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Why transparency is now essential in the legal services sector

Why transparency is now essential in the legal services sector

In the last five years, within the current legal services sector, changes have been so radical that consumers are undoubtedly confused. It used to be that if you had a legal problem, you would automatically turn to a solicitor. Paying for the services of a...

Firm switches to four-day working week

Firm switches to four-day working week

A legal firm has become one of the first UK businesses to switch to a four-day working week, in an effort to reduce staff stress levels.Bosses at Portcullis Legals, a Plymouth-based business which isn't regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority...

Court closures: new 7.30am-7.30pm travel benchmark set

Court closures: new 7.30am-7.30pm travel benchmark set

The government has finally published its response to reforming the court and tribunal estate. The result? Future court closures should be based on the principle that people who must attend court should not have to leave their home before 7.30am and should...

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

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 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

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...

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