Practice Management

Proposed regulatory reforms could mean small firms close, Law Society warns

Significant proposals for regulatory changes to legal services set out in an independent report could create a complex system, lead to uncertainty and result in small firms closing, the Law Society has warned. 

Civil discontent

The criminal and family courts have made strides in support for vulnerable parties – are the civil courts finally about to catch up? Rachel Rothwell reports

Beyond enquiry

Targeted action to handle new enquiries, and follow up on them, greatly increases client satisfaction rates, as Helen Hamilton-Shaw explains

LawCare partners with academics on mental health initiative

Mental health and wellbeing charity LawCare has teamed up with academics from the University of Sheffield and The Open University to launch a free online resource for lawyers.

5AMLD: firms must take 'immediate' action, but guidance delayed

Law firms have been ordered by the regulator to review their anti-money laundering processes and take immediate action if necessary. 

Preston firm rescued through pre-pack administration

Seven jobs at Preston-based PHC Law have been saved by a pre-pack administration following the unexpected death of founding partner Philip Cuerden in March last year.

Trauma by computer

Richard Barr is ready for a holiday after an epic technology meltdown