SRA preparing rules on forcing law firms to publish prices

SRA preparing rules on requiring law office to release costs Competitors watchdog has stated the legal sector should be forced to be more transparent. See Original Short article Regulator advised to reconsider future bar training prepares Bar Council states several training alternatives will develop confusion and increase regulative expense....

Competition for housing legal aid 'could result in race to the bottom'

Competitors for real estate legal aid '' might lead to race down ' Government outlines cost competition technique for civil legal aid agreement work from April 2018. See Original Article MoJ: employment tribunal fees examine’impending’ Justice minister Sir Oliver Heald highlights disagreement among MPs on whether fees ought to...

Weightmans and Ward Hadaway in merger talks

Weightmans and Ward Hadaway in merger talks Top 100 companies in ‘early stage talks’ about tieup that would create ₤ 130m company. See Original Article KWM administrators reveal contact with SRA Administrators blame partner departures for collapse of King & Wood Mallesons’ European arm. See Original Article Employment professionals...

Reed Smith takes team of 50 from collapsed KWM

Reed Smith takes team of 50 from collapsed KWM Worldwide company hires group of partners and trainees. See Original Post Lib Dem lawyers to combat Brexit ‘coup d’etat’In run-up to Supreme Court verdict’ Justice, Democracy and Europe’ group questions legitimacy of June referendum. See Original Post ' Don’t put...

Claim form served late but dismissal application rejected

Claim kind served late but dismissal application turned down Claimant firm had attempted to provide form in person on afternoon of service deadline. See Original Short article CPS personnel ‘striving to keep sinking ship afloat’MPs will talk about issues about funding of the Crown Prosecution Service in a dispute...

Government fee cut ‘led to interpreter blunder’

Federal government fee cut ‘resulted in interpreter oversight’ Umbrella group responds to news that sentencing of man who attacked two policemans had to be adjourned. See Original Article KWM staff not being paid as administration looms Firm files observe to appoint administrators for the 2nd time. See Original Article...

VW emissions claims set for court debut this month

VW emissions claims set for court launching this month Firm leading group lawsuits anticipating to claim for countless pounds for each impacted owner. See Original Post Departures continue from tight-lipped KWM Another senior lawyer leaves City firm as Law Society signs up with effort to find placements for students....

Blacker appeal dismissed – and costs bill grows by £15,000

Blacker appeal dismissed – and costs expense grows by ₤ 15,000 High Court ruling states Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal acted correctly in proceeding against solicitor advocate. See Original Article Employers cough up ₤ 83k under tribunal charge routine Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Technique has issued 60 notifications since...

VAT on searches – new guidance for conveyancers

VAT on searches– new assistance for conveyancers Local councils might begin charging at any time from now until 31 March, Society warns. See Original Short article City guard dog faces resounding’no ‘to in-house accountability proposal Financial Conduct Authority’s consultation on including legal function in Senior Supervisors Program closes on...

Junior advocates lose out to QCs in new fees regime – Society

Junior supporters lose to QCs in new fees program – Society Chancery Lane states solicitor-advocates and junior supporters will get much smaller increases than the 10% proposed for QCs. See Original Post MoJ publishes advocacy fee propositions Justice minister Sir Oliver Heald says new fee scheme for supporters will...