DWF unveils largest acquisition by listed law firm

DWF is to make the biggest acquisition by a listed law firm to date by spending more than £40m on a leading Spanish practice. The news came as the firm announced positive half-year results.

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Hale: Gender-biased instructions holding back female barristers

Women not being instructed in the best cases and “traditional assumptions about who gets what sort of judging job” are the main reasons for there being relatively few in the senior judiciary, Lady Hale has argued.

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Legal sector to shed thousands of jobs in coming years

The legal services sector is to shed 13,000 jobs in the decade to 2027 – with a further 22,000 at risk if technology brings radical change to the workforce, research for the Law Society has predicted.

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Contentious probate lawyer launches conflict coaching firm

A solicitor specialising in contentious probate – and the first to become a specialist private client mediator with CEDR – has launched a private client mediation and conflict coaching business.

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Solicitor rebuked for issuing cheque that bounced

A solicitor has been sanctioned for sending a client a cheque for his damages which bounced – one of four regulatory settlement agreements reached by the SRA with solicitors and a firm.

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Multi-disciplinary ABS announces intention to float

A City law firm that describes itself as an asset management consultancy, providing a wide range of services to alternative fund managers and asset owners, has notified its intention to float on AIM.

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Solicitor who felt “intimidated” by clients struck off

A partner who said she felt “threatened and intimidated” by clients who would not accept her advice to discontinue has been struck off for lying about the progress of their cases.

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Legal aid firm loses JR over contract withdrawal

There is no basis for a law firm’s challenge to a Legal Aid Agency decision to reject its tender for a legal aid contract, the High Court has ruled.

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ABS puts well-known criminal law firm into liquidation

Well-known criminal law firm Kaim Todner closed its doors yesterday after One Legal – the alternative business structure that owns it – was put into voluntary liquidation.

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Moving home using just an app comes a step closer

A start-up aiming to give home buyers access to all the information on their move via an app is set to launch a pilot with several leading software providers – and through them law firms.

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10 December 2019

Is your website lost in the desert?

Having a website is like advertising on a billboard in the middle of the desert – it’s pretty useless unless people are driving past to see it. It’s exactly the same with cyberspace.

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