Legal Services Act

Court modernisation still has long way to go, NAO warns

13 September 2019

HM Courts and Tribunals Service has made “good progress” in transforming some services, but there are still “significant challenges” ahead for the court modernisation programme, the NAO said today.

Acquisition fall-out led to firm being sold to consolidator

11 September 2019

An acquisition that cost more than anticipated and caused overstaffing was a primary cause of the difficulties that led to a law firm being bought by consolidator AWH Legal, it has emerged.

PI reform enthusiast joins Ministry of Justice line-up

11 September 2019

One of the most outspoken backbench supporters of the government’s personal injury reforms has been given a role at the Ministry of Justice that includes advancing the agenda.

ABS plans more growth as it sees PI firms closing

11 September 2019

Anexo Group, the listed credit hire and legal services business, is looking to expand beyond road traffic accidents and the North-West and said the demise of other claimant law firms was “great” news.

Solicitors ignoring importance of business skills

10 September 2019

There is a “fundamental disconnect” among solicitors between the skills they think they need and the ones they actually need, new research has suggested.

Simpson Millar’s £6.3m loss “does not reflect growth since”

9 September 2019

Simpson Millar made a pre-tax loss of £6.3m on a significantly reduced turnover last year – but its owner says the figures do not reflect the national law firm’s turnaround since.

Quindell counterclaim easily passed High Court permission test

9 September 2019

The evidence supporting the counterclaim made against Slater & Gordon in its Quindell action easily passed the threshold for allowing it just weeks before the start of the trial, the High Court has ruled.

Claims Direct founder returns with Civil Liability Act offer

6 September 2019

A new CMC offering free use of an automated system to handle post-April 2020 personal injury claims caught by the Civil Liability Act reforms has been launched by the founder of Claims Direct.

NewLaw ABS joint venture adds £3m in profit

6 September 2019

The alternative business structure run for National Accident Helpline by Cardiff-based NewLaw Solicitors has added £3m in profitability to the law firm, it emerged yesterday.

Axiom ditches listing for private equity investment

6 September 2019

Leading alternative legal services provider Axiom Law has announced a “significant” investment from top private equity firm Permira, having previously indicated that it would list instead.

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12 September 2019

Measuring success by your ability to embrace change

For any business operating today, change is inevitable. The legal sector is no exception and firms must embrace change to maintain growth, success and their competitive edge.

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