An expert in law firm regulation has said he does not know a single insurer interested in providing indemnity insurance to freelance solicitors, a concern echoed by the Law Society.
Artificial intelligence software poses risks to society including tracking and identifying individuals, ‘scoring’ people without their knowledge, and powering lethal autonomous weapons systems.
The number of insolvencies among solicitors’ firms reached a new high last year, Insolvency Service figures have shown, and a funder has warned that ‘loan stacking’ will only make things worse.
Anexo Group, the AIM-listed credit hire and legal services business, announced annual results yesterday ahead of market expectations and declared its intention to keep growing the law firm it owns.
The courts offer a “Rolls Royce system for the very few, while everyone else is left to walk”, Professor Richard Susskind has said in advocating for online courts.
The High Court has rejected an appeal from a barrister disbarred last year after being jailed for telling the government that the Olympic Games in London was at risk from terrorists with a nuclear bomb.
The Co-operative – now the UK’s largest provider of probate – recorded a 37% rise in turnover from legal services in 2018, and a 53% jump in profit. Meanwhile, Ince Gordon Dadds has bought another firm.
A solicitor who was recorded by an undercover reporter giving advice on what he knew was a sham marriage has been struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.
Judges, justice campaigners, academics and others have raised wide-ranging concerns about the government’s ambitious court reform programme in evidence submitted to MPs.
The lack of judges from a black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) background is down to discrimination, according to the MP who investigated the treatment of BAME people in the criminal justice system.