A&O looks to deepen ties with global network through support services plan

News Article - 30/09/2013 : A&O, Allen & Overy, commoditisation, magic circle, network, outsourcing, support services, Finance, Marketing & BD, Technology, Practice Management, Practice Management

Allen & Overy (A&O) has launched a new service to give its relationship firms access to magic circle level support functions, in a push to strengthen ties in jurisdictions including Libya and Scotland.

The magic circle firm...

Complex legal products risk the law’s own mis-selling scandal, ombudsman warns

News Article - 11/07/2012 : commoditisation, conditional fee agreements, legal expenses insurance, price competition, Risk & Compliance, Risk & Compliance

The Chief Legal Ombudsman today warned of the risk of a payment protection insurance-type scandal engulfing the legal profession after collecting evidence of clients being sold complex and confusing legal products that they often...