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What’s on at the Artificial Intelligence in Legal Services Summit?

MP, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, the Rt Hon David Gauke, and President of The Law Society and Chair, Technology and the Law Commission,  Christina Blacklaws, will open the Artificial Intelligence in Legal Services Summit, which is being held...

The future of the Paralegal sector

The legal sector has changed rapidly over the last few years. Traditional attitudes to the provision of legal services have been upended.There are several reasons for the changes, but the main one is the requirement to comply with the regulatory objectives...

Law firms report higher profits for ninth consecutive year

An annual benchmarking survey has revealed that law firms are steadily profiting for the ninth year in a row. Now in its 18th year, the Law Society Law Management Section’s Financial Benchmarking Survey 2019 contains responses from 210 firms. Participants provided two...

NALP host first ever National Paralegal Day

Last week, the National Association of Licensed Paralegals hosted the first ever National Paralegal Day.Hosted on 14th March, the event was held at the House of Commons. It was sponsored by Fabian Hamilton MP, and MC'd by actor and comedian Rob Hitchmough (best known...

Are UK law firms prepared for Brexit?

As the UK prepares to leave the EU, a Bellwether research paper published by LexisNexis UK reveals there is 'overwhelming inaction' on the part of independent law firms to prepare for Brexit.According to the Global Legal Post, a large portion of firms...

International Women’s Day #Balanceforbetter

Today marks International Women’s Day, a time for celebrating women’s achievements, while also calling for a more gender-balanced world. Collective action and shared ownership for driving gender parity is what makes International Women’s Day successful -...

Law Society warns no-deal will damage fight against crime

The Law Society has highlighted the potential issues that leaving the EU without an agreement could have on the judicial system.Christine Blacklaws, The Society’s president, said last week that a no-deal will make it harder to investigate cross-border...

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