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  • 12 Mar 2013 1:57 PM | Deleted user

    Legal aid cuts, the Jackson reforms and the introduction of competitive tendering for criminal law work will split the Bar into a two-tier profession, with mid-sized generalist chambers set to suffer.

    http://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/reform-agenda-create-two-tier-bar-bulk-chambers-suffer

  • 12 Mar 2013 1:55 PM | Deleted user

    All 250 solicitors and employees of Midlands firm Blakemores, owner of the consumer brand Lawyers2you, were today told to clear their desks and go home after an intervention by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. 

    http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/69858.article

  • 07 Mar 2013 1:59 PM | Deleted user

    Plans to make further savings to the £2bn bill for legal aid in England and Wales have been announced by Justice Secretary Chris Grayling. Consultation on plans to cut criminal case costs, including lawyers competing for contracts, starts in April. And he announced powers to sell guilty defendants' cars to recoup legal costs. 

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21666224

  • 28 Feb 2013 2:10 PM | Deleted user

    Barristers should soon be free to give their personal opinions on cases when the rule restricting them to voicing only clients’ views is finally lifted – four years after the change was first mooted. 

    http://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/ban-barristers-expressing-personal-opinions-cases-set-end

  • 25 Feb 2013 2:14 PM | Deleted user

    The government needs to deal with range of defects in the new rules for conditional fee agreements (CFAs) and damages-based agreements (DBAs), the Bar Council has urged ahead of a debate on them in the House of Lords. 

    http://www.litigationfutures.com/news/bar-council-calls-changes-peers-prepare-vote-new-cfa-dba-rules

  • 25 Feb 2013 2:12 PM | Deleted user

    The SDT upheld a number of allegations that litigator Andrew Shaw misled the court – in some cases dishonestly – when securing a freezing injunction against businessman Geoffrey Logue.

    http://www.solicitorsjournal.com/news/regulation/indemnity/city-partner-struck-misleading-court

  • 22 Feb 2013 2:15 PM | Deleted user

    Around 25% of firms in the UK top 40 are considering a tie-up with a non-legal practice within the next two years, according to research by accounting and consultancy firm Smith & Williamson.

    http://www.legalweek.com/legal-week/news/2249654/quarter-of-uk-top-40-firms-eye-up-mergers-with-nonlegal-practices

  • 21 Feb 2013 2:53 PM | Deleted user

    Unsecured creditors of Cobbetts are likely to recover just 2p in the pound following the ‘pre-pack’ deal that saw the collapsed firm acquired by DWF. 

    http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/cobbetts-demise-and-resurrection-full-story

  • 18 Feb 2013 3:18 PM | Deleted user

    Francesca Kaye, president of the London Solicitors Litigation Association, described the Ministry of Justice's handling of new rules to support the reforms as "shambolic" and "deeply concerning". 

    http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/69481.article

  • 18 Feb 2013 3:16 PM | Deleted user

    A judgment of the Supreme Court last month confirmed why all businesses should phone their lawyer first - not their accountant - whenever they suspect fraud or financial mismanagement in their business.

    http://www.managementtoday.co.uk/news/1171094/suspect-fraud-call-lawyer-not-accountant/ 


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