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Welcome to our November 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: Government plans to set up a £650 million marketplace for the public sector to procure legal services; a new study which suggests that some law firms may need to review their approach to pricing and customer service; and, finally, a reminder about apprenticeship vouchers, which figures suggest some law firms may not be taking full advantage of.

We hope you enjoy reading our Legal Bulletin and find it useful. We welcome your feedback and ideas for topics so please get in touch with Chris Padgett at chrisp@watsonbuckle.co.uk or call 01274 516705.

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Solicitors expected to go head-to-head for £650 million public sector contract

Solicitors and law firms are expected to go head-to-head this year after the Government revealed plans to set up a £650 million marketplace for the public sector to procure legal services.

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Law firms may need to review approach to pricing and customer service, study finds

A new industry report suggests that many commercial law firms may need to rethink their approach to pricing and customer service, as a significant number of clients feel that the legal services they receive do not represent good value for money.

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Figures suggest law firms are not making the most of apprenticeship vouchers

Almost half of businesses paying the apprenticeship levy are writing their payments off as tax, according to new figures – amid concerns that law firms are not reaping the advantages of extra training.

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