- 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
For the majority of Black and ethnic minority citizens in this country, legal services are still as hard to reach, as hard to choose, or as hard to trust, as they were years ago.
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.