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  • Solicitor sells employment law business for £59m 30th October 2020
    A solicitor who left private practice to set up an employment law, HR and health & safety business 16 years ago sold it yesterday for £59m to a new big player in the employment law world. The post Solicitor sells employment law business for £59m appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Negligent conveyancers cannot dodge liability because of fraud 30th October 2020
    Negligent conveyancers should not be able to avoid liability because it emerges later that their client was engaged in mortgage fraud, the Supreme Court has ruled. The post Negligent conveyancers cannot dodge liability because of fraud appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • City sets out innovation blueprint amid fears over Covid impact 30th October 2020
    The Covid-19 pandemic risks the huge progress made in using technology to innovate in legal services and find new ways of working, according to a report from the City of London Corporation. The post City sets out innovation blueprint amid fears over Covid impact appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Barrister avoids disbarment despite expenses fraud conviction 30th October 2020
    An employed barrister convicted of fraud after claiming expenses he was not entitled to has avoided being thrown out of the profession by a Bar disciplinary tribunal. The post Barrister avoids disbarment despite expenses fraud conviction appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • “Rude” CMC fined £250k for millions of nuisance calls 30th October 2020
    A claims management company that made millions of nuisance calls, and did so in an “aggressive and rude” way has been fined £250,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office. The post “Rude” CMC fined £250k for millions of nuisance calls appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • SRA eyes “activity based licences” and scheme for unregulated providers 29th October 2020
    The Solicitors Regulation Authority could offer “activity-based licences”, allowing lawyers to provide individual reserved legal activities instead of its current ‘all or nothing’ approach to regulation. The post SRA eyes “activity based licences” and scheme for unregulated providers appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • FCA issues warning to claims management companies 29th October 2020
    Many claims management companies have shown “a poor understanding of, and sometimes attitude to, their regulatory obligations”, the Financial Conduct Authority said this week. The post FCA issues warning to claims management companies appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Leading PI firm declares: We’re ready for whiplash reforms 29th October 2020
    Minster Law has become the first major personal injury practice to state that it is ready for next year’s whiplash reforms by formally launching its self-service digital claims portal. The post Leading PI firm declares: We’re ready for whiplash reforms appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Lawyers “need outside help” to maximise lawtech start-ups 29th October 2020
    Lawtech start-ups set up solely by lawyers grow more slowly than those that with coders among the founders, research by Oxford University has found. The post Lawyers “need outside help” to maximise lawtech start-ups appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Nick Hilborne
  • LSB approves new route to qualifying as a solicitor 28th October 2020
    The new way of qualifying as a solicitor, including passing a centralised, two-part examination, will go live from 1 September 2021 after the Legal Services Board approved the reforms. The post LSB approves new route to qualifying as a solicitor appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose

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