Barristers oppose plans for more flexible CPD regime

News Article - 21/03/2016 : bar standards board, Chancery Bar Association, CPD, General, Inns of Court, solicitors

Plans by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) to introduce a more flexible, outcomes-focused CPD scheme have met with widespread opposition from barristers.

Only two of the proposals in the BSB’s latest consultation received a positive...

Fraud alert! How to protect yourself

Resource - 22/10/2015 : fraud, Get Safe Online, risk, solicitors, SRA, Finance, Practice Management

Over the last six months we have heard of seven legal practices losing client money through fraud, with more than £2.4million of office and client money stolen.

Four of the frauds were as a result of social engineering - the act of...

10 tech mistakes that solicitors make

Resource - 28/04/2015 : Clio, mistakes, solicitors, Technology, Technology, Practice Management

You have a smartphone. You have a computer. You probably even have a tablet like most people. If you’re like most people though, your digital security is probably not so great. Unfortunately, unlike most non-solicitor types, the...

LinkedIn for solicitors, fee earners and teams within law firms

Event - 06/02/2014 : Birmingham, CPD training, linkedin, LinkedIn training, solicitors, Human Resources, Training and educational courses

Using powerful, CPD approved training, Mark helps Solicitors to unlock the true power of LinkedIn to develop new clients. The sessions are fast-paced, enjoyable and packed with great content and practical examples to deliver all that’s...

Report urges firms to swap ‘growth for growth’s sake’ with new ways of delivering legal services

News Article - 13/01/2014 : business development, Georgetown Law Centre, law firms, legal futures, Legal growth, Legal News, Peer monitor, report, Research, solicitors, Risk & Compliance, Practice Management

Law firms need to re-examine their traditional business models and embrace change in how legal services are delivered if they are to survive, new research has argued.

The report from Georgetown...

Court of Appeal ruling highlights need for retainers to deal with clients who won’t pay their bills

News Article - 02/05/2012 : Court of Appeal, solicitors, Risk & Compliance, Risk & Compliance

Law firms’ terms of business need to clearly provide them with adequate rights to stop work for a client who refuses to pay, solicitors have been warned following an important Court of Appeal ruling yesterday.

The court also...

New websites aid solicitors seeking barristers, and consumers seeking solicitors they can trust

News Article - 02/02/2012 : Chambers, communication, legal marketing, solicitors, Marketing & BD, Marketing & BD, Technology, Practice Management

A new service has been launched that allows solicitors to contact numerous sets of barristers chambers simultaneously to check what counsel are available for a case they are looking to cover.

Meanwhile, another online service aimed...