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Westminster update: Economic Crime Bill approved by House of Commons

One thing you must do Read our submission to the government’s consultation on reforming the Human Rights Act. We argue that the government is introducing changes that would make the state less accountable. It undermines a crucial element of the rule of law, preventing people from challenging illegitimate uses of power. What do you want […]

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The law firm was launched just weeks before Covid quadrupled in just two years

A law firm that quadrupled in size in just two years is getting bigger again. Rachael Gent set up Gent Law just three weeks before the first Covid-19 lockdown was introduced in March 2020. Since then, the North Staffordshire-based company has grown into a 10-person operation specializing in all things real estate – from sales […]

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About the Small Business Network

What we offer our members We offer a community to share expertise and information on: business development and marketing practice management Financial direction regulatory changes affecting small businesses and sole practitioners career development, recruitment and retention Benefits Four newsletters per year Webinars and podcasts Access to our LinkedIn community Regional Workshops on Managing a Small […]

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Westminster update: Russia sanctions debated in parliament

One thing you must do Read our statement on the current situation in Ukraine and our continued solidarity and support for the people of Ukraine, our members in the region, the National Bar Association of Ukraine and the Ukrainian Bar Association. What do you want to know 1. Sanctions against Russia debated in Parliament Earlier […]

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Four new promotions of partners at Yorkshire law firm

Pictured: Ison Harrison’s new partners Erin Johnston, Nigel Monaghan, Dhiran Mistry and Geraldine Levison Ihe Yorkshire law firm, Ison Harrison, has promoted four of its lawyers to partner status in its network of Yorkshire offices. The four newly promoted partners are Erin Johnston, Geraldine Levison, Dhiran Mistry and Nigel Monaghan. The new round of promotions […]

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How lawyers can show support for Ukrainians

Our President I. Stephanie Boyce said: “We condemn the actions of the Russian Federation, which are contrary to international law. There is no doubt that these actions pose a direct threat to the rule of law. Read our full statement and make sure you comply with recent sanctions Action by the legal profession Consultancy project […]

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Law Society defends industry as sanctions increase

LONDON – The Law Society has defended the role of lawyers in the justice system amid growing pressure on firms to cut ties with Russian clients over fears they could help thwart UK sanctions. The independent professional body, which governs solicitors in England and Wales, said solicitors are required to represent their clients, whoever they […]

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Lawyers leave London office of Russian law firm following ‘shocking developments’ in Ukraine

James Dingley and Baiju Vasani leave Ivanyan & Partners as city law firms come under greater scrutiny over ties to Russia The founding partners of the London office of a Russian law firm decided yesterday to close the outpost following ‘shocking developments’ in Ukraine. James Dingley, who joined Ivanyan & Partners from Clifford Chance in […]

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Kennedys to close Moscow office as Bar Association condemns Russian actions

Kennedys is in the process of withdrawing from Russia, as international concern mounts over the invasion of Ukraine and several law firms take steps to distance themselves from the situation. According to a person at the company, Kennedys began the process of closing its Moscow office in late 2021 amid growing concerns about the likelihood […]

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Truss: We seek to target law firms that facilitate oligarchs

Truss: Nothing is on the table Efforts to target oligarchs will extend to those who authorize them, such as law firms, the foreign minister confirmed yesterday. Liz Truss told parliament that “we are looking at what we can do to target the families of the oligarchs, the people who work for them, the people who […]

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Law Society says it backs law firms working on behalf of Russian oligarchs

Monday, February 28, 2022 5:48 p.m. The Law Society of England and Wales has come out in favor of law firms acting on behalf of Russian oligarchs, as City of London law firms come under pressure to cut ties with Russia, amid allegations that they are working on behalf of Vladimir Putin’s allies to block […]

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My D&I Story | The bar

A crooked but true: the story of Anna Casey-Woodward The influence of my LGBTQ+ identity on my career is different now than it was when I started my journey in Cornwall. The culture at the time in law firms was as wild as Cornish beaches, but far less scenic. I joined the University of Exeter […]

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UK Law Firm Gunnercooke Says It Now Accepts Crypto Payments – Featured Bitcoin News

