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Keep calm and collaborate

Darren Sylvester and Rachel Roche suggest some ingredients for firms’ disaster recovery plans

14 Jan 2021


Data is everything

Invest your marketing budget wisely, then monitor and use your data closely, says Qamar Anwar

07 Jan 2021

Latest news

Lawyers need ‘greater aptitude’ for business to win SMEs’ trust

The legal sector needs a greater aptitude for business if lawyers want to help commercial clients with their legal problems, a lawyer warned 

14 Jan 2021


Kennedys acquires 36-strong insurance law practice

International firm Kennedys has opened a new office in Leeds after acquiring Langleys’ 36-strong insurance law practice

14 Jan 2021


Pro bono in a pandemic

Nicola Laver reports on the pro bono challenges for firms in the covid-19 crisis

19 Nov 2020


How to get a new disability recognised in law

Radiation sickness sufferers are fighting to have their condition recognised as a disability, as Jessica Learmond-Criqui explains

07 Jan 2021


Eight steps to resilience in 2021: getting analytical

Chris Marston shares the experts’ top tips for a successful strategy for the future

14 Jan 2021


Solicitors rubberstamp governance changes to Law Society council

Solicitors vote for term limits and constituency reforms for Law Society governing council, making 23 council members ineligible to stand for reelection 

13 Jan 2021

‘Get whiplash done’: Government delays reforms again

The Justice Secretary’s announcement of further delay to the whiplash reforms has been met with mixed reactions within the sector

12 Jan 2021

Guideline hourly rates: ‘modest’ increases proposed 

The CJC has published its long-awaited report on guideline hourly rates (GHR), setting out recommendations for a simplified scheme and 'modest” increa

11 Jan 2021

‘Normal’ court hours clarified by family court president

The president of the Family Division has made clear that longer court hours are not sustainable long-term, and normal sitting hours are 10.00am to 4.30pm

08 Jan 2021

The courts: Give lawyers a safe working environment, says Law Society

The Law Society has stressed that safety must be prioritised, after Lord Chief Justice Lord Burnett said the courts and tribunals must continue to function

07 Jan 2021

New rights for leaseholders - but when?

Millions of leaseholders will have a new right to extend their lease by up to 990 years at zero ground rent, government has announced. 

07 Jan 2021

Solicitor struck off for dishonesty

A sole practitioner has been struck off for dishonesty after using client money to pay off his firm’s debts

06 Jan 2021

Money-laundering: register by Sunday or stop tax advice work

Firms and freelance solicitors have until Sunday 10 January to check whether any of their tax advice work falls within the new definition for money-laundering purposes

05 Jan 2021


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