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  • PI market “holding up” despite threat from reforms 20th August 2018
    The personal injury market is holding up, despite the threat of a “major decrease” in value if the whiplash reforms go ahead in 2020, new research has found. The post PI market “holding up” despite threat from reforms appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Nick Hilborne
  • Women in the Law UK gears up for London launch 20th August 2018
    Women in the Law UK, the Manchester-based lobbying, networking and support organisation, is gearing up for its launch in London next month. The post Women in the Law UK gears up for London launch appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Nick Hilborne
  • AI “to help lawyers make sense of complex evidence” 19th August 2018
    The company charged with digitising the courts is to deploy artificial intelligence to assist lawyers in understanding complex evidence, its chief executive has revealed. The post AI “to help lawyers make sense of complex evidence” appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Dan Bindman
  • Solicitor wins dispute over her firm’s “Pure” trade mark 19th August 2018
    A solicitor has fought off a challenge to register a trade mark for her law firm after the Intellectual Property Office judged it was likely to carry little risk of confusion. The post Solicitor wins dispute over her firm’s “Pure” trade mark appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Dan Bindman
  • SRA bankrupts Blacker over unpaid costs 19th August 2018
    The Solicitors Regulation Authority has made struck-off solicitor Alan Blacker bankrupt over unpaid costs. Mr Blacker gained a measure of notoriety for using the title ‘Lord Harley’. The post SRA bankrupts Blacker over unpaid costs appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Regional firm’s motoring law chatbot “first of many” 16th August 2018
    A regional law firm has launched a motoring law chatbot, with its solicitor creator saying he wanted to stop non-lawyers from deciding the direction of legal technology. The post Regional firm’s motoring law chatbot “first of many” appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Dan Bindman
  • Barrister should not have been suspended for “robing room gossip” 16th August 2018
    An experienced barrister should not have been suspended for “mere gossip” in the robing rooms of Crown Courts, the High Court was told this week. The post Barrister should not have been suspended for “robing room gossip” appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Nick Hilborne
  • BSB will be “held to account” over poor criminal advocacy 16th August 2018
    The Bar Standards Board was told yesterday that it will be held to account over how it deals with poor-quality criminal advocacy after its decision to ditch QASA. The post BSB will be “held to account” over poor criminal advocacy appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • High Court backs bankrupt barrister in fees battle 15th August 2018
    Any fees not yet paid to a barrister at the time of his bankruptcy do not vest in his trustee in bankruptcy if they arise on a non-contractual basis, the High Court has ruled. The post High Court backs bankrupt barrister in fees battle appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Nick Hilborne
  • Bank backing for listed firm’s acquisition ambitions 15th August 2018
    Knights Group – the Staffordshire-based law firm that listed in June – has secured bank funding to support its strategy to complete at least three acquisitions by April 2020. The post Bank backing for listed firm’s acquisition ambitions appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose

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