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Plans to slash barristers' fees will cause "irreparable harm" to the legal system because lawyers will simply leave and "find something else to do", senior QCs have warned.
Consulting lawyers outside London using Skype or other online services would drive down the high costs of legal bills in the capital and make justice more accessible, the new Lord Chief Justice has suggested.
The SRA's financial stability drive has saved the organisation "several million pounds" in intervention costs over the last 12 months.
The Lord Chancellor has given his strongest hint yet that the government is preparing for a major overhaul of the regulatory regime for lawyers.
The SRA's outgoing chief executive defends the pace of reform and says the process is far from complete.
Firms of all sizes are vulnerable to economic realities if they fail to adapt their businesses to compete, SRA executive director Richard Collins has warned.
The legal market of 2020 will have 25% fewer lawyers and 20% fewer firms, with new business models and disruptive legal technologies sitting at the core of the provision of legal services, leading firm Addleshaw Goddard has predicted.
A total of 185 firms have applied to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) for the extended indemnity period (EIP) of insurance having failed to secure professional indemnity insurance (PII) cover by the regulator’s 1 October deadline.
Planned legal aid cuts pose 'significant risks' to the stability of the criminal justice system, the Law Society has stressed in a letter from the chief executive to 'correct any false impressions' over its stance on the government's proposals.
Parties to litigation in the civil courts need more guidance about what constitutes an "appropriate" costs budget and the consequences of not meeting the requirements of the new costs management regime.
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