- Monday, 13 April 2015
Lawyers who act on instructions in threatening potential intellectual property infringers with action are to be exempt from being sued when the threat turns out to be groundless, after the government recently gave the go-ahead for law reforms.
Tags: intellectual property
Posted in Indemnity insurance, Latest news
- Tuesday, 10 December 2013
The prospect of external investment in intellectual property firms is set to soar after the Intellectual Property Regulation Board won the support of the Legal Services Board to become the third alternative business structure licensing authority.
Tags: Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys, intellectual property, Intellectual Property Regulation Board, IPReg, Legal Services Act, Legal Services Board
Posted in Alternative business structures, Latest news, Legal Services Board, Other lawyers
- Friday, 5 October 2012
Our regular news round-up covers the Law Society bowing to pressure over criminal litigation accreditation scheme plans, banks signing up to a new probate protocol, QualitySolicitors’ charitable partnership with Barnardo’s, the College of Law adding a Masters in Law to the LPC, an IP firm diversifying, and sluggish growth at the top firms.
Tags: criminal law, intellectual property, Law Society, legal practice course, LPC, probate, QASA, Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates, QualitySolicitors, Solicitors Regulation Authority
Posted in Latest news, News In Brief
What the pandemic has brought into sharp focus for firms is a desire to reduce costs. In 2019, research found cost reductions were last on a long list of priorities for firms; now they are near the top.
As my legal career progressed, I began to realise the reality was very different than I had envisaged. I was in a constant state of stress, working very long hours. I normalised the stress, as it seemed to be everywhere I looked.