Legal news

Small claims limit reforms will have knock-on effect for legal profession - 13 February 2018

The Law Society has voiced concerns that changes to the small claims limit in relation to road traffic and personal injury cases could have an adverse effect on both law firms and claimants. It says that upcoming changes – which

More than half of conveyancers hoping to expand this year - 13 February 2018

A new sector report suggests that a large number of British conveyancing firms are hoping to expand this year. According to the latest research from the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC), more than half (53 per cent) of firms are

Solicitors reminded to consider differences in the habits of legal services consumers - 13 February 2018

Solicitors are being reminded to consider the fact that legal services consumers are likely to show differences in the ways in which they choose their ideal solicitor, depending on the kind of legal issues they require assistance with. According to

Study suggests money laundering poses sizeable threat to solicitors - 30 January 2018

A recent regulatory report suggests that solicitors and law firms have “an important role to play” in identifying money laundering, and in attempting to dispel what is quickly becoming one of the greatest threats to the legal profession. The Solicitors

Warnings regarding impact of transparency proposals on legal sector - 30 January 2018

The Law Society has warned law firms that plans to publish prices on websites could turn the consumer focus to rock-bottom fees rather than a secure service. Late last year, the Legal Services Board (LSB) gave the Competition and Markets

Law firms ‘not always on the same page’ as clients, report finds - 30 January 2018

Solicitors are not always on the same page as clients when it comes to measuring success and delivering effective client service, a new study has revealed. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), which published the research, found that in 64 per

State-funding should be reinstated for early-stage legal advice, says Law Society - 13 December 2017

Following the publication of a new report, the Law Society has called for state-funding for early-stage legal advice to be reinstated. The calls come amid concerns that such reforms could enable legal services consumers to resolve matters and disputes “sooner”

Concerns that solicitors are still unprepared for the GDPR - 13 December 2017

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. This is despite the fact

Law Society predicts rapid productivity growth in legal sector - 13 December 2017

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. According to reports, the representative body for solicitors in England and Wales

Figures suggest law firms are not making the most of apprenticeship vouchers - 8 November 2017

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. The Department for Education (DfE) revealed that