UK law firm Gunnercooke claims to be one of the first major law firms in the country to accept crypto payments. Crypto Asset Payments A UK-based commercial law firm, Gunnercooke, has become the latest practice to accept cryptocurrency as payment for services, according to a report. The firm also claims to be one of the […]

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The Law Society of Hong Kong has announced the winners of the 2021 Pro Bono and Community Service Recognition Program

Members of the Distinguished Pro Bono Awards and Distinguished Community Service Awards juries. Previous following To show its appreciation and recognition of members of the Law Society and law firms that have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to pro bono volunteerism and community service, the Law Society recently announced […]

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Harvey Law Group, Leading Multinational Law Firm, Opens First US Office in Miami | Business

MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–February 16, 2022– Harvey Law Group (HLG), a leading multinational law firm with extensive experience in providing professional and responsible advice to High Net Worth Individuals (HNW) on immigration law and business matters in Asia, America North and South, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, today announced the opening of its first office in […]

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Harvey Law Group, a leading multinational law firm, opens its first US office in Miami

MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Harvey Law Group (HLG), a leading multinational law firm with extensive experience in providing professional and responsible advice to High Net Worth Individuals (HNW) on immigration law and business matters in Asia , in North and South America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, today announced the opening of its first US office, in […]

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Prepare for mandatory online damages claims

The damage claim service allows users to: see the latest activity on your claims manage and maintain your company’s MyHMCTS account, meaning you don’t need to contact HMCTS to add or remove users allocate additional litigants to individual claims as shared access, to cover any required supervisory roles, or to cover annual leave You are […]

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UK faces shortage of duty counsel, Law Society says

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 6:05 p.m. The UK is facing a shortage of criminal lawyers as the sector faces a chronic recruitment crisis, the Law Society has warned. Anyone arrested in the UK has the right to seek free advice from a duty counsel. However, the number of duty solicitors working in Britain fell by […]

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A lawyer tells the Law Society that ‘no comment’ face masks could be a violation of regulations

A criminal defense attorney has been told by the Law Society of a possible violation of advertising regulations after having face masks made with the words ‘no comment’ on them. The letter was released in 2020 after it became mandatory for people to wear face masks in certain areas. It is understood Ciarán Mulholland of […]

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The real estate boss behind massive urban projects has been hit with a ban by a law firm

The managing director of a property company behind several major projects in Liverpool has been banned from working for solicitors in England and Wales. Joanne Karen Waller, 42, is the managing director of Sourced Development Group, a property company behind several major projects in Liverpool and Manchester. Ms Waller is also a director of two […]

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Law Society responds to SRA plans to increase law firm misconduct fines

The Law Society of England and Wales has hit back at proposals from the Solicitors Regulation Authority that could see fines for misconduct at large law firms dramatically increased. In a statement Friday, Law Society President I. Stephanie Boyce disagreed with the regulator’s proposals to increase misconduct fines for law firms and individual attorneys by […]

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Mandatory Disclosure Rules: Proposed Regulations – Law Society Response

Proposals HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is seeking advice on the design of draft regulations which would replace DAC 6 and require disclosure of certain provisions to HMRC. This draft regulation is intended to implement the OECD Model Mandatory Disclosure Rules for Joint Reporting Standards Avoidance Agreements and Secrecy Offshore Structures. They replace similar existing […]

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Now is the time to strengthen your law firm’s information security with ISO27001

It’s no wonder that accreditation bodies are seeing an increase in the number of law firms exploring ISO27001. Cybercrime has reached an industrial scale and law firms are a prime target. This is a huge regulatory risk and still ranks high in the SRA’s risk outlook. Thamer James’ Marcus Allen explains more. What is ISO27001? […]

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Happy people, happy companies | The bar

It is a commonly stated key inclusiveness goal that law firms should allow their employees to feel comfortable bringing their whole “me” to work. This will likely have particular resonance if you are someone who identifies as LGBT+. It’s LGBT+ History Month and my workplace is adorned with LGBT+ inclusive flags: pink, blue, black and […]

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Law firm appointed as part of a housing group

Birmingham-based law firm Anthony Collins Solicitors (ACS) has been appointed as part of Platform Housing Group’s legal services for property, housing management, business and finance. The contract, which begins this month, will last four years. Platform Housing Group – which owns 46,000 homes in total – completed 1,448 homes in 2019/20 (1,598 in 2018/19) for […]

