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There is a “huge future” for high street firms, new SPG chairman says

There is a “huge future” for high street law firms, but the way ahead will be for practices to become more specialised, the new chairman of the Sole Practitioners Group (SPG) has said.

June 10th, 2015 | No Comments »

More lawyers demand independent review of their treatment by SRA

The number of lawyers demanding an independent review of their treatment at the hands of the Solicitors Regulation Authority has gone up, despite a decline in members of the public making a similar request.

March 10th, 2015 | 1 Comment »

SRA resorts to outsourcing after 49% increase in tribunal referrals

The Solicitors Regulation Authority has been forced to rely on outsourcing and recruit more staff after a 49% surge in referrals to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal. It has also identified a series of emerging risks, including public sector cuts.

January 21st, 2015 | No Comments »

Sole practitioners warn of “dire consequences” if indemnity limit is cut

Sole practitioners have warned of “dire consequences” if the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) goes ahead with its plans to cut the minimum limit for indemnity cover from £2m to £500,000.

July 30th, 2014 | No Comments »

Sole practices responsible for 45% of claims on compensation fund

Sole practices are responsible for 45% of the latest claims made on the solicitors’ compensation fund, despite making up only around a third of firms at the time, research for the Solicitors Regulation Authority has found.

May 6th, 2014 | 1 Comment »

Council gives Law Society chiefs a bloody nose

The Law Society council yesterday gave the body’s management a bloody nose after rejecting its proposals to remove representation for groups representing black solicitors, sole practitioners and solicitors working in-house in commerce and industry, and local government.

March 28th, 2013 | No Comments »

Third edition of SRA Handbook in seven months goes live

The third edition of the SRA Handbook in just seven months has gone live after being approved by the Legal Services Board. A fourth edition in less than a year since the Handbook went live on 6 October 2011 should be necessary in June.

April 30th, 2012 | No Comments »

Anti-ABS group could decide as soon as tomorrow on calling Law Society SGM

The Solicitor Sole Practitioners Group could decide tomorrow whether to seek a special general meeting of the Law Society that would authorise a profession-wide poll on solicitors’ opposition to alternative business structures.

March 23rd, 2011 | 2 Comments »