Archive for the 'legal services' Category

Legal Profession Law (4): Jeremy Hopkins, Practice Manager, 3 Verulam Buildings – Charon QC

“Today I am talking to Jeremy Hopkins, a practice manager at 3 Verulam Buildings, the Chambers of Ali Malek QC – a leading and well known commercial set. Given the recent TV programme Silk (and the arguably better version of Peter Moffat’s writing, North Square – both series featuring extremely cunning clerks at the very centre of the action… I thought it would be interesting to get an inside track on this world from Jeremy…. but first……. I would like to get a view on the real world of practice managers / clerks, the state of the legal profession today and his thoughts on the changes to the legal landscape coming in the wake of the the coming into force of The Legal Services Act this autumn.”

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Charon QC, 27th April 2011

Source: www.charonqc.wordpress.com

“Charon QC” is the blogging pseudonym of Mike Semple Piggot, editor of insitelaw newswire.

LSB sets out approach to overseeing regulation – Legal Services Board

“The LSB is today launching a new discussion paper setting out its approach to ensuring standards of regulation in the legal services sector.”

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Legal Services Board, 26th April 2011

Source: www.legalservicesboard.org.uk

Employment lawyers see surge in disputes – Law Society’s Gazette

“Employment solicitors have seen a surge in clients seeking advice on work-related disputes, according to figures seen by the Gazette.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 8th April 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Consumers warned over deregulation of legal services – The Guardian

“The legal ombudsman has warned that consumers will need to take even greater care checking the regulatory status of firms offering legal services when the legal world experiences its equivalent of the big bang this autumn.”

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The Guardian, 6th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

‘Tesco law’ – not the big bang, but it will change the face of legal services – The Guardian

“The Law Society’s decision to back an application by its regulatory arm to oversee alternative business structures applications is a significant step.”

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The Guardian, 25th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Legal advice ‘too expensive’ warns bar regulator’s chair – Law Society’s Gazette

“Legal advice is ‘too expensive’ and has ‘moved out of reach of the middle classes,’ the chair of the Bar Standards Board said this week.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 23rd March 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Legal Profession Lawcast (2): Neil Rose on ABS – Jackson – Funding – Regulation and the state of the profession today – Charon QC

“Today I am talking to Neil Rose of Legal Futures about the changing legal landscape in 2011. Legal Futures is the brainchild of Neil Rose, who has been writing about the Legal Services Act since its genesis in the OFT report of 2001. Neil is a highly experienced legal journalist, having spent 12 years working on the Law Society’s Gazette, latterly as Deputy Editor and including a lengthy spell as Acting Editor in 2007. A qualified solicitor, he went freelance in January 2008.”

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Charon QC, 7th March 2011

Source: www.charonqc.wordpress.com

“Charon QC” is the blogging pseudonym of Mike Semple Piggot, editor of insitelaw newswire.


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