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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

Solicitors urged to provide greater cost transparency to ‘vulnerable’ consumers

New research carried out by the Legal Services Board (LSB) suggests that the majority of ‘vulnerable’ legal services consumers who have mental health conditions such as dementia would benefit from greater cost transparency. The study, which surveyed 60 mentally ill … Continue reading

Law Society to reduce cost of solicitors’ practising certificate fees

The Law Society has announced that it will reduce the overall cost of its solicitors practising certificate fees to £278, according to reports. The move represents a reduction of £12 – and the Society has said that it is expecting … Continue reading