Legal Services Act

MedCo: We will be ready to integrate with RTA portal

5 September 2019

MedCo should be ready to provide medical reports for unrepresented litigants under the new RTA portal by next April, its chairman said today after the government confirmed it would have that role.

Firm becomes ABS to further group expansion plans

5 September 2019

An Essex full-service law firm has become an alternative business structure in order to further its ambitious expansion plans. Birkett Long is looking to establish a group structure.

Insurers urge focus on RTA portal, not EL/PL small claims limit

4 September 2019

It is time to ditch the increase in the small claims limit for EL and PL cases and focus instead on delivering the RTA portal on time, the Association of British Insurers has said.

High Court backs former Claims Direct boss over £21m claim

4 September 2019

Colin Poole, the former chief executive of Claims Direct and a struck-off solicitor, has won a High Court battle with shareholders over an alleged £21m debt. Peter Carroll, a former franchisee and director of Claims Direct, sued Mr Poole for… Read More

BSB passes regulatory test on advocacy quality

3 September 2019

The Legal Services Board has said the Bar Standards Board now meets the standard it set for improving the quality of advocacy – unlike the Solicitors Regulation Authority and CILEx Regulation.

Revealed: BSB pulls plug on funding for Legal Choices

2 September 2019

The Bar Standards Board has decided to stop funding Legal Choices, the consumer-facing website which until now has been collectively run and paid for by all the legal regulators.

Slater & Gordon faces £63m+ Quindell counterclaim

29 August 2019

Slater & Gordon is facing a multi-million pound counterclaim for allegedly using confidential information to reduce the amount it paid to buy Quindell’s professional services division.

DWF issues share incentives to senior executives

29 August 2019

The chief executive and chief financial officer of listed law firm DWF have been handed more than a million shares, subject to conditions, under the group’s equity incentive plan.

“Arrogant” lawyers exploit young people, employers group says

29 August 2019

Lawyers are “rather arrogant”, “exploit young people” and resort to “deception” when charging for work, the head of an international employers group has said.

Two more US states eye allowing ABSs

28 August 2019

The idea of alternative business structures is starting to gain a foothold in America after working parties in two more states joined California in recommending non-lawyer ownership of law firms.

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12 September 2019

Measuring success by your ability to embrace change

For any business operating today, change is inevitable. The legal sector is no exception and firms must embrace change to maintain growth, success and their competitive edge.

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