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  • NAH law firm “set to generate millions” in coming years 22nd March 2019
    The wholly owned alternative business structure being launched next month by NAHL plc is likely take on around 30,000 claims a year by 2023 and generate about £25m in revenue, it has emerged. The post NAH law firm “set to generate millions” in coming years appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Sports law firm launches tech company accelerator 22nd March 2019
    A leading sports law firm has launched an accelerator for high-growth technology companies that offers “a flexible approach to pricing to match the company’s growth curve”. The post Sports law firm launches tech company accelerator appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Judges, not HMCTS, will have “final say” on video hearings 21st March 2019
    Judges are “embedded” in all the projects that make up the £1bn court modernisation programme and whether hearings are held by video or person will always be a matter of judicial discretion. The post Judges, not HMCTS, will have “final say” on video hearings appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Nick Hilborne
  • Solicitors permanently disqualified as charity trustees 21st March 2019
    Two solicitors fined by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal last summer have now been permanently disqualified as trustees by the Charity Commission in an unrelated matter. The post Solicitors permanently disqualified as charity trustees appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Nick Hilborne
  • Jailed paedophile barrister disbarred 21st March 2019
    A barrister jailed for 20 years after pleading guilty to 37 charges relating to child sexual abuse has been disbarred. John Guess, called in 2000, had been a lawyer for the Welsh government. The post Jailed paedophile barrister disbarred appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Brexit will create “colossal body of law”, Lord Reed predicts 21st March 2019
    Brexit will create a “colossal body of law for lawyers to get their teeth into”, the deputy president of the Supreme Court, has predicted in wide-ranging evidence given to peers yesterday with the president. The post Brexit will create “colossal body of law”, Lord Reed predicts appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Nick Hilborne
  • SRA finally names the day when new rulebook comes into force 20th March 2019
    The Solicitors Regulation Authority’s new rulebook will come into force some six months later than originally expected. Meanwhile, it has unveiled a new push to check firms' anti-money laundering compliance. The post SRA finally names the day when new rulebook comes into force appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Legal Futures
  • “Some lawyers have been suffering from GDPR fever” 20th March 2019
    Some lawyers have been suffering from “GDPR fever” over the past year and given bad advice based on limited knowledge or too cautious an approach, a leading data protection law specialist has warned. The post “Some lawyers have been suffering from GDPR fever” appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Susskind: Lawyers wrong to think technology cannot replace them 20th March 2019
    Lawyers are wrong to think that there are tasks beyond technology that only they can carry out, Professor Richard Susskind has warned. He urged lawyers to help build the machines, not compete with them. The post Susskind: Lawyers wrong to think technology cannot replace them appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Some conveyancers “too close to developer clients”, MPs warn 19th March 2019
    Some conveyancing solicitors have become “too close to developers” and do not put their clients' interests first, MPs claimed today. They suggested solicitors should part-fund compensation for mis-sold leases. The post Some conveyancers “too close to developer clients”, MPs warn appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose

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