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Legal Services Board responds firmly to critics
The Legal Services Board (LSB) has hit back at its critics, accusing frontline legal regulators of being "uncomfortable" with the language of competition and failing to examine the impact of regulation on the market.
Regulators have imposed more than £1bn in fines on UK companies and senior managers for fraudulent activity since 2007.
The Bar Council has published a jargon-busting guide to help litigants in person in the wake of the legal aid cuts that came into force yesterday.
The Bar Council has called for "self-serving" witness statements to be abolished in most commercial cases at the Rolls Building. Instead they would be replaced by much shorter witness summaries, unless the judge decided otherwise, and the return of examination in chief.
Lord Dyson, Master of the Rolls has urged the government, courts and legal profession to educate the public to address some of the media-created myths of the compensation culture.
The Master of the Rolls said that after 1 April the pressure on defendants to settle “unmeritorious” cases should be “reduced if not eliminated” by bringing costs under control and removing perverse
A sole practitioner has launched a business offering a range of unbundled legal services at fixed fees, including consultations via Skype for people who need help conducting their own cases.
A new government initiative has the potential to rob the criminal bar of its two remaining draws: independence and glamour.
/A new government initiative has the potential to rob the criminal bar of its two remaining draws: independence and glamour.
Law firms are rallying around a campaign to warn the government that 100,000 jobs across the legal services industry will be lost over the next year as a result of its "savage" civil justice reforms.
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