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.

Law Society’s £30m cut of practising fees faces scrutiny

6 December 2018

The £30m that the Law Society levies on solicitors for its representative work is to be put under the microscope by the Legal Services Board next year.

Struck-off solicitor fails to overturn sentence for conducting litigation

4 December 2018

The Court of Appeal has refused permission for a struck-off solicitor to appeal against a suspended prison sentence handed out for conducting litigation in breach of the Legal Services Act 2007.

Law firm’s bid to trade mark ‘legal engineer’ rejected

3 December 2018

The Intellectual Property Office has rejected much of a law firm’s bid to trade mark the term ‘legal engineer’, saying it should be free for anyone in the profession to use.

Solicitor rebuked and fined for dealings with journalist

3 December 2018

A solicitor acting in a case of historical sexual abuse has been rebuked for sharing with a journalist a document that then formed the basis of an article, when he should not have done.

SRA quizzes big firms on sexual harassment policies

28 November 2018

The Solicitors Regulation Authority has asked the country’s biggest law firms to explain how they prevent and respond to allegations of sexual harassment, it has emerged.

SRA “on wrong side of history” says Lewis after Twitter fine

28 November 2018

The Jewish solicitor fined for posting offensive messages on social media in response to alleged neo-Nazi trolls has accused the SRA of being “on the wrong side of history”.

Sexual misconduct cases “fuelling big rise” in SDT hearings

22 November 2018

A surge in sexual misconduct cases has triggered big rises in the budget and workload planned for the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal next year, it has emerged.

Dissolved company’s files “still privileged”, says court

22 November 2018

Legal professional privilege can protect the documents of a dissolved company from disclosure, the High Court has ruled in a case involving global firm Dentons.

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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.

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