Legal sector sets out list of requirements for a ‘successful Brexit’

The legal sector has joined forces with other professional services providers to detail what it needs to continue providing a quality service in the UK after Brexit. The Law Society, which published the report in collaboration with other regulators and

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Trainee solicitors’ salaries on the rise for the first time in three years

A survey of over 500 trainee solicitors has found that around 25 per cent are being paid below the Law Society’s recommended minimum wage. This is an improvement over the last three years, from 38 per cent in 2018, 35

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Solicitors Regulation Authority’s no-deal Brexit plan is an “unnecessary bar for qualification,” says the Law Society

The Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) plans for EU lawyers to require tests in order for them to qualify in England and Wales in the event of a no-deal Brexit has been cautioned against by the Law Society. The Law Society

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Two-year pilot for fixed costs scheme begins

The voluntary two-year pilot for a fixed-fee scheme in which lawyers will be limited to £80,000 in overall costs began on the 14 January. For those taking part, the pilot will be running for certain business and property courts as

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Concerns that law firms are missing out on a “significant” amount of work

Law firms are missing out on a “significant” amount of work because they are failing to effectively follow up on leads, new research has revealed. First4Lawyers, which published the research, found that while just over a third of law firms

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Legal sector still plagued by cybercrime

Nearly a third of all law firms report being targeted by scammers in the last 12 months, a new report has revealed. The finding forms part of the Law Society’s annual professional indemnity insurance survey (PII), warning law firms about

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Law firms need to be ready for December price publication deadline

The Law Society of England and Wales has warned legal firms to prepare and plan ahead for this year’s deadline to publish price and service information. From December, all law firms are required to publish price and service information on

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Smailes Goldie Group says Chancellor’s Autumn Budget offers few treats for SMEs

One of Hull and East Yorkshire’s leading firms of accountants, Smailes Goldie Group, says many small businesses are likely to feel let down by the Chancellor’s latest Budget as it offers little assistance to the nation’s economic backbone. Philip Hammond

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Law Society publishes growth warning should the UK “crash out” of EU

Legal businesses should prepare to take a hit in their growth should the UK “crash out” of the EU, the Law Society has said. In a new report, the regulator said almost £3 billion could potentially be “stripped” from the

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Legal tech start-up raises millions in first funding round

A legal tech start-up has raised £7.5 million in a ‘Series A’ funding round, reports reveal. Apperio, a UK-based tech firm which aims to help companies change the way they spend their legal budget, received the bulk of its funding

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