Legal Services Act
Law firm consolidator Metamorph Group has unveiled its latest acquisition, as we round up the latest M&A news and report on a major new international force launched in France and Germany.
International professional services group ETL Global has acquired 30-partner London firm Laytons for its network, doubling its legal footprint in the UK with further acquisitions to come.
A lawtech start-up has far exceeded its target to raise funding of £120,000 for software that links lawyers who know each other so they can collaborate remotely and compete with large firms.
Immigration and civil litigation were the two areas of legal practice hit hardest by the pandemic last year, with private client and family law “insulated” from the impact, new research has found.
Knights is to acquire Sheffield practice Keebles for £11.6m, the 13th acquisition the consolidator has managed in less than three years as a listed business.
The Bar Council and Council for Licensed Conveyancers have warned of the dangers of using “one-sided” consumer reviews to assess the quality of lawyers.
The boss of Keystone Law has said he is “untroubled” by the ambitions of other law firms that openly want to compete with the listed business as it announced rising turnover and profit for 2020/21.
The number of claims management companies continues to fall year on year and has dropped 80% over the past decade, new figures have shown.
A well-known law firm did not fire its chief executive because he made protected disclosures about financial problems that were discovered at the practice, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has ruled.
Partners at London law firm Mishcon de Reya have voted to explore a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange later this year, it announced today.
A former equity partner at Freeths has won a disability discrimination claim over the way the leading midlands law firm treated him after he was diagnosed with mental health problems.
A national panel of law firms is being created to allow estate agents and members of the public to find conveyancers prepared to provide buyers with upfront property transaction packs.
Three-quarters of law firms furloughed fee-earners last year and 84% support staff, a Law Society survey has found. Some 15% were forced to negotiate ‘time to pay’ arrangements with HMRC.
Listed legal services and credit hire business Anexo Group took advantage of competitors leaving the personal injury market or putting staff on furlough last year, it told investors yesterday.
The small claims limit for all personal injury claims other than RTAs will only rise to £1,500, rather than £2,000, and its introduction deferred, the government announced yesterday.
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SDLT is not stamp duty. This is something I have to say to firms too often. Whilst it has some of the same words in its name, it is not the former tax on property deeds that existed pre-December 2003.