemnity insurance. We estimate that around 30-40% now renew between March and April.


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