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DWF hits London Stock Exchange this week valued at £366m

11 March 2019

Shares in DWF will start trading publicly on Friday at a price that values the international law firm at £366m, the lower end of expectations, it was announced this morning.

Solicitors worried about impact of new SRA rulebook

11 March 2019

Nearly two-thirds of solicitors at smaller firms are concerned about the impact of the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s new rulebook, and much more than about Brexit, research has found.

ABS owner’s share price crashes after major contract loss

11 March 2019

Redde – the accident management group that owns two alternative business structures – saw nearly a quarter of its value wiped out on Friday after losing a major contract.

Non-legal services and growth plans – ABSs keep on coming

7 March 2019

One alternative business structures combining conveyancing and mortgage advice, and other bringing together legal and corporate finance services are among a range of new licencees.

Accountants lose appeal over regulation refusal

6 March 2019

The High Court has rejected a challenge from the ICAEW to the Lord Chancellor’s decision that its members should not be allowed to handle tax-related litigation, advocacy and legal instruments work

LSB “should focus on tackling sexual harassment”, says Law Society

6 March 2019

The Legal Services Board should focus on tackling sexual harassment in the workplace instead of pushing its agenda of ‘change for change’s sake’, the Law Society has said.

Groundbreaking animal rights law firm launched

5 March 2019

A law firm dedicated to animal protection, believed to be the first of its kind, has been launched by two solicitors experienced in the field. Advocates for Animals aims to work for charities and NGOs.

PI claims and motor premiums falling, says ABI

4 March 2019

There has been a “slowly decreasing volume” of personal injury claims since 2016, the Association of British Insurers has said, but LASPO only helped reduce PI costs “slightly”.

Private equity investor puts “millions” into two more law firms

1 March 2019

Private equity firm BGF – which describes itself as the most active growth investor in the world – now has stakes in four law firms after adding two linked property practices to its portfolio.

Acquisition number 7 for law firm consolidator

1 March 2019

Consolidator Metamorph Law has made its first acquisition for a year – and seventh in total in less than three years – by buying Hampshire legal practice Verisona Law and adding £5m to its turnover.

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