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CMC owners face an end to ‘phoenixing’

20 September 2018

An end to owners of CMCs closing down a distressed firm and opening another – known as ‘phoenixing’ – is on the cards under new proposals from the Financial Conduct Authority.

Bogus lawyer who stole £68,000 from clients jailed

11 September 2018

A woman who falsely claimed to be a qualified immigration lawyer, and did not deliver on what clients paid her £68,000 for, has been jailed for five years.

CLC price and service transparency rules approved

31 August 2018

Licensed conveyancers will be required to publish price and service information on their websites from December after the Legal Services Board approved their regulator’s new rules.

Big CMCs to be hit hardest as FCA seeks £17m

23 August 2018

The big CMCs will be hit hardest by fee increases planned by the Financial Conduct Authority to fund the £17m cost of their new regulatory regime.

Bogus lawyer convicted for second time

14 August 2018

A man has pleaded guilty to five counts of providing unqualified immigration advice and services, some 13 years after an identical conviction.

Bogus lawyer jailed for “worse than useless” advice

7 August 2018

A man who falsely claimed he fronted a legal business has been sent to prison for charging £12,000 for advice a judge described as “worse than useless”.

Conveyancing giant “to play big role” in parent PLC’s recovery

6 August 2018

One of the ‘big five’ conveyancing law firms is aiming for more market share and remortgage work as part of efforts to steady its struggling parent company.

LSB: SMEs attracted by firms with price transparency

6 August 2018

When small businesses believe they can trust the transparency of legal providers on fees, they are twice as likely to seek the advice of lawyers, according to the Legal Services Board.

Former cabinet minister to chair IP regulator

1 August 2018

The Intellectual Property Regulation Board has unveiled Lord Smith of Finsbury – better known as the former Labour cabinet minister Chris Smith – as its new chair.

FCA will have power to cap personal injury CMCs’ fees

31 July 2018

The Financial Conduct Authority will have the power to cap the fees of personal injury CMCs, although there is currently no need, says the Treasury.

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20 September 2018
Simon McCrum

Why don’t lawyers do what you ask them to do?

Having been team leader, department head, division head and managing partner, I understand well the frustration (and anger) that managing partners and CEOs voice to me: “We’ve asked them a dozen times, but still they aren’t doing what we need!”

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