Other lawyers


What transparency? Only 28% of websites show prices

7 December 2018

The profession has a long way to go to meet the new price and service transparency requirements, with just 28% of firms compliant or close to compliant, our research has found.


Quarter of conveyancers “not transparent” on fees

6 December 2018

A quarter of consumers believe their lawyer was “not transparent” on conveyancing fees, new research has shown on the day new price and service transparency rules come into force.


New rules to bolster legal regulators’ independence

5 November 2018

New rules which clearly limit the influence the Law Society can have on the Solicitors Regulation Authority, and the Bar Council on the Bar Standards Board, have been published.


LSB: Regulators making “good progress” on publishing prices

17 October 2018

The frontline regulators are making “very good progress” in improving price transparency, the Legal Services Board has said – but its consumer panel was far less impressed.


Survey: Home-buyers “in the dark” over referral fees

10 October 2018

Most home-buyers do not know if their conveyancer paid a fee for a recommendation from their estate agent, according to new research from the CLC.


Solicitors’ firms starting to switch regulator

8 October 2018

Solicitors’ firms are moving their whole practices or conveyancing departments to the oversight of the Council for Licensed Conveyancers, it has emerged.


Panel blasts ICAEW’s approach to probate prices

5 October 2018

The Legal Services Consumer Panel has strongly criticised the “insufficient” plans of the second largest probate regulator to introduce new requirements on publishing prices.


Online quote generators “must give instant results”

1 October 2018

Consumers using an online estimate generator should not have to give lawyers their contact details before receiving the figure, the Council for Licensed Conveyancers has said.


CMC owners face an end to ‘phoenixing’

20 September 2018

An end to owners of CMCs closing down a distressed firm and opening another – known as ‘phoenixing’ – is on the cards under new proposals from the Financial Conduct Authority.


Bogus lawyer who stole £68,000 from clients jailed

11 September 2018

A woman who falsely claimed to be a qualified immigration lawyer, and did not deliver on what clients paid her £68,000 for, has been jailed for five years.

← Older posts Page 1 of 25

Blog

10 December 2018
Barbara Hamilton-Bruce LF conf 2018

People change, people deliver

I’ve been in the midst of change for most of my career. Change was the unintended consequence of getting into PI. Change became intentional when I stepped into a senior operational role.

Read More