- Thursday, 19 May 2016
Regulation of lawyers across the developed world is under pressure from technological and other disruptions, and national competition authorities should seize the opportunity to guarantee market access for new entrants, the OECD has advised.
Posted in Latest news, Technology
- Monday, 17 November 2014
The Competition and Markets Authority is considering whether to launch a review of the legal services market, it has emerged. It was a report in 2001 by its predecessor, the Office of Fair Trading, which began the process that led to the Legal Services Act 2007.
Tags: competition, Competition and Markets Authority, Legal Services Act, Legal Services Board, Office of Fair Trading
Posted in Latest news, Legal Services Board
- Thursday, 26 April 2012
Law firms and third-party funders will not be allowed to initiate group actions for breach of competition law – and such cases will be exempt from the move towards allowing solicitors to work on a contingency fee basis, under proposals published this week by the government.
Tags: competition, contingency fees, Litigation Funding, Office of Fair Trading
Posted in Latest news
- Sunday, 20 February 2011
Lord Falconer, who as Lord Chancellor steered the Legal Services Act through Parliament, last week warned about the challenges alternative business structures provide for “the preservation of legal ethics”.
Tags: ABS, Alternative business structures, competition, ethics, external investment, legal education
Posted in Alternative business structures, Barristers, News
- Tuesday, 16 February 2010
The experience of north-west law firm Farleys shows how an online service delivery capability can help law firms meet the challenges presented by the Legal Services Act, explains Epoq, a Legal Futures Associate.
Tags: competition, Legal Services Act, Online Legal Services
Posted in Practice Management, Technology
For many years, outsourcing has been seen as a bit of a scary prospect within the conveyancing sector. But thanks to the stamp duty holiday, conveyancers are now realising some of the many benefits.
In November, Google received two court rulings, through which it both closed and opened the door to class actions against it. So what do the decisions mean for future class actions?
The consolidation of law firms through merger and acquisition has resulted in fewer, but more sophisticated and expert clinical negligence practices.