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  • Peer calls for regulation overhaul as CMA plans review 26th February 2020
    A solicitor peer has urged the Ministry of Justice to act now and simplify the legal regulatory regime, saying nothing will change if it is left to the profession. The post Peer calls for regulation overhaul as CMA plans review appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • LOD launches unregulated firm for in-house advice 26th February 2020
    Flexible lawyering business LOD has launched an unregulated law firm, staffed entirely by former in-house solicitors, to help companies with “everyday in-house work”. The post LOD launches unregulated firm for in-house advice appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Nick Hilborne
  • Consumer forum uses IBM partnership to build legal chatbot 25th February 2020
    A partnership with IBM is helping leading consumer law forum LegalBeagles develop a chatbot that will answer the types of questions that people are regularly posting on the site. The post Consumer forum uses IBM partnership to build legal chatbot appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • “Careless” solicitor who practised unauthorised struck off 25th February 2020
    A solicitor who carried on practising for almost five months after his practising certificate and indemnity insurance expired has been struck off. The post “Careless” solicitor who practised unauthorised struck off appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Nick Hilborne
  • Female family lawyers’ group to push for senior roles 25th February 2020
    An association for female family lawyers will be launched next month, embracing all levels of seniority from High Court judges to paralegals, with the immediate aim of creating a national mentoring scheme. Founding chair Hannah Markham QC said among the… Read More The post Female family lawyers’ group to push for senior roles appeared first […]
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  • “Redesign legal services” to make them more accessible 24th February 2020
    The way legal services are provided needs to change to recognise that a large portion of the population struggles with the law and needs more help with accessing it, new research has urged. The post “Redesign legal services” to make them more accessible appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Superheroes bid to save nation from legal ignorance 24th February 2020
    The public shares a widespread concern that their rights are being eroded and that they need to know more about the law, according to research by the main three lawyer groups published today to mark Justice Week. People were particularly… Read More The post Superheroes bid to save nation from legal ignorance appeared first on […]
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  • Solicitor lied about backdating legal aid forms 24th February 2020
    A young solicitor who botched the backdating of legal aid forms and then lied about it to his employer has agreed to leave the profession. The post Solicitor lied about backdating legal aid forms appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Nick Hilborne
  • Extended pilot of fully video hearings made opt-out 21st February 2020
    A pilot of fully video hearings in the civil courts is to be extended and turned from opt-in to opt-out so as to drive more cases through the system, the Civil Procedure Rule Committee has decided. The post Extended pilot of fully video hearings made opt-out appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • LSB ramp ups pressure on regulatory independence 21st February 2020
    The Legal Services Board is ramping up pressure on the Law Society, the Bar Council and other approved regulators over ensuring the independence of their regulatory arms. The post LSB ramp ups pressure on regulatory independence appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Nick Hilborne

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