Legal Services Act

Entrepreneur launches campaign to help litigants in person

12 December 2018

An entrepreneur who successfully lobbied for changes in how the Foreign Office handles missing people has launched a new campaign to support litigants in person.

New ABS combines legal and accountancy advice

10 December 2018

A litigation-focused legal and accountancy alternative business structure, which opened for business this month, is set to benefit from an “explosion” in contested probate cases.

Law firms need to offer “holistic services”, says Glaisyers boss

10 December 2018

Law firms of the future need to offer clients a “holistic service” beyond just legal advice, according to the boss of a law firm bought by a multi-disciplinary European network last week.

Law Society’s £30m cut of practising fees faces scrutiny

6 December 2018

The £30m that the Law Society levies on solicitors for its representative work is to be put under the microscope by the Legal Services Board next year.

Innovation in law – it takes “sweat, risk and stubbornness”

6 December 2018

The founder of pioneering alternative business structure rradar has described innovation in the legal sector as “sweat, risk and stubbornness”. It is now lining up acquisitions to aid growth.

Manchester law firm bought by global multi-disciplinary network

5 December 2018

Manchester law firm Glaisyers is set to become a multi-disciplinary practice for SME clients after being acquired by a consortium led by an international network of professional service firms.

Latest reorganisation seeks to build “Future Law Society”

5 December 2018

The Law Society is undergoing its latest internal reorganisation, with the aim of creating “the Future Law Society” by 2022. It also wants solicitors to focus on work that cannot be automated.

Incoming Bar chair warns of “nightmare scenario” over regulation

4 December 2018

The Bar could be “sleep walking into a nightmare scenario” where new rules mean it has no involvement with its regulator, the incoming chairman of the Bar Council has warned.

Another acquisition for Simpson Millar as growth strategy kicks in

4 December 2018

Private equity-owned national firm Simpson Millar has increased its staff to over 500 and extended its reach in the North-West with the acquisition of a Lancaster-based general practice.

London law firm in employee ownership first

3 December 2018

Hodge Jones & Allen has become the first law firm to be entirely owned by its employees like retailer John Lewis after its equity partners agreed to sell the business to an employee ownership trust.

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12 December 2018

Open justice and technology: Friend or foe?

Why not use this new age of technology to represent your client in court by simply logging on? However, with representation conducted from the privacy of your own space, just how ‘open’ might this process be?

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