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Swedish start-up brings one-stop business law advice shop to UK

10 June 2021

A Swedish start-up which aims to provide a one-stop shop for the legal needs of small and medium-sized businesses launched in the UK this week.


Law firms faced major premium rises in spring PII renewal season

7 June 2021

The spring renewal season saw law firms pay a lot more for their PII, with the surge in conveyancing work a concern and contentious probate an increasing problem.


Pandemic has “undermined cohesiveness” of firms, lawyers say

2 June 2021

Nearly half of lawyers believe that working remotely during the pandemic has damaged the cohesiveness of their firms, a global study has found.


Slater & Gordon launches “revolutionary” digital legal services offering

1 June 2021

Slater & Gordon has launched ‘miplatform’, what it says is a ‘first of its kind’ digital legal service that enables clients to progress their matters with little or no direct contact with a lawyer.


“Abusive” claim against lawyers in Jarndyce-style litigation struck out

25 May 2021

A High Court judge has struck out a £58m unlawful means conspiracy claim against a law firm, four solicitors and a QC, which she described as “fatally flawed” and “abusive”.


Law firm fails to strike out claims brought by ex-property clients

24 May 2021

A law firm has failed in its bid to strike out claims alleging that it concealed the true purchase prices for properties its clients bought and paid away the surplus without instructions.


Covid drives surge in thought-leadership marketing at biggest firms

24 May 2021

There has been an explosion in thought-leadership marketing among the country’s major law firms, driven in part by insights created to help clients navigate Covid-19, according to new research.


Exclusive: Pioneering legal services advice app shut down

21 May 2021

An American company that sought to bring subscription-based legal services to the mainstream consumer market in the UK has shuttered its operation after less than two years.


Client left it too late to sue law firm, appeal judges rule

21 May 2021

A client was prevented by the Limitation Act from suing a law firm for negligence when a fire destroyed her property, the Court of Appeal has ruled.


Surrey firm ordered to pay £800k for property negligence

20 May 2021

A Surrey law firm has been ordered to pay more than £800,000 in damages for negligence after failing to tell its client that part of a property he thought he had bought had been retained by the seller.

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