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  • SRA loses appeal over failed Leigh Day mega-prosecution 19th October 2018
    The High Court has dismissed an appeal by the SRA against a disciplinary tribunal’s decision to clear Martyn Day, two colleagues and his firm Leigh Day over the Al-Sweady case. The post SRA loses appeal over failed Leigh Day mega-prosecution appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Law firms look to leverage data in battle with new providers 18th October 2018
    Law firms big and small are increasingly viewing AI software and particularly the exploitation of data as integral to business health amid growing competition from non-lawyer providers. The post Law firms look to leverage data in battle with new providers appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Dan Bindman
  • SRA prosecutes solicitor for second time over same case 18th October 2018
    The Solicitors Regulation Authority is taking the unusual step of prosecuting a solicitor for the second time over the same collapsed investment scheme. He was previously suspended for a year. The post SRA prosecutes solicitor for second time over same case appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Growing use of AI to give law firm insurers headaches 18th October 2018
    There may need to be some coverage disputes before indemnity insurers work out how to deal with bad advice given by AI systems used by lawyers, a City firm has warned. The post Growing use of AI to give law firm insurers headaches appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Whiplash portal “on track” for April 2020 launch 17th October 2018
    The man charged with delivering the whiplash portal said yesterday that he expects to meet the timetable of putting it out for testing next autumn and launch in April 2020. The post Whiplash portal “on track” for April 2020 launch appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Clients “must be told whether legal advice is AI or human” 17th October 2018
    As legal advice is increasingly driven by AI, clients will have to be informed whether they are being advised by a machine or a human lawyer, a top judge has urged. The post Clients “must be told whether legal advice is AI or human” appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Dan Bindman
  • Criminal barristers attack “counterproductive” QC reforms 17th October 2018
    Proposed changes to the system for appointing QCs are “too onerous” and “potentially counterproductive in addressing issues of diversity”, criminal barristers have warned. The post Criminal barristers attack “counterproductive” QC reforms appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Nick Hilborne
  • SRA wins right to recover £800,000 costs from Blavo 16th October 2018
    The Court of Appeal has allowed the Solicitors Regulation Authority to try and recover the £800,000 it spent intervening in collapsed law firm Blavo & Co. The post SRA wins right to recover £800,000 costs from Blavo appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • LSB: Regulators making “good progress” on publishing prices 16th October 2018
    The frontline regulators are making “very good progress” in improving price transparency, the Legal Services Board has said - but its consumer panel was far less impressed. The post LSB: Regulators making “good progress” on publishing prices appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Nick Hilborne
  • Solicitor operated under radar for 12 years without insurance 16th October 2018
    A sole practitioner who practised without authorisation or indemnity insurance for 12 years to 2016 has been struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal. The post Solicitor operated under radar for 12 years without insurance appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Nick Hilborne

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