Legal Services Act
A London law firm is building what it says is the country’s first dedicated cannabis law practice as it looks to take the lead in a fast-growing market.
A multi-disciplinary construction business has become an alternative business structure, in part to reduce confusion among clients and also offer a one-stop shop.
The government, legal regulators and others need to come together to ensure that the next generation of lawyers have the chance to study social welfare law or face even more ‘advice deserts’.
Lawyers were paid £3.5m on the project to build a garden bridge across the River Thames in London, which was abandoned before it was built, a full breakdown of spend has shown.
Lawyers acting pro bono in a complex family law case countered the stereotyped image of ‘fat cats’, a High Court judge has said in praising their “commitment to the delivery of justice”.
The Law Commission’s funding model is to be reviewed to address concerns about a lack of independence from government, following a review of its operations.
DWF will raise around £75m from listing on the London Stock Exchange, the firm said today as it announced its plan to float in March and confirmed that it had received a positive reaction from investors.
The justice secretary said yesterday that innovation and technology, rather than significant increases in legal aid spending, are the way to improve access to justice.
A report on global access to legal services has identified established legal professions led by lawyers as a block to progress and urged them to step aside in favour of non-lawyer leaders.
The Legal Services Board is on the hunt for its fourth chief executive in nine years after Neil Buckley decided to stand down after just over three years in the role.