Tikit case study: TV Edwards Solicitors

Case Study - 16/11/2015 : efficiency, legal aid, practice management system, profitability, virtual, Technology, Practice Management

Background

TV Edwards Solicitors is a Londonbased law firm, established in 1929, that now has multiple offices across the city. Having gained recognition for innovation in IT and employee engagement, providing first class...

LPM magazine, November 2014 – Can QualitySolicitors carry it off?

Resource - 04/11/2014 : ADDS, Advanced Legal, BigHand, cyber crime, Cyber threat, DW reporting, Emma Sell, Fisher Jones Greenwood, General, information security, Inksters, jane pritchard, legal aid, QS Talbots, QualitySolicitors, the good risk law firm, thomson reuters elite, tv edwards, Finance, Human Resources, Knowledge Management, Marketing & BD, Risk & Compliance, Technology, Practice Management

Last chance for Quality?

Five years on, the road for QS has been rocky. This month we look back at the various phases of QualitySolicitors and speak to new CEO Eddie Ross as well as current and past members. It has not...

Legal aid cuts trigger 47 per cent drop in family mediation

News Article - 03/10/2013 : family law, family lawyers, freedom of information, legal aid, legal aid cuts, ministry of justice, Practice Management, Community

Legal aid cuts have triggered a dramatic drop in the number of divorcing couples opting for mediation, according to the latest government figures.

Judicial guidance requires couples contemplating a divorce to consider mediation before...

Grayling ignores pleas to delay legal aid cuts

News Article - 28/08/2013 : grayling, jchr, joint committee on human rights, justice secretary, law society, legal aid, Practice Management, Community

Chris Grayling has ignored pleas by the joint committee on human rights (JCHR) and the Law Society for a delay in his programme of legal aid cuts.

The JCHR, chaired by Welsh-speaking Labour MP Hywel Francis, announced last month that he...

Co-op to launch family law service in London before nationwide roll-out

News Article - 30/04/2012 : ABS, CLS, family law service, legal aid, Marketing & BD, Marketing & BD, Practice Management

Co-operative Legal Services (CLS) will this summer launch its family law service in London before rolling it out nationwide, director Christina Blacklaws has revealed.

Ms Blacklaws, who joined CLS last November to help spearhead...

ABSs will spark City “litigation revolution” and de facto fusion, says SRA chief

News Article - 24/04/2012 : ABS, fee cuts, legal aid, litigation boutiques, SRA, Marketing & BD, Marketing & BD, Practice Management

The UK is on the cusp of a “litigation revolution” involving boutique alternative business structures (ABS) offering externally-funded contingency fee deals, according to the chairman of the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

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Djanogly: ABSs helping to create conditions for legal aid firms “to flourish”

News Article - 19/03/2012 : ABS, legal aid, Practice Management, Practice Management, Community

The legal aid reforms will open up opportunities for law firms, with alternative business structures (ABSs) offering one way to exploit them, justice minister Jonathan Djanogly claimed last week.

He also revealed that this week’s Budget...

Access to Justice Foundation takes on first-ever CEO

News Article - 14/02/2012 : access to justice, legal aid, pro bono, Finance, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing & BD, Practice Management

The Access to Justice Foundation has appointed its first chief executive officer (CEO) as the organisation looks to raise the profile of the pro-bono sector.

Ruth Daniel, who has worked both in house at BT and in private practice...

Legal aid: changes to reconciliation protocol

News Article - 01/02/2012 : law society, legal aid, legal services commission, Finance, Finance, Marketing & BD, Practice Management

Following discussions with the Law Society last year, the Legal Services Commission (LSC) has amended the monthly payment system for legal aid work, and is now offering providers a choice as to how they are paid for Civil (Legal Help) and...

Exclusive: Birmingham and Westminster councils to offer legal advice via webcam in libraries

News Article - 19/01/2012 : government, legal aid, pro bono, Marketing & BD, Marketing & BD, Practice Management

Birmingham and Westminster city councils are teaming up with legal video conferencing business Instant Law to provide library users with free access to online advice, Legal Futures can reveal.

Instant Law UK launched its first...

TFB - Entry in Law Society Software Solutions Guide 2009

Resource - 19/01/2012 : case management, guide, law firm profitability, legal accounts, legal aid, Matter Management, money laundering, profitability, software solutions, time recording, workflow, Marketing & BD, Marketing & BD, Technology

 

Every year the Law Society publishes a guide of legal software solutions which is open to all suppliers in the market who have to pass a rigorous set of criteria in order to feature.

This year there were 10 entries who were...

Missing millions - Government plans for civil legal aid offer unproven savings

Resource - 19/01/2012 : feature article, legal aid, legal costs, Finance, Finance, Marketing & BD

"This Government’s immediate priority is to reduce the financial deficit and encourage economic recovery. We have made it clear that the main burden of the deficit reduction will be borne by reduced public spending, achieved by financial...

There is a better way - The Law Society’s alternative proposals for saving

Resource - 19/01/2012 : feature article, legal aid, legal costs, Finance, Finance, Marketing & BD

This document sets out in detail the viable and credible alternative to the Government’s proposals to cut civil legal aid in the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill.

The Law Society accepts that public...

Legal Aid - Beginners Accounting

Event - 19/01/2012 : Exeter, legal aid, solicitor account rules, Finance, Finance, Training and educational courses, Workshops and seminars

This course aims to provide a beginners guide to the accounting procedures relating to Public Funded work to include:

An overview of the different types of public funding, how the Solicitors...

Legal Aid - Beginners Accounting

Event - 19/01/2012 : legal aid, Manchester, solicitor account rules, Finance, Finance, Training and educational courses, Workshops and seminars

This course aims to provide a beginners guide to the accounting procedures relating to Public Funded work to include:

An overview of the different types of public funding, how the Solicitors...