A UK-based magic circle practice is among five law firms to be the first to launch a platform aimed at simplifying the job of adopting advanced legal technology by filtering out products that are unproven, inefficient, or insecure.
Partners and fee-earners in law firms which have closed should give “careful thought” to buying additional run-off cover to protect them when the Solicitors Indemnity Fund closes next year.
The chair of the Criminal Bar Association has called on the senior judiciary to extend wellbeing protocols being drafted for the family courts to the criminal jurisdiction.
There is as yet “no clear answer” to the question of whether an online court will facilitate easier access to the court system, research has found.
Law firms have shared details of how being mentored by larger practices has helped them make their workplaces more friendly to LGBT solicitors, staff and clients.
The breakdown of how the £700,000 of government money awarded to the SRA to run the Legal Access Challenge has finally been published, with nearly half of it going to partner Nesta Challenges.
A leading academic has strongly criticised the pilot test of the first stage of the Solicitors Qualifying Exam, saying it “obscures as much as it reveals” and did not meet “basic reporting standards”.
A trainee who complained of “a perceived lack of training” a few weeks after starting work at a small Norfolk law firm was not a whistleblower, an employment tribunal has ruled.
The High Court has struck out a claim for professional negligence, breach of contract and fiduciary duty made against a central London law firm which was based on “incomprehensible pleadings”.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority is considering whether to abandon the skills element of the first stage of the Solicitors Qualifying Exam, meaning it would consist entirely of multiple-choice questions.