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  • Green light for Deloitte expansion after SRA issues ABS licence 21st June 2018
    Deloitte has been awarded its alternative business structure licence, some five months after announcing that it was to become the last of the Big Four accountancy firms to offer reserved legal activities. The post Green light for Deloitte expansion after SRA issues ABS licence appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Vos heralds end of physical trials in vision of online justice 21st June 2018
    A leading judge has heralded the end of the traditional court hearing for commercial disputes, where lawyers for parties sit simultaneously in a physical court room, in all but exceptional cases. The post Vos heralds end of physical trials in vision of online justice appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Dan Bindman
  • New chair of Legal Services Board named 14 months after last one left 21st June 2018
    The Legal Services Board finally has a permanent chair after Dr Helen Phillips was given an unprecedented five-year term, while the Law Society finally has a permanent CEO. The post New chair of Legal Services Board named 14 months after last one left appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Latest legal PLC says PI reforms will be good for business 20th June 2018
    The newest legal business to list on the stock exchange saw its shares rise 7.5% on admission yesterday as it predicted that it would benefit from the government’s proposed personal injury reforms. The post Latest legal PLC says PI reforms will be good for business appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Ban for law firm event executive who kept raffle prizes for herself 20th June 2018
    An events executive at a well-known London law firm who kept raffle prizes for herself has been banned from working in the profession. The post Ban for law firm event executive who kept raffle prizes for herself appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Trio of leading law firms facing ‘conspiracy’ claim win security for costs order 20th June 2018
    Three leading law firms being sued for unlawful means conspiracy have been awarded a multi-million pound security for costs order. The post Trio of leading law firms facing ‘conspiracy’ claim win security for costs order appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Law Society censure “shows that LSB governance rules work” 20th June 2018
    The Legal Services Board’s public censure of the Law Society last month is evidence that its rules on regulatory independence do not need tightening, the Bar Council has argued. The post Law Society censure “shows that LSB governance rules work” appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Former hedge fund manager invests in law firm to challenge status quo 19th June 2018
    A former hedge fund boss who wants a better service for those needing family law services is backing a multi-disciplinary law firm aimed at high net-worth individuals and family offices. The post Former hedge fund manager invests in law firm to challenge status quo appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • “We need to bring judicial bullying into the open,” says Bar Council chair 19th June 2018
    There needs to be a culture of awareness and openness about bullying by judges, the chairman of the Bar Council has said. The post “We need to bring judicial bullying into the open,” says Bar Council chair appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • History as women become majority of solicitors – but still lag badly at partner level 18th June 2018
    Women have become the majority of practising solicitors for the first time, but men are still twice as likely to be partners, according to new figures. The post History as women become majority of solicitors – but still lag badly at partner level appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Legal Futures

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