- Thursday, 13 July 2017
The march of the digital conveyancer continues apace, from the government planning to create the largest repository of open land data in the world, to the rapid adoption of sophisticated technology by conveyancers, such as chatbots and artificial intelligence. So,… Read More
Posted in LFReports
- Monday, 15 May 2017
Three-quarters of CLC lawyers think that regulation by the CLC provides value for money and supports innovation and growth in their business. Now the CLC has launched a consultation on the objectives and principles that should govern the setting of licence and practice fees. This follows a 20% reduction in entity fee rates in 2016.
Posted in associate news
- Thursday, 19 July 2012
The High Court has ordered the Council for Licensed Conveyancers to consider £2.3m claims for compensation after it overturned an internal decision that the CLC was unable to make any grants at all.
Tags: CLC, compensation fund, Council for Licensed Conveyancers
Posted in Latest news, Other lawyers
- Monday, 27 June 2011
A single regulator for all legal services is “logical and plausible”, but not inevitable, a report for the Legal Services Board has concluded. Former Ministry of Justice official Nick Smedley argued that the existence of multiple regulators “focused on the differences of individual practitioners” is unlikely to be relevant in a post-alternative business structures market.
Tags: Association of Costs Lawyers, Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, CLC, Costs Lawyer Standards Board, Council for Licensed Conveyancers, ILEX, ILEX Professional Standards, Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys, IPReg, Legal Services Board, Master of the Faculties
Posted in Barristers, Legal Executives, Legal Services Board, News, Other lawyers, Solicitors
Planning for retirement
8 July 2020
In 2006 I started thinking about retirement whilst founding a boutique practice specialising in partnership and employment law. Ten years later, a friend told me that I would never be able to retire.
Time for a new regulatory settlement
3 July 2020
The problem with reform based on a compromise with vested interests is that it ends up being more pig’s ear than silk purse and the Legal Services Act 2007 is no exception.