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The future of increasing diversity in a law firm

As we celebrate Black History Month, celebrated since 1926, it’s hard to believe there’s still a need to convince law firm partners and managers of the importance of diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). The legal profession remains the least diverse of all other professions. Now is the time for change, and now is also the […]

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Law Society pay gap widened thanks to Covid as men take better paying jobs and win bigger bonuses

Wednesday 09 February 2022 15:12 The gender pay gap between the Law Society and the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has widened since the start of the pandemic, according to new figures from the trade body. On average, men were paid 11.5% more than women in 2021 and received 23.2% higher bonuses. By comparison, men received […]

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Law Society Group Gender Wage Gap Report 2021

The Law Society Group today released its 2021 Gender Pay Gap Report. The report includes the combined results of the Law Society of England and Wales and the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), which operates independently. Our median gender pay gap in 2021 is 11.3%, lower than the current UK median pay gap of 15.4% (Office […]

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Sustainable development: questions and answers with Caroline May

You are talking to a friend of a friend at a party. How do you describe what you do? I have been an environmental lawyer for over 30 years. During this period, the subject has undergone many transitions, starting mainly by advising on pollution and contamination problems to today advising companies on: environmental impacts corporate […]

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Making the most of your apprenticeship tax

It has always bothered me that there is no learning path for people interested in a career in corporate responsibility and sustainability (CRS). Such an entry point would represent an important step in the maturity of the RSC as a profession and would undoubtedly have a positive impact on the diversity of its practitioners. This […]

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Fee growth for Neil Hudgell as law firm sells in London with northern presence in focus

High-profile Hull law firm Hudgell Ltd returned to strong growth, with fees up 13.6 per cent, the latest results showed. The firm, led by the current Law Society Legal Person of the Year, was a leading force in the turnaround of the Post Office computer scandal, as well as a leading firm in the investigation […]

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Would your law firm be a partner of choice for attracting a Jeff Zucker?

As you probably know, Jeff Zucker recently quit his job at CNN after admitting to having an affair with Allison Gollust, the company’s chief marketing officer. “As part of the investigation into Chris Cuomo’s tenure at CNN, I was asked about a consensual relationship with my closest colleague,” he wrote in his resignation announcement. “I […]

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Respond to major incidents with free legal advice

How it works In the event of an eligible major incident, affected members of the public seek free legal advice using the Legal Pro Bono platform. Participation will be voluntary. As a panel member, you will be able to: log in to the platform to review and assign suggested pro bono cases within your firm […]

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Law Society issues response to white paper on upgrading

The Law Society of England and Wales has published a response to the government’s Leveling Up white paper, which was unveiled by Michael Gove last week. “The government will struggle to accomplish its upgrading mission without a properly funded justice systemthe Law Society said in a news release last week. He noted that the legal […]

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Upgrading based on a dynamic legal services sector

The government will struggle to achieve its mission to upgrade without a properly funded justice system, the Law Society of England and Wales warned today. The legal services sector plays a central role in supporting the private sector in all parts of the UK by providing the vital legal advice that small and large businesses […]

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Law Society Welcomes Quill as First Outsourced Legal Teller Affiliate Partner

By Legal futures Associated feather Practice management software and outsourced services provider Quill becomes an Affiliate Partner of the Law Society of England and Wales. Quill is the first outsourced legal cashier service provider to be recommended by the Law Society. Quill’s legal account, case, document and practice management software also passed rigorous scrutiny to […]

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Quill Law Firm Management Software

There’s a reason smart law firms choose Quill The trusted legal accounting and practice management software provider has a long history of providing exceptional customer service and support. As easy as clicking a button “In the pre-Quill period, I needed a day to finish the end of the year. With Quill, I press a button, […]

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Quill has outsourced the legal cashier service for UK law firms

Are you wasting precious hours trying to stay on top of the bookkeeping? Quill’s outsourced legal cashier is a flexible, user-friendly and scalable service that saves time and, more importantly, allows lawyers to focus on what matters most: compensation. Quill’s legal cashiers are rigorously trained to effectively handle all time-consuming data entry, compliance-focused reconciliations, and […]

