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  • Law firm mergers “not a time for consensus” 11th June 2021
    Mergers of law firms are “not a time for consensus because decisions must be made” and the fact partners may have to cede control “must be debated and not hidden”, a report has warned. The post Law firm mergers “not a time for consensus” appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Nick Hilborne
  • Dentons secures private equity backing for global advisory business 10th June 2021
    The world’s largest law firm, Dentons, has launched a standalone advisory firm backed by private equity with the aim of building a vast multidisciplinary offering across the globe. The post Dentons secures private equity backing for global advisory business appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Solicitors fined for allowing firm to take on work beyond expertise 10th June 2021
    Two solicitors have been fined for allowing their firm to take on work in areas where they had no experience and accepting client money when it did not have a client account. The post Solicitors fined for allowing firm to take on work beyond expertise appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Smaller firms lead the pack on website performance 10th June 2021
    Two of the smaller firms in the UK top 200 law firms are leading the way on website performance, new research has found. Stephensons and Lindsays ousted Pinsent Masons and DLA. The post Smaller firms lead the pack on website performance appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Legal Futures
  • Most claimants in new whiplash portal have representation 9th June 2021
    Almost all of the people who have started claims in the new Official Injury Claim portal so far are represented, a leading insurer has revealed. A number of bugs have also already emerged. The post Most claimants in new whiplash portal have representation appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • SRA eyes pilot to promote greater unbundling of legal services 9th June 2021
    The Solicitors Regulation Authority is planning a pilot with other legal regulators on how to extend the use of unbundling as evidence showed it could save consumers up to 50% in fees, it has emerged. The post SRA eyes pilot to promote greater unbundling of legal services appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Nick Hilborne
  • Swedish start-up brings one-stop business law advice shop to UK 9th June 2021
    A Swedish start-up which aims to provide a one-stop shop for the legal needs of small and medium-sized businesses launched in the UK this week. The post Swedish start-up brings one-stop business law advice shop to UK appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Nick Hilborne
  • Lord Chancellor unveils court staff pay deal and review of his role 9th June 2021
    The Treasury has agreed a three-year pay deal for court staff after negotiations with the Ministry of Justice, the Lord Chancellor has announced. He also spoke about a review of his role. The post Lord Chancellor unveils court staff pay deal and review of his role appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Nick Hilborne
  • Ex-client used fake threat to sue solicitor to obtain information 8th June 2021
    Correspondence between solicitors involving “an element of deception” as to its real purpose can be covered by litigation privilege, the High Court has ruled. The post Ex-client used fake threat to sue solicitor to obtain information appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Lawyers fed performance-enhancing drugs in Law Society dystopia 8th June 2021
    More than half of legal services workers will lose their jobs and those that remain will be forced to take “performance-enhancing medication”, a “disruptive” vision of 2050 has envisaged. The post Lawyers fed performance-enhancing drugs in Law Society dystopia appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Nick Hilborne

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