Posted on 19 September 2012.
Graham Gregory started a Linkedin discussion with the question “What is the most memorable ‘reason’ the LSC have ever given to you for rejecting a legal aid application or other form?” The result has been far more than a series of exasperated anecdotes. It has become a damning indictment of the worsening performance of the LSC. Read the full story
Posted in Legal Aid
Posted on 26 August 2011.
6 October was the date on which the first alternative business structures (ABS) should have been able to open for business in the legal services market place in England and Wales. But now there has been a delay, and it will probably be at least the end of the year before non-lawyers can fully own and invest in law firms.
An ABS is a firm where a non-lawyer is a manager of the firm, or has an ownership-type interest in the firm. A firm may also be an ABS where another body is a manager of the firm, or has an ownership-type interest in the firm and at least 10 per cent of that body is controlled by non-lawyers. Under the proposed rules, ABS are not limited in the services that they can offer to the public. The Act is designed to Read the full story
Posted in Law Updates
Posted on 15 April 2008.
We havenâ€™t, which might strike you as odd. Read the full story
Posted in Legal IT