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Response template: Consultation on the future of the SRA and SIF and PSYROC

The SRA has announced its desire to close the Solicitors Indemnity Fund (SIF) and remove any regulatory requirement for solicitors to maintain cover after six years (PSYROC). It would allow : ending current provisions, which protect consumers from long-term risks related to legal services, particularly in areas such as transfer of property, wills and estates, […]

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Building a more caring legal industry

The legal profession is notorious for its high demands and long working hours – and the pandemic has only amplified these challenges. Many legal professionals have struggled to avoid burnout while managing client demands and personal responsibilities. LawCare, a charity that supports and promotes mental health and wellbeing in the legal industry, aims to change […]

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Ronan Hynes: The law firm of the future?

Ronan Hynes, partner at Sellors LLP, offers insight into the law firm of the future. As we begin to emerge from Covid-19 and take stock in a post-pandemic world, is there an opportunity to rethink the future operating model for law firms? What future for law firms and the legal industry? Is it a traditional […]

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Westminster update: Judicial Review Bill passes Commons

One thing you must do Read our in-depth response and analysis to each of the Independent Criminal Legal Aid Review’s recommendations, including the need for an immediate 15% increase in legal aid rates. What do you want to know 1. The Judicial Review Bill is passed by the Commons The Judicial Review and Tribunals Bill […]

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The London Lawyer: law firm culture is money culture

Anyone who has been to London this week will know that the city is busy again. It’s not surprising; a poll of some of London’s most prominent associates found they were overwhelmingly in favor of a return to the office. For many of them, what is at stake is nothing less than “law firm culture” […]

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Law firm heads for banner year with appointment of new CEO

X Sign up for free to get the latest news straight to your inbox Register North West law firm Napthens today announced the appointment of new CEO Alexandra Hatchman to lead the firm for a record year. Alex, who will join next month, brings a wealth of experience across a range of industries including retail […]

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The legal sector has mobilized to fight against the exodus of young lawyers, according to the president of the Bar

SINGAPORE — Amid a spike in departures from the legal profession, the industry has been rattled to help stem the exodus, the Law Society’s new president has said. “We have started a national conversation about our profession and we are listening to what everyone has to say,” Mr. Adrian Tan said in an interview with […]

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The Bar renews its partnership with Amiqus

The Law Society of Scotland has renewed its strategic partnership with Amiqus as researchers at the tech company develop an “inheritance calculator”. The renewed partnership with the Law Society of Scotland will allow Leith-based technology company Amiqus to continue to help Scottish lawyers meet anti-money laundering compliance requirements through the use of their technology, while […]

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How much to spend on law firm marketing

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 A 2020 study found that 65% of law firms spend the majority of their marketing budget on online marketing. What this stat doesn’t answer, however, is how much they spend on marketing overall and how that money is allocated to different digital platforms. In short, the reason is that the marketing […]

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Access to diversity program: helping candidates integrate the company

Law Society President I. Stephanie Boyce knows something about the struggle that comes with entering the legal profession. Returning to the UK as a teenager after several years in the US, she wanted to be a lawyer but had no contacts in the profession to make it easier for her. “As President, I focus on […]

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SA Law Society appoints new president

The Law Society of South Australia has appointed a new president who will focus on guiding the profession through the COVID-19 pandemic in 2022, in addition to redirecting South Australia-based legal work to law firms and organizations of State. New President Justin Stewart-Rattray will bring more than 28 years of experience to this role, including […]

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North Yorkshire lawyer joins Thirsk law firm

A well-known North Yorkshire lawyer has joined the Private Client Department in the Thirsk office of the leading North and East Yorkshire law firm, Harrowells. Mark Jones, who lives near Thirsk, has over 30 years of experience working as private clients in Yorkshire, having spent 25 years as a partner in two of the oldest […]

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Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP, a Leading Securities Fraud Law Firm, Announces Investigation of First Solar, Inc. (FSLR) on Behalf of Investors

LOS ANGELES–(COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP (“GPM”), a leading national shareholder rights law firm, today announced that it has opened an investigation on behalf of First Solar, Inc. (“ First Solar ”or the“ Company ”) (NASDAQ: FSLR) regarding the Company’s possible violations of federal securities laws. If you have suffered a loss […]

