- Friday, 15 July 2016
The first local authority alternative business structure to be given a licence by the Solicitors Regulation Authority has been taken over by the second. Lawyers at Buckinghamshire County Council have joined HB Public Law, making it the largest local authority legal team in the country.
Tags: ABS, Local authority legal services
Posted in Alternative business structures, Latest news
- Monday, 3 August 2015
Local authority legal departments are being forced to set up alternative business structures by restrictive rules on in-house lawyers, leading to the “privatisation” of public sector legal services, the director of Essex Legal Services has claimed.
Tags: ABS, Alternative business structures, in-house lawyers, local authorities, Local authority legal services
Posted in Alternative business structures, Latest news, Solicitors
- Thursday, 21 November 2013
HB Public Law, the merged legal teams of the London boroughs of Barnet and Harrow, is to seek an alternative business structure as a defence against outsourcing. Meanwhile, Kent Legal Services, the first council legal team to express ABS ambitions, has its plans on hold.
Tags: ABS, Alternative business structures, local authorities, Local authority legal services
Posted in Alternative business structures, Latest news, Market monitor
As we look towards the end of 2021 and at how the Bar has adapted to the harsh realities of the pandemic, the question beckons as to what the future holds.
The global coronavirus pandemic, and the rise in people working from home, has unfortunately provoked a growth in cyber-crime. The UK government estimates that the cost of cyber-crime is £27bn per annum.
When does an after-the-event insurance policy provide adequate security for a defendant’s costs? The short answer is that it very much depends on the wording of the particular policy.