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  • 24 Apr 2013 5:34 PM | Deleted user

    Crown court hearings across the north were disrupted as over 400 barristers stayed away from court in the first incident of militant action against the government's planned reforms to criminal legal aid.


    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-22253363



  • 19 Apr 2013 12:29 PM | Deleted user

    The authoritative annual snapshot of the legal profession in England and Wales shows a dip in both the number of firms and private practitioners. 

    http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/70408.article


  • 19 Apr 2013 12:28 PM | Deleted user

    On April 1 cuts of £350 million from the legal aid budget of £2.1 billion came into effect.

    http://gclaw.wordpress.com/2013/04/16/fourth-pillar-of-the-welfare-state/

  • 19 Apr 2013 12:26 PM | Deleted user

    The names of 1,617 law firms and barristers who have been the subject of a formal decision by the Legal Ombudsman (LeO) are now in the public domain. 

    http://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/more-1600-law-firms-barristers-now-legal-ombudsmans-complaints-list


  • 15 Apr 2013 12:40 PM | Deleted user

    Forensic accounting is now big business and a major part of litigation. Could this lead to merged legal and accountancy firms? 

    http://www.thelawyer.com/practice-areas/litigation-/-dispute-resolution/in-for-the-count/3003428.article

  • 15 Apr 2013 12:37 PM | Deleted user

    There is a widespread desire to move away from the hourly rate model, according to a survey of in-house lawyers that found them wanting their external law firms to share risk.

    http://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/time-nearly-hourly-billing-in-house-lawyers-ask-firms-share-risk

     


  • 12 Apr 2013 12:51 PM | Deleted user

    myBARRISTER, owned and created by former Shearman & Sterling partner Ronald DeKoven, will allow direct access to the Bar through a centralised portal of barristers.

    http://www.legalweek.com/legal-week/news/2260327/online-direct-access-bar-portal-to-go-live-with-80plus-barristers-on-board


  • 12 Apr 2013 12:49 PM | Deleted user

    The government’s latest consultation paper on legal aid makes grim reading for any solicitor who undertakes criminal defence work and, indeed, for many providers of other legally aided work. 

    http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/blogs/blogs/news-blogs/criminal-legal-aid-what-now


  • 11 Apr 2013 12:54 PM | Deleted user

    One in five sole practices have declining workloads. Finding new business is the biggest challenge for small firms and sole practices, a survey has found. 

    http://www.solicitorsjournal.com/news/management/business-development/finding-new-business-biggest-challenge-small-firms-say

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