- Thursday, 8 December 2016
Small businesses need a “beefed up” legal system that prevents disputes in the first place and resolves those that occur more, their representative body said today. This includes integrating the online court “seamlessly” with other courts, and a specialist commercial track in the small claims court.
Tags: alternative dispute resolution, Federation of Small Businesses, Online Court
Posted in Latest news, Technology
- Tuesday, 8 September 2015
The European directive on alternative dispute resolution will not only extend the period for making complaints about lawyers from six to twelve months, but reduce the grounds for the Legal Ombudsman to reject them from 14 to four, it has emerged.
Tags: alternative dispute resolution, complaints, Legal Ombudsman
Posted in Latest news, Legal Ombudsman, Legal Services Act
If 2020 taught us anything, it is that lawyers will not disappear any time soon. Still, paper will gradually disappear in favour of digital tools, investment in technology and better ways of working.
Over the Christmas break while relaxing, I decided it would be a perfect time to catch up on a few stories from the legal sector to see how the profession was coping.