SDT condemns Asons for “disgraceful” client letters

The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal has described letters sent to clients by failed Bolton law firm Asons as “disgraceful” and “self-serving”.

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All sides welcome whiplash reform delay

There was surprising unanimity yesterday in support of the Ministry of Justice’s decision to delay implementation of its whiplash reforms by a year to April 2020.

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Share bonanza for Gateley partners amid strong results

The UK’s first listed law firm, Gateley, unveiled strong annual results yesterday, as the partners from when it went public have seen a “healthy return” on their shares.

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CILEx to become ABS regulator no.6

The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives is set to become the sixth body allowed to license alternative business structures after its application was approved by the Lord Chancellor.

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Whiplash reforms delayed a year to April 2020

Implementation of the government’s whiplash reforms is to be delayed by a year to April 2020, the Ministry of Justice has announced, with the new online portal tested six months earlier.

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SDT consults on adopting civil standard of proof

The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal inched closer to adopting a civil standard of proof yesterday when it published a consultation on ditching the criminal standard.

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Law firm call-centre worker banned over fraud

A call-centre worker at a leading debt recovery law firm has been banned from working in the profession after trying to defraud debtors.

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“Seismic change” on the horizon, Legal Futures roundtable hears

“Seismic change” is on the horizon for the profession because of the direction of technology, a Legal Futures roundtable on the law firm on the future has heard.

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“Significant barriers” exist for disabled lawyers

Disabled people seeking employment or working in the legal profession are “an untapped resource”, according to ground-breaking research.

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Courts Service to up the ante on digital divorce and probate

The next year of the court modernisation programme will see digital end-to-end services for divorce, probate, and money claims for under £10,000.

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20 July 2018

Have you lost control of your law firm’s online narrative?

The ability to build trust and establish authority from the outset of a relationship with a new or prospective client is of key importance for lawyers and law firms.

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