ILFM Conference 2017

Event - 07/11/2017 : accounts rules, Central London, ILFM conference, legal finance, SRA, The Law Society, Finance, Conferences, Risk & Compliance, Practice Management

Friday 24th November 2017 @ The Law Society, London

 

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Money laundering task force chair advises Encompass Corporation

News Article - 30/08/2017 : anti money laundering, due diligence software, legal company search, legal software, software for lawyers, technology for lawyers, The Law Society, Finance, Risk & Compliance, Practice Management

Encompass Corporation has appointed Amy Bell, of Amy Bell Compliance, as industry advisor to advise on encompass verify, next generation AML and KYC software for legal and accountancy.
 
Chair of the Law Society...

Industry analysis from LexisNexis: For a change?

Resource - 27/01/2017 : briefing, General, law firm management, lexisnexis, Panicos Iordanou, The Law Society

This article was also featured as an industry analysis in the May 2016 issue of Briefing. To read the issue in full, download Briefing...

What price exclusivity? by Janine Parker, Paragon LawSelect

Blog post - 23/01/2017 : broking, Janine Parker, law firm, legal practice, Legal Practice Management, paragon brokers, The Law Society, Practice Management

This blog post was also featured as a column in the September 2016 issue of Legal Practice Management magazine. To read the issue in full, ...

Conveyancing – recent trends and areas of concern

Resource - 18/05/2016 : Conveyancing Quality Scheme, cyber risks, Cyber security, The Law Society, Risk & Compliance, Practice Management

Law firms can provide a full conveyancing service without ever meeting the client. Cyber risks are a growing area of concern, with e-mail hacking becoming more of a regular occurrence. Data breaches are potentially more likely to occur if...

The Law Society has predicted the UK legal services sector will grow by 4.9% turnover

Resource - 13/11/2015 : annual turnover, business development, complacency, General, lexisnexis, The Law Society

This resource was also featured as a Briefing Industry Analysis in the March 2015 issue of Briefing magazine...

Conveyancing value: is it all about price?

Resource - 13/05/2015 : conveyancing, ETSOS, Legal Mentors, pricing, The Law Society, Technology, Practice Management

Firms must be more aware of how they are quoting for work and ensure that eye-catching “headline figures” do not mislead prospective clients and prevent them from making an informed decision on instructing legal services, according to...

SRA to end Law Society’s ‘Find a Solicitor’ monopoly

News Article - 21/11/2014 : General, law firm comparison websites, risk and compliance, solicitors regulation authority, SRA, The Law Society, Risk & Compliance

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is to end the monopoly currently enjoyed by the Law Society’s ‘Find a Solicitor’ website, by making the data behind it available to commercial comparison sites.

In a further step...

Law Society launches £80,000 project to become “more member focused”

News Article - 04/03/2014 : hr, legal aid campaign, The Law Society, Human Resources, Risk & Compliance

The Law Society has launched an £80,000 project that aims to make it a “more member-focused organisation”, Legal Futures can reveal.

Chancery Lane has hired a former head of communication campaigns at insurance giant...

Attorney general “warned LSB about regulatory creep” but indicates no roll-back of Clementi

News Article - 23/01/2014 : BSB, Clementi, legal services board, LSB, QASA, Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates, the Bar Standards Board, The Law Society, Risk & Compliance, Practice Management

The attorney general has warned about the “danger” of regulators micro-managing the legal profession, but also indicated that the government is unlikely to roll back the Clementi reforms that led to the creation of independent...

Diversity deadline looms for thousands of firms

News Article - 16/01/2014 : diversity, Diversity data, diversity monitoring, law firms, Legal News, legal services board, legal workforce, LSB, solicitors regulation authority, SRA, The Law Society, UK law firms, Human Resources, Risk & Compliance

More than 6,000 law firms have yet to submit their workforce diversity data to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), the regulator warned yesterday.

They now have less than three weeks until the...

SME managing partners to get mentoring and coaching

News Article - 16/01/2014 : Business development agency, business structure, Change in law, Clintons Crimson, coaching, Creative Sheffield, Douglas McPherson, Financial support, HR support, John Seigal, law firm, law firms, law rim management mentoring programme, legal, Legal News, Management support, mentoring, Size 10½ Boots, SME Law firm, SME law firms, SME managing partners, the International Bar Association, The Law Society, Human Resources, Practice Management

'Change in Law' group sessions start on Friday.

An innovative new skills development programme for managing partners of SME law firms will have its first group session at the...

Ringing in a busy new year at Moneypenny

News Article - 14/01/2014 : Glenn Jackson, hr, human resources, International calls, law firms, legal, legal receptionists, legal services, moneypenny, telephone answering, The Law Society, Human Resources, Practice Management

Telephone answering specialist Moneypenny is reporting a busy start to the New Year with growing client numbers, high call volumes and a new recruitment drive.

Endorsed by the Law Society and...

The legal aid battle at Chancery Lane

News Article - 08/01/2014 : Anonymous ballot, Chancery Lane, Des Hudson, Electoral Reform Society, James Parry, law firms, lawyers, Legal News, Nick Fluck, Parry Welch Lacey Solicitors, Special general meeting, The Law Society, The Lawyer, Human Resources, Risk & Compliance

Law Society bosses feel the heat as profession demands more action against cuts

Solicitors normally treat their professional body with utter ambivalence. So when some 500 of them...

Conveyancing portal pilots to start next year

News Article - 23/10/2013 : conveyancing, conveyancing portal, jonathan smithers, sme, solicitors journal, The Law Society, Technology, Practice Management

'This puts us in fairly and squarely in the 21st Century'

Testing of the Law Society's plans for an electronic conveyancing portal are to begin "as soon as possible next year", Jonathan Smithers, chairman of the...