Legal services

Legal Access Challenge winners revealed

Technology platforms, designed by RCJ Advice and Mencap and Access Social Care, have won £50,000 each as finalists in the Nesta Legal Access Challenge

09 Apr 2020

CMA warns of risk to leasehold buyers' solicitors' duties

Residential solicitors have been warned by the competition watchdog that they risk compromising their professional duty when acting for leasehold buyers.

02 Mar 2020

Developers face CMA action over consumer law breaches

Enforcement action against residential developers for serious leasehold mis-selling is to be launched by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

28 Feb 2020

By the hour

The courts are starting to recognise that the guideline hourly rates need updating, says Francis Kendall

25 Feb 2020

Kingsley Napley is king again

For the third consecutive year, Kingsley Napley has kept its crown as best UK law firm in this year’s Sunday Times survey of best companies to work for.

24 Feb 2020

A reasonable adjustment

Sue Bramall asks firms to consider how easy it is for disabled clients to access their services

20 Feb 2020

Public are giving up on the law, survey reveals

Many people give up and are living with injustice, the Law Society said, following a legal needs survey.

07 Feb 2020

Conveyancing firms will close, warns CLC

Conveyancing law firms will shut shop, and the role of the conveyancer will change as much of the administrative side of the role becomes automated, according to a white paper published by the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC).

28 Jan 2020

Clients very satisfied with solicitors, research shows

Most people are satisfied with their solicitors, the results of the largest ever legal needs survey in England and Wales has revealed.

27 Jan 2020