Legal news

Businesses reminded to take steps to prepare for upcoming payroll changes - 24 January 2019

Business owners in the UK are being reminded to take sufficient measures to prepare their businesses for the upcoming changes to legislation regarding payroll, which will come into force on the 6 April 2019.

Trainee solicitors’ salaries on the rise for the first time in three years - 21 January 2019

A survey of over 500 trainee solicitors has found that around 25 per cent are being paid below the Law Society’s recommended minimum wage. This is an improvement over the last three years, from 38 per cent in 2018, 35

Solicitors Regulation Authority’s no-deal Brexit plan is an “unnecessary bar for qualification,” says the Law Society - 21 January 2019

The Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) plans for EU lawyers to require tests in order for them to qualify in England and Wales in the event of a no-deal Brexit has been cautioned against by the Law Society. The Law Society

Two-year pilot for fixed costs scheme begins - 21 January 2019

The voluntary two-year pilot for a fixed-fee scheme in which lawyers will be limited to £80,000 in overall costs began on the 14 January. For those taking part, the pilot will be running for certain business and property courts as

Law Society members urged to report gender pay gap - 28 November 2018

The Law Society for England and Wales has this week encouraged all law firms to voluntarily report their gender pay gap statistics to build a “clearer picture and way forward”. Under current legislation, only firms with at least 250 or

SRA publishes new price transparency guidance - 28 November 2018

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has published further guidance on price transparency ahead of the 6 December deadline. From next month, all regulated law firms will be required to proactively publish information on the prices they charge and what these

Legal sector enjoying growth in revenue and employment - 28 November 2018

The legal sector is enjoying growth in revenue and employment despite overarching Brexit uncertainty, a report has revealed. The study, published by recruitment consultancy Clayton Legal, found that law firms are more confident in their ability to employ skilled legal

‘Greater action needed’ to enforce CMA’s vision of price transparency - 30 October 2018

The Legal Services Consumer Panel (LSCP) has voiced concerns that regulators are not doing enough to ensure that the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) recommendations regarding price transparency in the legal sector are ‘implemented in full’. The call for greater

Almost a third of law firms have been hit by cybercrime in last 12 months, study reveals - 30 October 2018

Nearly a third of all law firms report being targeted by scammers in the last 12 months, a new report has revealed. The finding forms part of the Law Society’s annual professional indemnity insurance survey (PII), warning law firms about

Law firms failing to ‘convert’ potential customers, study finds - 30 October 2018

Law firms are missing out on a “significant” amount of work because they are failing to effectively follow up on leads, new research has revealed. First4Lawyers, which published the research, found that while just over a third of law firms