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“We need to bring judicial bullying into the open,” says Bar Council chair

There needs to be a culture of awareness and openness about bullying by judges, the chairman of the Bar Council has said.

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History as women become majority of solicitors – but still lag badly at partner level

Women have become the majority of practising solicitors for the first time, but men are still twice as likely to be partners, according to new figures.

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SRA’s insurance reforms “piling too much risk on consumers”

The Solicitors Regulation Authority’s plans to reform professional indemnity insurance and the compensation fund put too much risk on consumers without any commensurate benefit, a watchdog has warned.

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Law firms “complacent” about market changes, says bellwether report

Law firms are at risk of being overtaken by changes in the legal marketplace if they do not rethink how their businesses are run, according to a new survey.

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Credit hire and legal services group set to raise £25m from listing

A group bringing together credit hire and legal services is to list on the stock exchange this week. Anexo Group has recently obtained an ABS licence.

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AI “will help law firms make business decisions”, says Law Society report

Law firm managers and in-house counsel will increasingly rely on artificial intelligence for decisions on the best strategic course to take in the future, according to a Law Society study.

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LSE and Oxford deliver highest earnings for law graduates, research reveals

Studying law at the London School of Economics and Oxford University are the best for men and women respectively in terms of their career earnings, ground-breaking new research has found.

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MPs warned of court modernisation risks

Evidence provided to MPs by those involved in or observing the courts have outlined wide-ranging concerns about the government’s court modernisation programme.

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DWF weighing up £600m listing on stock exchange

Top-25 practice DWF is considering whether to become by far the largest law firm to list on the London Stock Exchange, it emerged today. The move would galvanise interest in law firms going public.

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Negligent solicitors face damages rehearing after Court of Appeal ruling

The Court of Appeal has overturned a ruling that leading Welsh firm Hugh James did not have to pay a former client damages even though it had provided negligent advice. It is the latest in a long line of negligence cases to come out of the government’s miners’ compensation scheme.

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20 June 2018

New tech on the block: what you need to know about blockchain

Blockchain. It’s been branded as the future of just about everything, and is soon expected to infiltrate all aspects of how we live our lives from banking, to tax returns to voting. But what is it, and how can it be used in property transactions?

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18 June 2018

Surely no one would do this?

It’s slightly tongue-in-cheek, but let’s see if we can design a business model that is doomed to struggle and which will ensure that we miss out on the profit and cash opportunities that come with providing high-value services at high prices in a near-monopoly situation.

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