Legal Services Act

Labour makes limited pledge on PI reform rollback

21 November 2019

The Labour Party’s election manifesto, launched today, suggests the party is only going to roll back one element of the planned personal injury reforms if it forms the next government.

Revealed: LeO ditches mediation initiative

21 November 2019

The Legal Ombudsman has ditched plans to introduce mediation as another route to settling dispute between lawyers and their clients after a trial found limited interest.

“Mixed messages” from consumers on online conveyancing

19 November 2019

Only 19% of home buyers use online conveyancers, despite the dominance of online searches as a way of finding property, new research has found.

DWF forecasts double-digit revenue rise

18 November 2019

Listed law firm DWF will report revenue growth of “not less than 10%” for the last six months, it told investors today, sending its share price to a new high.

Co-operative Legal Services sees turnover and profit soar

15 November 2019

Co-operative Legal Services has recorded a 29% increase in turnover in its last financial year as it consolidates its position as the country’s largest probate provider.

Approval of SQE not a foregone conclusion, LSB warns

12 November 2019

Approval of the Solicitors Qualifying Exam is not a foregone conclusion, the Legal Services Board is to make clear to the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Issues such as quality and cost must be addressed.

Lady Hale: Courts should learn from tribunals on diversity

12 November 2019

Lady Hale, president of the Supreme Court, has called on the courts to learn lessons from the tribunal service in improving the diversity of judges.

Niche ABS takes on external funding and non-lawyers

11 November 2019

A niche alternative business structure working with companies that build the global infrastructure of technology has used it to take on external funding and non-lawyers who can help the business grow.

Boutique firm for funders combines legal and political advice

8 November 2019

A boutique law firm catering only for “sophisticated” capital funders is offering what is believed to be the first combined legal, commercial and political advisory service.

Consumers “clueless” about the law and lawyers

8 November 2019

Most people know very little about how the law works in the UK, research has found, with 44% admitting that they did not know the difference between a solicitor, lawyer or barrister.

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21 November 2019

Analysing the October PII renewal

Our clients that renewed during this period recorded an average fee increase of 7.5%. The partner size segment that experienced the largest growth in percentage terms was 11-25 partners, at 11.3%.

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