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Big law firms having to become multi-disciplinary, report finds

16 January 2020

The biggest international law firms being driven by their clients towards a multi-disciplinary “integrated solutions” approach to delivering legal services, a report has found. But it won’t be easy.

Ince set to raise £16m to fuel growth

15 January 2020

Listed law firm Ince Group raised £12m through a placing today – with a further £4m in the pipeline – in a bid to support growth and its balance sheet, but saw its share price crash as a result.

Pioneering listed law firm and staff reap rewards

14 January 2020

The country’s first listed law firm will continue to diversify its offering, it said today as it unveiled a strong set of half-year results that showed how partners and staff are benefiting too.

Barristers to lose out from Iraq claims firm’s liquidation

13 January 2020

Barristers instructed by now-defunct Birmingham law firm Public Interest Lawyers are set to lose out significantly from its liquidation, although its collapse may yet spark legal action.

New ABS aims to improve on fee-share model

10 January 2020

The founders of a new consultant-led law firm are aiming to challenge not only the traditional law firm model but also the current fee-share models which have evolved over recent years.

City firms risk breaking rules with onshore centres

9 January 2020

City firms with ‘onshore’ offices in cities such as Belfast and Manchester are breaking professional rules by not making it clear to clients where the work is being done, groundbreaking research has suggested.

PI firm saved in pre-pack sale amid merger deals

8 January 2020

A personal injury law firm in Preston has been saved following its sale out of a pre-pack administration as the weeks before Christmas saw more mergers around the country.

Strong year for Law PLC as most firms’ shares surge

6 January 2020

Several listed legal businesses surged ahead of the market during 2019, with regional law firm Knights providing investors with a particularly rich return, a Legal Futures analysis has shown.

Knights continues acquisition spree

6 January 2020

Knights has unveiled the sixth acquisition in its 18 months as a listed firm to boost its recently established presence in Birmingham. Fellow listed firm Rosenblatt has hired a former Met Police commissioner.

More listed law firms to come as sector “outperforms market”

23 December 2019

The listed legal sector is a “clear outperformer” against broader markets, with “many more” law firms – both corporate and consumer – likely to come to market, a new analysis has found.

Personal injury ABS joint venture collapses

23 December 2019

The joint venture between NAHL plc – which owns marketing network National Accident Helpline – and Bristol-based law firm Lyons Davidson has collapsed, it emerged today.

US-owned London ABS grows European client base

23 December 2019

A US-based legal services provider with a London-based alternative business structure focused on processing  routine contract documents is steadily building its European client base.

PI firm which diversified could quadruple in size

19 December 2019

A former specialist personal injury firm which has diversified into other kinds of volume litigation could quadruple in size by the end of next year.

BSB and SRA in firing line over shortcomings

19 December 2019

The Bar Standards Board has been told that it needs to act more quickly on how it plans to educate the public about barristers after its widely criticised decision to stop funding Legal Choices.

F4L unveils referral fee-compliant ‘pay per enquiry’ model

18 December 2019

Marketing collective First4Lawyers has unveiled a new lead generation model that it says allows firms to pay a fee per enquiry while complying with the referral fee ban.

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29 January 2020

The Law Society’s impoverished vision of the future

I have written before about the Law Society. One of the impacts of its poor governance is that the Law Society finds it much easier to be against things than it ever is for them.

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