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Trainee solicitor banned for lying about work done for colleague

A trainee solicitor who lied about the work he had done covering for a colleague who was on annual leave has been banned from working in the profession.

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Chambers obtains final injunction after cyber-attack

A London chambers and its 87 members hit by a cyber-attack have secured a final injunction from the High Court to stop “persons unknown” using any information stolen.

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Microsoft VC fund backs solicitors’ contract drafting start-up

A contract drafting and review start-up already supported by Google has secured £2.2m more from a range of funders including Microsoft’s venture capital fund M12.

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NDAs “cannot be controlled by professional regulators”

The use of NDAs cannot be effectively controlled by professional regulators like the SRA and legislation is needed, a campaigner for tougher restrictions has told Legal Futures.

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LSB demands regulators deliver “real change in outcomes for consumers”

The Legal Services Board has today demanded further action from regulators to deliver “real change in outcomes” as it publishes a draft statutory policy statement on empowering consumers.

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Profits soar as listed legal business benefits from litigation investment

RBG Holdings, the AIM-listed company that now owns two law firms, saw profits increase nearly three-fold in the first six months of the year, fuelled by gains from its litigation work.

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In-house lawyers “more trusting of automation” after pandemic

The pandemic has made in-house lawyers more trusting of self-service approaches to work and legal tech, a report has found.

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Increased indemnity costs “biggest threat” to smaller law firms

Smaller law firms have survived the pandemic well but are very worried about possible increases in the cost of their professional indemnity insurance, a report has found.

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Fraud, overbilling and more – SRA bans non-solicitors over misconduct

The Solicitors Regulation Authority has banned a string of non-solicitors from working in the profession, with issues like theft, overbilling and fabricating documents among the causes.

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Turnover and profits soar at listed business’s law firm

The listed business that owns leading personal injury law firm Bond Turner saw its legal revenues soar 38% and profits 209% in the first half of this year as it gears up for further expansion.

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