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Leading law firm rewards success with switch to employee share ownership

(Left to right): Richard Timperley d’Ison Harrison (left back), Jonathan Wearing, Dominic Mackenzie (center back), Richard Coulthard (left front), Sarah Laughey (center front), Jenny Bland (right front) Gareth Naylor and James Thompson (right-back). ohOne of Yorkshire’s leading law firms became wholly owned by its employees after the three shareholder directors agreed to sell the company […]

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How To Buy A Law Firm | Characteristic

After focusing on financial management and emergency restructuring amid the pandemic, law firms are once again looking to expand — and they’re buying up smaller competitors to do so. The most popular way to facilitate such an arrangement is through a Share Purchase Agreement (SPA) or an Asset Purchase Agreement (APA). While at first glance […]

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Focus on the news: Yorkshire law firm bucks the trend and diversifies | News

Wherever you’re reading this, chances are it’s not at your desk in the office. As staff once again consider working from home, it’s easy to read the final rites for the office building – especially those on the high streets where so many other shops appear to be closing. But Yorkshire firm Ison Harrison appears […]

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Leading UK law firm fined record for breaking money laundering rules | Law

Mishcon de Reya, one of the UK’s most prestigious law firms, has been fined a record amount for committing “serious breaches” of money laundering rules. The London-based company agreed to pay a fine of £232,500, plus an additional £50,000 for costs of the investigation, which was carried out by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). In […]

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Three Lawyers Leave Watertown’s Largest Law Firm | Business

WATERTOWN — There are major changes to the work of one of Jefferson County’s oldest and largest law firms. Attorney James A. Burrows has confirmed that he, Peter L. Walton and Megan S. Kendall left the law firm of Watertown, Conboy, McKay, Bachman and Kendall LLP, as of December 31 and opened their own law […]

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California’s Best Special Education Law Firm Manager

Click on the magazine cover to read the article Newport Beach, Calif., U.S., Jan. 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – James D. Peters III, executive director of the world’s largest special education law firm, has partnered with two attorneys to deliver a representation to children with special needs whose education has been affected by the covid […]

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James D. Peters III, executive director of California’s best special education law firm, advises parents that time is running out. You risk losing the compensatory education your child is entitled to, due to Covid Call Now

https://www.lawyer-monthly.com/issues/2021/04/12/ Click on the magazine cover to read the article Newport Beach, Calif., U.S., Jan. 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – James D. Peters III, executive director of the world’s largest special education law firm, has partnered with two attorneys to deliver a representation to children with special needs whose education has been affected by the […]

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Law Society of British Columbia steps up trust account audits to monitor money laundering

Breadcrumb Links News Local news “We have taken this very seriously and have tried to make sure the word is well known when it comes to the obligations regarding client identification and the rule of cash transactions and the proper administration of trust accounts. – Don, CEO of the BC Law Society Avison. Author of […]

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What is really driving the delays in returning the offices of the new law firm

By Steven Lerner (December 23, 2021, 6:33 p.m. EST) – Several BigLaw firms recently changed their plans to return to the office due to the emergence of the omicron variant of COVID-19, but experts say it could also there may be other issues involved. Kent Zimmermann, a consultant at The Zeughauser Group, which advises law […]

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SLCC assumes new Law Society oversight role as approved regulator

SLCC assumes new Law Society oversight role as approved regulator Posted 22 December 2021 The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) has today taken on a new role with regard to complaints under the new regime of alternative business structures. Following confirmation that the Scottish Government has licensed the Law Society of Scotland as an Approved […]

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SLCC takes on new Law Society oversight role as accredited regulator

The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) has today taken on a new role in relation to complaints in the new Alternative Business Structures regime. Following confirmation that the Scottish Government has authorized the Law Society of Scotland as an Approved Regulator for Alternative Business Structures (ABS), the SLCC will now deal with two new categories […]

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Law Society Warns of Changes That May Raise Consumers’ Legal Bills

Law Society Warns of Changes That May Raise Consumers’ Legal Bills Posted December 21, 2021 Options within a Scottish government consultation on regulatory reform for the Scottish legal sector could leave consumers with higher legal bills, the Law Society of Scotland has said. The company is urging major reforms to the way legal services are […]

