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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.

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.

Increasing risk of no Brexit deal for law, says Bar chief

2 August 2018

The prospect of a ‘no deal’ for the law after Brexit – whether for practice rights or civil justice cooperation – is growing, the chairman of the Bar has warned.

LegalZoom secures “largest ever investment in law”

2 August 2018

LegalZoom, the US-based online legal services provider that owns an ABS, has received a $500m investment – believed to be the largest ever in the legal world.

ABS buys third wealth firm and launches legal club

27 July 2018

Fast-growing alternative business structure Progeny Group has acquired its third wealth management firm in little more than a year, also launched a wide-ranging legal subscription service.

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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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