Legal services

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

Senior judges ‘distorting’ the law

Parliamentarians should “act to limit judicial power and vindicate parliamentary democracy and the rule of law”, the former leader of the Conservative Party Michael Howard has said. 

30 Dec 2019

New lead generation model to ensure PI firms’ viability

A new lead generation model, guaranteeing law firms that they will only pay for the volume and type of personal injury enquiries they receive, has been unveiled by legal marketing collective First4Lawyers.

21 Dec 2019

Election victory challenge to PM: repair UK’s justice system

The Law Society wasted no time in reinforcing to the incoming Conservative government the reality of the crisis in Britain’s justice system, calling for an immediate cash injection to repair it.

13 Dec 2019