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Welcome to our December Legal Bulletin

Welcome to the Watson Buckle Legal Bulletin, bringing you up-to-date news and information on the financial matters facing law firms.

This edition looks at: forecasts that the legal sector will welcome ‘rapid productivity growth’ in coming years; research suggesting that many law firms are still ill-prepared for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR); and, finally, calls for state-funding for early-stage legal advice to be reinstated.

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Law Society predicts rapid productivity growth in legal sector

The Law Society has said that the legal sector will welcome substantial productivity growth if it embraces Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other new technologies in the years ahead.


Concerns that solicitors are still unprepared for the GDPR

Following the publication of recent research, concerns have been raised that many solicitors and law firms might not be fully prepared for the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May next year.


State-funding should be reinstated for early-stage legal advice, says Law Society

Following the publication of a new report, the Law Society has called for state-funding for early-stage legal advice to be reinstated.


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