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Welcome to our October 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: news that the Legal Services Board (LSB) has given the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) its approval to proceed with plans to improve transparency in the legal sector; reports that solicitors and law firms could face hefty tax bills following a recent First-Tier Tribunal (FTT) decision; and, finally, news that a divisive “flexible court hours” scheme has now been put on hold by the Government.

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CMA gets green light to reform price transparency in legal sector

The Legal Services Board (LSB) has given the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) the green light to proceed with plans to improve price transparency in the legal sector.

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Solicitors could face hefty tax bills following FTT judgment

Concerns have been raised that solicitors and law firms could face huge tax bills, after a First-Tier Tribunal ruled that VAT is payable in relation to electronic local authority property searches carried out by third-party firms.

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Controversial “flexible court hours” scheme put on hold

A controversial “flexible court hours” scheme that was due to be imminently rolled out across several jurisdictions has now been put on hold by the Government.

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