Practice points

Embracing online reviews “changed firm’s culture for the better”

22 March 2021

Embracing online reviews can trigger a positive, service-driven culture change at law firms, the practice director of a leading West Country firm told last week’s Legal Futures webinar.

Solicitor using £50k prize to develop automated advice platform

19 March 2021

A solicitor who won a female innovators award is to put her £50,000 cash prize to building an automated platform that will provide cost-effective legal support to start-ups.

Impact on lawyers of traumatic cases “worsened by pandemic”

15 March 2021

Covid-19, coupled with the savage cuts in legal aid, have greatly added to the vicarious trauma suffered by social justice lawyers from being immersed in clients’ day-to-day problems.

Lawtech boss calls for new approach to contracting

15 March 2021

A new approach to contracts based on legally binding principles of conduct and comprehensive model terms has been put forward by a leading figure in the lawtech community.

CrowdJustice founder raises £5m for spin-out lawtech business

12 March 2021

Lawtech company Legl – set up by the team behind pioneering funding platform CrowdJustice – has raised $7m (£5m) in Series A funding.

Nine-year study to track progress towards gender parity at top of profession

9 March 2021

A nine-year global project to uncover the root causes of the lack of gender parity at the most senior levels of the legal profession has been launched by the International Bar Association.

Women lawyer support networks increasingly involving men

8 March 2021

Men are increasingly being invited to participate in women lawyers’ networks, according to a report into gender-based organisations and a ‘toolkit’ on how to set one up.

Mentoring scheme enters first university law school collaboration

2 March 2021

Coventry University’s Law School has become the first faculty to form a collaboration with a fast-growing mentoring programme launched by a trainee solicitor at City giant Allen & Overy.

First cohort of graduate solicitor apprentices start work towards SQE

24 February 2021

Eight graduate solicitor apprentices have started work at defendant firm Keoghs, one of the first law firms to offer this approach, as we round up a host of SQE and other training news.

Law firm begins work with entrepreneurs to build lawtech start-ups

23 February 2021

Six entrepreneurs looking to develop lawtech start-ups have joined a new programme at the incubator MDR LAB, created by London law firm Mishcon de Reya.

Law firm takes stake in online legal services platform for SMEs

22 February 2021

Cambridge and London law firm Taylor Vinters is taking an equity stake in online legal services business LawBite as they collaborate to provide SMEs with international advice.

Renewing your PII this spring? Here’s what you need to know

22 February 2021

Since abolition of the common renewal date, practices have been free to choose when to renew their professional indemnity insurance. We estimate that around 30-40% now renew between March and April.

Managing partner wins disability discrimination claims against firm

19 February 2021

The managing partner of a South Yorkshire law firm has won his claim against the practice for both direct and indirect disability discrimination, as well as a failure to make reasonable adjustments.

Probe to consider how best to regulate use of AI in legal services

19 February 2021

The more innovative use of technology like artificial intelligence by unregulated providers of legal services is raising questions of whether there is a widening consumer protection gap.

Service provider hack sees 100GB of data stolen from top law firm

18 February 2021

Global law firm Jones Day has reportedly had 100 gigabytes of data stolen, with some of it appearing on the dark web, after a third party that provides it with file transfer software was hacked.

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Katie McKenna

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