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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Increasing number of law firms failing to follow SRA Accounts Rules

The number of law firms closing due to SRA Accounts Rules breaches has increased by 35 per cent, new figures reveal. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), which published the report, said it had closed 50 law firms in the year

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Pay will ‘better reflect’ the work carried out by criminal defence advocates under new plans, MoJ says

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has said that new plans will ensure that pay better reflects the breadth and scope of the work carried out by criminal defence advocates. In recent days, the MoJ has expressed the view that the

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Hefty fine for solicitor who used client account ‘as a banking facility’

A solicitor who was found to have used his law firm’s client account as a banking facility for several years has been fined £15,000 by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT). The law firm involved in the case, the name of

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Solicitors advised to steer clear of Employment Tribunals

Solicitors and law firms are being advised to steer clear of Employment Tribunal litigation, after new official data published this week revealed that the number of Tribunal claims received by the Courts had skyrocketed. Last year, the Supreme Court famously

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Are solicitors doing enough to prepare for GDPR?

With the May 2018 deadline fast approaching, a new report has looked into whether British businesses are doing enough to prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). GDPR will replace the Data Protection Act from next year, introducing tough

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