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Regional firm’s motoring law chatbot “first of many”

17 August 2018

A regional law firm has launched a motoring law chatbot, with its solicitor creator saying he wanted to stop non-lawyers from deciding the direction of legal technology.


Bank backing for listed firm’s acquisition ambitions

16 August 2018

Knights Group – the Staffordshire-based law firm that listed in June – has secured bank funding to support its strategy to complete at least three acquisitions by April 2020.


“Whistleblower” ex-partner sues firm for constructive dismissal

15 August 2018

A former salaried partner of a Manchester law firm is suing for constructive dismissal on the grounds that she blew the whistle on alleged accounts rule breaches.


Blockchain and AI “could underpin” future law firms

13 August 2018

A future where law firms are ‘distributed entities’ based on blockchain and smart contracts and lawyers will add value by being trusted advisers assisted by AI.


Overheard pub talk “showed solicitor’s redundancy was bogus”

10 August 2018

A solicitor has been allowed to use a leaked internal email and overheard pub conversation as evidence for a discrimination claim against his former firm.


Riley secures funding boost for law firm client app

8 August 2018

A solicitor who shot to prominence on The Apprentice has secured a further £344,000 investment in the app she has developed to help law firms communicate more effectively with clients.


Inquest negligence claim against Leigh Day thrown out

3 August 2018

A claim that Leigh Day was negligent in its representation of the family of the deceased at an inquest has been dismissed by the High Court.


£100,000 fine for company that made nuisance PI calls

3 August 2018

A marketing company that made nuisance personal injury calls to people registered with the Telephone Preference Service has been fined £100,000.


Consumer satisfaction with lawyers reaches new high

1 August 2018

Consumers are happier with the service they receive from lawyers than any other time this decade, according to new research.


MyLegalAdviser seeks funding for “dramatic growth”

1 August 2018

Lawyer-matching service MyLegalAdviser is seeking investment to expand from 100 firms in and around London to 1,000 across the country, its founder has said.

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15 August 2018

Get ready for the SRA’s transparency rules

You will no doubt by now be aware that the Legal Services Board has approved new rules proposed by the SRA requiring law firms to publish certain price and service information on their website.

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