Legal Services Act
Nine in ten legal tech start-ups will fail and private equity will target alternative legal services providers, a global legal outsourcer has predicted.
A law firm that helps solicitors buying, selling or merging their practices has teamed up with accountants and consultants in the sector to launch a new association for advisers.
Global law company Elevate is looking for more acquisitions this year after buying pioneering UK commercial law firm Halebury, which uses freelance lawyers to support in-house teams.
Almost half of young lawyers see resistance to innovation by their firms as the biggest threat to the profession, according to a survey. Meanwhile, salaries for trainee solicitors are on the rise.
Only five out of 22 lawyers and staff who lost their jobs when Hull firm Ingrams collapsed were protected by the TUPE regulations when the firm was effectively taken over by an innovative ABS.
Pioneering law firm Gateley is on track to become the first listed legal business to hit the £100m turnover mark, with double-digit growth across all financial indicators in the first half of its financial year
Several listed legal businesses bucked the downward trend of the stock market in 2018, with ‘challenger’ firm Keystone Law the standout performer, a Legal Futures analysis has shown.
Access to justice includes information about lawyers’ fees, the Legal Services Consumer Panel has told the Bar Standards Board. It also called for more focus on barristers’ communication skills.
Listed law firm Gordon Dadds has unveiled a stripped-down deal to acquire Ince & Co that has seen it buy the UK business for £27m, along with a “refined” acquisition strategy.
The work of pro bono clinics continues to rise, the charity LawWorks has reported, as it argued the case for giving people early access to legal help. It also warned about the risk of digital exclusion.