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A new report by Citizens Advice has found that litigants in person (LiPs) are likely to achieve “worse outcomes compared with their represented counterparts”.  ... read more
April 8th, 2016
The Legal Services Board (LSB) has approved the application by the Bar Standards Board, the Bar Council’s regulatory authority, to become a licensing authority for alternative business structures (ABSs). This means the LSB will recommend that the Lord Chancellor makes an order designating the Bar... ... read more
April 7th, 2016
The success rate of employment tribunal claims has fallen since the introduction of fees, according to new statistics released by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) last week. ... read more
April 6th, 2016
As the Government policy of allowing couples to share their parental leave reaches its one-year anniversary, new research shows the take-up has been minimal, with just 1 per cent of men choosing to make use of the opportunity. ... read more
April 5th, 2016
The Seminar on Internet Marketing for Direct Access Barristers organized by myBarrister was held on the 9th March, at 6.00 pm at the Old Court Room, Lincoln’s Inn.  The main speaker was Humphrey Keenlyside, Director of Communications, myBarrister.  There was also a panel of four other contributors... ... read more
March 31st, 2016
With the ongoing transformation of the legal services sector, law firms need to review the skills required of their employees if they are to succeed. They also need to be more open to taking on “non-traditional and transient employees”. ... read more
March 30th, 2016
The legal sector contributed more than £25bn to the UK economy last year, and every 1 per cent of growth in the legal services market creates 8,000 jobs. That is according to a new report by The Law Society, Economic Value of the Legal Services Sector. ... read more
March 28th, 2016
There has been a significant growth in the amount of money lent to one or other of divorcing couples in order to fund their legal fees. ... read more
March 16th, 2016
Direct access is taking up an increasing proportion of instructions for the Civil, Family and Crime Chambers, 5 Pump Court. Receipts for direct access work increased by 300 per cent in 2015 compared to 2014, as the Chambers’ senior clerk, Tim Markham, writes in an article for the Solicitors Journal. ... read more
March 8th, 2016
The government is proposing to increase the charges for the granting of probate on larger estates. Probate is the official permission to distribute a dead person’s estate. ... read more
March 2nd, 2016

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