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Law Society warns against any change that risks increasing consumers’ legal bills

The options under a Scottish Government consultation on regulatory reform of the Scottish legal sector could leave consumers facing higher legal bills, the Law Society of Scotland has said. The society is calling for major reforms to the way legal services are regulated, but has warned against moves that could harm the competitiveness of Scottish […]

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2021 in review: UK law firm leaders discuss the year’s themes

2021 will be remembered as a phenomenal year for deals, but this high level of deal activity in a hybrid world of work has brought its own challenges and fueled a war for talent and mental wellbeing, firm leaders say lawyers in the UK. Speaking to Law.com International, senior executives from top firms delivered key […]

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Solicitors Journal – The Bar is concerned about the safety of lawyers in police stations in the face of Covid-19

The Law Society has raised concerns about the safety and availability of criminal lawyers in the courts, after calls to return to boards at remote police stations were rejected by police, despite a recent increase in the number of cases and the rapid spread of the Omicron variant. In April 2020, a police station protocol […]

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Become a doubly qualified English notary via the SQE

As a lawyer, you are a well-trained, trustworthy and hardworking part of a renowned and prestigious profession, working in a highly competitive environment. Gone, however, are the days when your primary professional qualification, in your home jurisdiction, is enough to secure your career. The legal market – and even the business world – is changing […]

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Law firm staff down, but not staff costs: The Morning Minute

Would you like to receive this daily press briefing by e-mail? Here is the registration. WHAT WE ARE LOOKING AT LESS IS MORE – Law firm staffing may shrink, but staffing costs are still heading in the opposite direction, reports Law.com’s Andrew Maloney. An overwhelming majority of respondents to a new survey by Citi Private […]

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Richard Harris law firm’s case is among the top ten wrongful death verdicts in the United States in the 2020 list

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – The law firm of Richard Harris is pleased to announce its inclusion in the list of the top ten wrongful death verdicts in the United States of 2020. The list, compiled by Top Verdict, is made up of various types of cases that have been tried in any of the state […]

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Amber Russell sets course to operate personal injury law firm

Amber Russell Law Firm staff include Senior Counsel Jean Phillips, Partner Lawyer Kayla Aitken, Senior Paralegal Kerri Ball, Legal Assistant Sam Williams and Executive Director Mimi Jaye. Amber Russell has always been passionate about the law and wanting to make a difference in people’s lives. This ultimately led her to realize another passion of owning […]

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As Law Firm Staff Shrink and Specialize, Costs Actually Rise

Even amid a pandemic that initially caused law firms to reposition, lay off, and lay off their professionals — as well as an industry-wide push toward new technologies and automation — don’t expect not expect personnel costs to fall anytime soon. Intense demand for Big Law’s services, its ongoing talent wars and its perpetual drive […]

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The AIFC Authority and the Law Society of Hong Kong discuss cooperation opportunities

NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Representatives of the AIFC Authority headed by Mr. Nurzhan Kosbayev, Vice Chairman of the Board, hosted an online meeting with the newly elected President of the Hong Kong Bar, Mr. CM Chan, as well as Mr. Amirali B Nasir and Mr. Christopher KK Yu, Vice-Presidents, and Ms. Heidi Chu, Secretary General. During the […]

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Law firm obtains injunction against employees who tried to resume practice

Judge Chalmers ordered Chorney to pay disbursements on all transferred records within five months and placed the proceeds of the future settlement in trust pending confirmation of firm costs. “Instead of the defendants obtaining bank financing to pay for the initial cost of disbursements, the defendants are seeking Sokoloff Lawyers to assume the role of […]

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Law Society calls for ‘radical change’ to fix troubled legal ombudsperson | News

The Law Society said it was pleased the legal ombudsman was calling on agency staff to address the growing backlog of unopened cases. But the attorneys representative warned that despite signs of improvement this year, concerns remain about the performance of the complaints department, despite a substantial increase in its budget. As part of his […]

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Law Society Responds to Chatham House AML Report

The Law Society of England and Wales has published a response to the recent report by London-based think tank Chatham House criticizing Britain’s anti-money laundering (AML) laws. The report says uncontrolled and often unenforceable anti-corruption laws have made the UK the money-laundering capital of the world for a post-Soviet elite, seriously damaging Britain’s international reputation […]

