Resources


Weekly round-up: ABSs, ABSs and more ABSs

26 September 2010

Our weekly round-up of other relevant news from elsewhere finds alternative business structures on the minds of virtually everyone, whether in England, Scotland, Canada or the USA. If one theme emerges, it is that everyone is waking up to the threats and possibilities inherent in them.


Weekly round-up: aptitude tests, Susskind, firms squeezed and overblown reputations

17 September 2010

This week’s round-up of other relevant news and comment on the web takes in reaction to our story on an aptitude test for LPC students, Professor Richard Susskind’s thoughts ahead of an updated version of his book coming out, fears of big financial pressures on law firms, a survey that shows solicitors think too much of their own reputation, and much more.


Weekly round-up: e-commerce, outsourcing, negligence and law firm websites

27 August 2010

Our weekly round-up of other interesting regulation/Legal Services Act type stories begins with the Law Society Gazette’s ever-interesting Euro blog by Jonathan Goldsmith, secretary-general of Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe. He looks at a European Commission consultation on how it can encourage e-commerce, with lawyers one of the key targets.


Current open consultations

29 March 2010

Only two approved regulators currently have open consultations – the Solicitors Regulation Authority on transitional arrangements to its new practising fee arrangements, and the Bar Standards Board on developing authorisation to practise arrangements


Blog


Katie McKenna

How is your internal weather today?

Like the weather, our feelings and perspectives change and undulate throughout the day. When you look outside, you get a snapshot of the world in that moment.


Anything else to say about SDLT?

SDLT is not stamp duty. This is something I have to say to firms too often. Whilst it has some of the same words in its name, it is not the former tax on property deeds that existed pre-December 2003.


Reports


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Our latest special report, produced in association with Temple Legal Protection, looks at the role of after-the-event (ATE) insurance in commercial litigation post-LASPO.