- Bar fears online court will lead to a two-tier justice system
Barristers cautious over Briggs LJ's plans as litigators call for 'confidence' in reforms
Lord Justice Briggs's latest call for a new online court for civil claims has received a mixed reception from the...
- Law firms show record growth as mid-tier practices shine
UK must secure position as leading global centre for legal services post-Brexit negotiations
UK legal services firms have recorded growth for the fifth successive year with mid-tier and niche practices showing greater...
- LSB: More reform needed to build on ‘positive’ Legal Services Act
Consumers need to be empowered so that their legal needs are met, says 'super regulator' chairman
The Legal Services Act 2007 has made a positive impact on the legal services market but more legislative reform is...
- Innovative scheme to help law firms meet Brexit client demands
Tailored approach gives firms opportunity to grow while deferring borrowing costs
Third-party funding company Doorway Capital has proposed an innovative solution to help law firms manage the fallout from the EU referendum...
- IT investment key to law firm growth
Substantial changes to how law firms work would see net profits rise, says expert
Greater investment in IT would help law firms to cut costs and increase net profit, the MHA Legal Benchmarking Report 2016 has found....
- Lawyers gear up for busy period as UK votes to leave EU
New Conservative government will dictate nature of any reformed relationship with the EU, says former government lawyer
As Britons awoke on 24 June to news that the UK had voted to leave the EU, lawyers faced the prospect...
- The formula to marketing perfection: M + E + M = P
This article was first published by Solicitors Journal on 13/10/15, and is reproduced by kind permission.Patricia Kinahan...
- How to choose your first practice management system
Poorly chosen systems can have catastrophic effects on the running of your business and are not easy to fix
A PMS is likely to be core to running your business, and getting the right one is extremely important, not only...
- Equal pay for men and women lawyers forecast for 2021
Pay gap shrinks but men still receive bonuses 66 per cent higher than their women counterparts.
The gender gap between the total compensation of male and female lawyers is narrowing at an average rate of 4 per cent a year...
- Law firms failing to meet client demands for gender-diverse teams
Men's club mentality keeping women out of partnerships, Managing Partner roundtable finds
Large law firms need to radically change their cultures and working practices if they are to succeed in creating gender-diverse...
- SRA to carry out ‘lessons learned’ review on diversity data
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Number of 'high risk events' to be tackled by the regulator doubles in a year.
The SRA has announced that it will be carrying out a "lessons learned exercise" on diversity data. The regulator said earlier...
- ‘Twitter ye not’ advice to be published on Twitter
Attorney General decides to make warnings public after high-profile blunders.
The Attorney General is to take to Twitter to publicise warnings about the risks of contempt of court in high-profile cases. Previously the...
- Conveyancing portal pilots to start next year
'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...
- ‘Get big, get niche or get out,’ Marshall tells personal injury firms
'Sticking your head in the sand is not an option'
David Marshall, managing partner of Anthony Gold, has told personal injury firms that they must "get big, get niche or get out" to have a future.
Speaking at SJ...
- Edmonds to step down as chair of LSB
New chair must ensure regulation is 'as light touch as possible'
David Edmonds, chair of the Legal Services Board, is stepping down and due to be replaced by 1 May 2014.
The MoJ said in its job description that they are...