Legal Services Act

London firm cultivating groundbreaking cannabis law practice

18 February 2019

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.

Construction business becomes ABS to reduce client confusion

15 February 2019

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.

Regulators “need to sustain” social welfare law training

15 February 2019

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’.

£3.5m legal spend on London’s Garden Bridge detailed

14 February 2019

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.

“Far removed from fat cats” – High Court praises lawyers

13 February 2019

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”.

Falling budget sparks Law Commission independence concern

11 February 2019

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 to raise £75m from groundbreaking listing

8 February 2019

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.

Gauke: Innovation and tech the way forward on legal aid

8 February 2019

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.

Lawyers “must make way” for justice innovation to take hold

8 February 2019

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.

Legal Services Board begins hunt for new chief executive

7 February 2019

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.

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18 February 2019
John Espley LEAP

E-signatures: A sign of the times

Using the internet or a smartphone app has become second nature to most of us and handling legal transactions digitally should be no different. The emergence of e-signatures is making this a reality.

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