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“Insane” to bar solicitors from working for unregulated firms, online pioneer says

An online legal services pioneer has described the current rules preventing solicitors from practising at unregulated firms as “insane”. Former solicitor Tessa Shepperson backed plans by the Solicitors Regulation Authority to change the rules – a move strongly resisted by the Law Society.

March 29th, 2018 | No Comments »

SRA hits back over criticism of handbook rewrite

The chief executive and chair of the Solicitors Regulation Authority have hit back over criticism of their plans for a comprehensive rewrite of the handbook. They said allowing solicitors to work outside authorised entities would contribute to improving access to legal services and enforcement of civil rights.

July 14th, 2016 | No Comments »

“Massive space” for unregulated firms to advise SMEs, says head of online service

The founder of an unregulated law firm offering advice to SMEs has said there is a “massive space” for similar companies to move into the market. Robert Taylor, founder of Business Law Online, said small businesses wanted a “much more commercial” approach.

May 4th, 2016 | No Comments »

“Change in law needed” to open up Legal Ombudsman to clients of unregulated firms, says boss

Only a change in the law would allow the Legal Ombudsman to cover complaints from consumers of unregulated law firms, the chair of the organisation’s governing body has said as he called on paralegals to campaign for access to the redress scheme.

April 26th, 2016 | No Comments »

Legal services market is failing us, say small businesses

This is a “considerable failure” of the legal services market to meet the needs of small businesses, a major lobbying group has told the Competition and Markets Authority. The Federation of Small Business said the barriers small businesses face in resolving legal problems were “numerous”.

March 30th, 2016 | 3 Comments »