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Regional firm’s motoring law chatbot “first of many”

17 August 2018

A regional law firm has launched a motoring law chatbot, with its solicitor creator saying he wanted to stop non-lawyers from deciding the direction of legal technology.

Bank backing for listed firm’s acquisition ambitions

16 August 2018

Knights Group – the Staffordshire-based law firm that listed in June – has secured bank funding to support its strategy to complete at least three acquisitions by April 2020.

EY plots huge global expansion for Riverview

14 August 2018

Riverview Law is set for a huge global expansion over the next five years once EY completes its acquisition, the partner who is to head the new business has said.

Free online wills “not trying to replace solicitors”

13 August 2018

A company offering probate and funeral director broker services has insisted its free will service is not aimed at replacing solicitors where matters are complex.

PE-backed firm unveils first-ever merger in growth push

10 August 2018

Setfords – the consultant-led law firm with private equity backing – has secured its first-ever merger as it targets firms to speed up growth.

Unconscious bias against women holding back ‘New Law’

9 August 2018

Unconscious bias in the legal profession against women is so deep-rooted that ‘NewLaw’ businesses trying to reshape legal services are just as affected.

LSB treads carefully as it warns over legal aid cuts

9 August 2018

The Legal Services Board has stepped carefully into the debate over legal aid cuts by highlighting the increasing number of people handling legal problems alone.

Price transparency regime for solicitors approved

8 August 2018

The Legal Services Board has approved new rules proposed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority requiring law firms to publish prices for a range of consumer and business services.

EY makes big move with Riverview Law acquisition

7 August 2018

Big Four accountancy firm EY made a major statement about its legal ambitions today by announcing its intention to buy Riverview Law, the innovative ABS.

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.

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15 August 2018

Get ready for the SRA’s transparency rules

You will no doubt by now be aware that the Legal Services Board has approved new rules proposed by the SRA requiring law firms to publish certain price and service information on their website.

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