Metamorph vows to buy 60 high street firms

Consolidator is backed by Assure Law, which last year rescued Manchester firm Linder Myers.

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Four out of ten divorce petitions flawed

Solicitors told to conduct checks as Bury St Edmunds centre gears up to handle 40% of all divorce work in England and Wales.

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Northern Ireland barristers withdraw services in legal aid protest

Justice minister David Ford said he was surprised and disappointed by the Criminal Bar Association’s decision.

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MoJ accelerates court Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi will be available in all magistrates’ and Crown courts by October – after 18 months of work.

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Government pauses for thought on human rights

Government will ‘bring forward proposals’ for a British bill of rights, Queen’s speech announces. 

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SRA warns on exit strategies after solicitors fined

Five solicitors penalised in April for not following the correct procedure to close down their businesses.

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Society fears for legal professional privilege

Law Society president voices concerns over Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act and human rights reform.

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Society fears for legal profession privilege

Law Society president voiced concerns over Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act and human rights reform.

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London firms moving fee-earners to regions – report

Despite the market for London offices in the legal sector booming, the northshoring wave among law firms continues.

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International firms step up social mobility efforts

‘Contextual’ recruitment tool allows firms to identify potential bias in their selection process.

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