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  • Review: Regulate all legal services but at different levels 17th September 2019
    An alternative regulatory regime that sees all legal services regulated, but providers subject to different requirements depending on the work they do, has been mooted by an independent review. The post Review: Regulate all legal services but at different levels appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • CA quashes paralegal’s “unfair” contempt sentence 17th September 2019
    It was “manifestly unfair” for a circuit judge to issue a paralegal with a suspended six-month prison sentence for inadvertently breaching the Family Procedure Rules, the Court of Appeal has ruled. The post CA quashes paralegal’s “unfair” contempt sentence appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • “Confusion reigns” in applying tech to access to justice 16th September 2019
    A damning report into legal technology and access to justice has found the advice sector beset by confusion and fragmentation, with most innovation taking place in the commercial part of the profession. The post “Confusion reigns” in applying tech to access to justice appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Dan Bindman
  • City firm gives away email management software 16th September 2019
    City law firm Travers Smith is giving away free of charge home-grown email management software in the hope of to stimulating greater co-operation between firms. The post City firm gives away email management software appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Dan Bindman
  • Exclusive: Future of BT’s ABS under scrutiny 15th September 2019
    The future of BT Law is under scrutiny as the communications giant that owns the alternative business structure moves to focus more on its core business, Legal Futures can reveal. The post Exclusive: Future of BT’s ABS under scrutiny appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Solicitor “offered client money” to withdraw complaint 15th September 2019
    A solicitor who offered a client money to withdraw a complaint against him has been struck off. He also created a false settlement agreement that saw a client pay money to a fictitious claimant. The post Solicitor “offered client money” to withdraw complaint appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Listed firm diversifies with £22m corporate finance deal 15th September 2019
    City firm Rosenblatt has made its first acquisition as a listed business – and begun diversifying away from legal services – by spending up to £22m on a specialist sell-side corporate finance boutique. The post Listed firm diversifies with £22m corporate finance deal appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Labour eyes privilege reform to hit tax avoidance “enablers” 15th September 2019
    The Labour Party will look at the role of privilege in hindering the criminal prosecution of professionals advising on tax avoidance, shadow chancellor has said. The post Labour eyes privilege reform to hit tax avoidance “enablers” appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Court modernisation still has long way to go, NAO warns 12th September 2019
    HM Courts and Tribunals Service has made “good progress” in transforming some services, but there are still “significant challenges” ahead for the court modernisation programme, the NAO said today. The post Court modernisation still has long way to go, NAO warns appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • BSB delays introduction of written pupillage agreements 12th September 2019
    The Bar Standards Board has delayed plans to require chambers to enter into written agreements with pupils, which were due to come into force in just two months’ time. The post BSB delays introduction of written pupillage agreements appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose

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