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Law Society criticises SRA for “one-dimensional” approach

Price cannot always be put above quality, skill and peace of mind when choosing a legal provider, the Law Society has said. Law Society President Joe Egan was responding to findings published by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). In an … Continue reading

Transparency “risks driving competition on price alone”, says Law Society

The Law Society has warned law firms that plans to publish prices on websites could turn the consumer focus to rock-bottom fees rather than a secure service. In October, the Legal Services Board (LSB) gave the Competition and Markets Authority … Continue reading

Law Society predicts rapid productivity growth in legal sector

The Law Society has said that the legal sector will welcome substantial productivity growth if it embraces Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other new technologies in the years ahead. According to reports, the representative body for solicitors in England and Wales … Continue reading

Legal sector enjoys growth for third consecutive year running in 2016

The latest UK Legal Benchmarking report has revealed that Britain’s legal sector welcomed growth for the third consecutive year in 2016. The report, which was put together by high street bank NatWest, revealed that law firms with five or more … Continue reading

Expansion of fixed costs regime for legal claims to be “significantly” scaled back

Plans to apply fixed costs for all legal claims up to the value of £250,000 have been “significantly” scaled back, the Law Society has reported. Instead, Lord Justice Jackson has confirmed that fixed recoverable costs should apply to claims valued … Continue reading