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  • Number of complaints to law firms up 20% in five years 29th May 2024
    The number of complaints received by law firms went up by about a fifth between 2019 and 2023, the SRA has found – but averages out only at four per practice. The post Number of complaints to law firms up 20% in five years appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Nick Hilborne
  • SRA falling short on key target for progressing investigations 29th May 2024
    Efforts by the Solicitors Regulation Authority to speed up investigations are falling short of some of the targets introduced last year, it has emerged. The post SRA falling short on key target for progressing investigations appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • BSB board and staff at odds over transferring foreign lawyers 29th May 2024
    Members of the BSB clashed with senior staff last week over how to deal with the large number of foreign lawyers seeking to be called in England and Wales but who do not intend to practise here. The post BSB board and staff at odds over transferring foreign lawyers appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Law firm fined £12,400 for not making good on undertakings 29th May 2024
    A law firm in Nottingham that failed to perform undertakings it gave on two property transactions – allowing another party to register a charge on one of them – has been fined £12,400. The post Law firm fined £12,400 for not making good on undertakings appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Profession to pay for firm failures as compensation fund levy soars 28th May 2024
    The SRA has proposed a 336% hike in compensation fund contributions for law firms in the wake of the spiralling cost of law firm failures. The post Profession to pay for firm failures as compensation fund levy soars appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Nick Hilborne
  • SRA places controls on head of department who misued blue badge 28th May 2024
    A senior law firm staff member who used her late mother’s disabled badge to park in a disabled bay close to its offices has been placed under controls imposed by the SRA. The post SRA places controls on head of department who misued blue badge appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Government “does not understand” impact of decade-old legal aid cuts 28th May 2024
    The government does not understand how costs may have shifted to other areas of the justice system or public sector following cuts in legal aid, MPs have warned. The post Government “does not understand” impact of decade-old legal aid cuts appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Nick Hilborne
  • UK law firms “turn to tech rather than job cuts” to adapt to future 28th May 2024
    UK law firms are preferring to adopt new technology rather than cut staff to address the current economic climate when compared to their US and Australian counterparts. The post UK law firms “turn to tech rather than job cuts” to adapt to future appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Nick Hilborne
  • London calling: Three capital deals lead way in latest M&A 27th May 2024
    Leading south coast law firm Lester Aldridge is boosting its London presence after agreeing a deal to acquire Mackrell, the largest of the deals announced recently. The post London calling: Three capital deals lead way in latest M&A appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Charitable family law ABS encourages model for other practice areas 27th May 2024
    A not-for-profit family law alternative business structure is looking at other sectors where it could help vulnerable and under-represented people are not eligible for legal aid. The post Charitable family law ABS encourages model for other practice areas appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Nick Hilborne

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