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Why I Left My Law Firm: A Glimpse into What’s Behind the Associated Talent Drain

The UK legal sector has seen a talent drain like no other in 2021: increased workloads, renewed pay wars and the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic have led partners to reassess their career. While some partners joined competing firms or moved in-house, others decided to leave the legal profession altogether. In an ever-increasing hiring market, […]

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The pay gap between men and women in the law remains significant, according to a report from the Bar

Dawson: We need to recognize the exits more than the entrances Women in largest law firms earn on average one-fifth less than men, and the gender pay gap is 50% larger than for companies nationwide, according to Law Society analysis . As of 2017, all companies with 250 or more employees are required to publish […]

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Law Society responds to report by think tank criticizing UK law firms for money laundering

The Law Society has decided to stand up for the UK’s legal industry after being heavily criticized for its role in money laundering in Chatham House report. The Foreign Policy Think Tank’s report warned that “serious loopholes and loopholes” have allowed a generation of “post-Soviet kleptocrats and their associates” to launder money in the UK […]

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year of rediscovery: Focus 2022 on the culture and identity of your law firm | RightVision

Well that was fun…. We’re about to complete the second of two toughest years in the law firm’s history. Yes, the economic results have, on the whole, been excellent. Yes, there have been positive consequences and skills learned from the pandemic (has anybody still use paper timesheets?) but few would deny that 2020 and 2021 […]

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LexisNexis SA and the Bar of South Africa publish Legal Tech 2021 report

The COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly changing the way the legal profession interacts and uses information, and it is clear that the industry is embracing and using technology with eagerness. For example, when it comes to legal work, more and more legal professionals seek their information using a laptop, PC, tablet, mobile phone or of an […]

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Why this is a critical time for law firm culture | Characteristic

“I used to believe that growing was ‘gentle’ and had little impact on our results. What I believe today is that our culture has everything to do with our results, now and in the future. ‘ These words from author and businessman Vern Dosch might ring well with law firm executives. Just a few years […]

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Local law firm pledges to improve gender equality

“No one should be faced with inequalities because of their gender” Liz Bryne of Blake Morgan “No one should face inequalities because of their gender”. A Chandler’s Ford-based law firm has announced its commitment to help promote workplace gender equality in the legal profession by signing the Women in Law Pledge. Signing the pledge is […]

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Leading personal injury law firm

Dublin, December 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The question of how and why legal services should be made readily available to the general public has been discussed for years now, and it never fails to generate enough opinions. strong from people. Legal services and attorney fees are often quite expensive and out of the price […]

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Law students launch boycott of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher law firm – Uprise RI

Today the members of Law students for climate responsibility (LSCA) launched a nationwide appeal to law students to boycott the law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. In a public signature letter and a video ad, students described the boycott as a response to Gibson Dunn’s work protecting polluting companies from climate liability, attacking the rights […]

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Local law firm pledges to improve gender equality – Eastleigh News

“No one should be faced with inequalities because of their gender” Liz Bryne of Blake Morgan “No one should face inequalities because of their gender”. A Ford-based law firm in Chandler has announced its commitment to help promote workplace gender equality in the legal profession by signing the Women in Law Pledge. Signing the pledge […]

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CRM Law Firm Importance for Criminal Defense Lawyers

Thursday 2 December 2021 No matter how passionate you are about defending your clients as a criminal defense lawyer, there never seems to be enough time in a day to do as much as you would like to do. Despite your best intentions, you often struggle against the clock and struggle with a lack of […]

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As law firm professionals shift to other sectors, it could create a shortage of qualified personnel

Law firm leaders are increasingly concerned about losing professional talent, and not just to other law firms. They fear that people with transferable expertise, such as human resources, information technology, marketing and sales, will leave the legal industry altogether if certain demands are not met. At the Association of Legal Administrators annual conference and expo […]

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Bar criticizes lawyer’s regulator’s proposal to remove additional insurance coverage

Wednesday 24 November 2021 12:23 The trade body has warned that cutting insurance for law firms would make the market “less secure” for consumers, after the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) launched a consultation on the controversial proposals. The Bar of England and Wales said today that “consumers could be left behind if the regulator goes […]