Legal services

New asylum system must 'treat people fairly'

The proposed two-tier system will mean fewer asylum seekers may qualify, the Law Society warned

26 Mar 2021 | Legal services

Regulator data indicates legal services sector has remained 'stable' during pandemic

The LSB has reported that a dowturn in numbers of regulated firms and lawyers is in line with pre-pandemic norms 

25 Mar 2021 | Legal services

On trust: Doing the right thing

Beverley Sunderland’s small but ‘perfectly-formed’ and thriving employment boutique has embraced an appealing new ownership structure

Frenemies or business partners? Law firms, ALSPs and the Big Four

There’s plenty of scope for growth if firms prove their cross-border worth and work on pricing and service delivery, explains Jim Leason

Justice backlog: MPs have little confidence in MoJ

The MoJ has lost its way – that’s the underlying message from a damning report from MPs

Charity law reform ahead

Most of the Law Commission’s 43 recommendations for charity law reform have been accepted by government

23 Mar 2021 | Charities

Employment claims backlog is ‘just the start’

Claimants in the employment tribunal are now facing up to 46 weeks for their hearings during lockdown, it has been revealed. 

15 Mar 2021 | Employment

New costs chair

Former government minister David Heath is the newly appointed chair of the Costs Lawyer Standards Board (CLSB). Heath is also a former director on the SRA

15 Mar 2021 | Costs

A ‘dynamic and inspirational leader’: HSF elects first female chair

HSF has appointed Rebecca Maslen-Stannage as its first female senior partner and chair 
 

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