Legal news

Law Society warning over on-call lawyer plans - 23 February 2015

Solicitors are to challenge plans to cut the number of on-call lawyers attending courts and police stations. The Government proposals to reduce duty contracts from 1,600 to 527 in England and Wales have led to fears of a sharp increase

Pension changes could drive ‘silver splitter’ surge - 19 January 2015

A legal expert says pension reforms making it make it easier for retirees to access their savings could lead to an increase in “silver splitter” divorces. The reforms, which take effect in April, mean that from the age of 55,

Money laundering at legal firms to be targeted - 19 January 2015

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is warning firms to be on the lookout for money laundering activities, as the National Crime Agency (NCA) launches a crackdown on the crime. In a new report the SRA had said some law firms

Legal market faces turbulence - 19 January 2015

The Legal Services Board (LSB) have predicted that the profession could soon see a massive shake-up, which will see new unique entrants, consolidation of other firms and the exit of those who cannot keep up with the rate of change.