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A man found in contempt of court for repeatedly breaching injunctions imposed to stop him harassing a circuit judge has been jailed for 16 months.
The world’s largest law firms have been “quietly mobilising” to recapture revenue lost to alternative legal service providers by creating their own in-house versions, according to new research.
Online legal business Rocket Lawyer is importing the model it has developed in England and Wales back to the US as its home country begins inching towards opening up to non-traditional offerings.
A niche law firm which advises on employee share ownership and executive pay has become the latest to convert to an employee ownership trust.
The Legal Ombudsman has warned law firms against making holiday sickness claims without “verifying the version of events” obtained by claims management companies as complaints rise.
The Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme is a “market barrier”, blocking entry to non-solicitor law firms, the Competition and Markets Authority has been told.
A host of mergers and acquisitions have been announced now that the 1 October deadline that most firms still stick to for their insurance renewal has passed, following a series unveiled last month.
Leading virtual law firm gunnercooke is ramping up its offering to associates as well as creating multi-disciplinary specialist consultancies in the next stage of its growth.
The frontline regulators may be forced to fund the Legal Choices website if it is to reach its potential to become a “flagship consumer resource”, the Legal Services Board has hinted.
Slater & Gordon’s ambition to become the country’s leading consumer law firm will mainly be fulfilled online as it looks to automate as much legal work as it can, its chief executive has explained.
The LSB has issued a damning diagnosis of weaknesses in the structure of the market, including inadequate transparency by law firms and smaller regulators unable to cope with the change needed.
The Legal Services Board has launched its review of the quality of the Bar Standards Board’s decision-making – but is not going to look at the controversy around last month’s Bar exams.
Pioneering listed law firm Gateley expects to continue growing both organically and by acquisition as it emerges from the Covid-19 crisis, it told investors yesterday.
Shares in listed law firm Ince Group tumbled by 10% yesterday after revealing that its UK operation was not performing as well as its overseas offices – even though revenues overall are up.
The latest consolidation move in the personal injury market came today with Slater & Gordon announcing the acquisition of Jigsaw Law from medico-legal and insurance services giant Examworks.
The ‘rule of six’ has been in place since 14 September, with fines levied for those who break it and now we are seeing even more drastic restrictions reimposed. So what does this mean for the UK’s cyber-security?
While it is right to raise valid concerns about the SQE, are we not a bit tired of hearing the same old tune of the beaten drum with no better alternatives being suggested and at the eleventh hour?