Like many who work in the legal business
Like many who work in the legal business, I very much welcomed last week’s return of the BBC TV series Silk. Unfortunately for me I wasn’t able to watch it “live” last Tuesday, as I was travelling, but I was able to observe the commentary on Twitter. …
Back to the Future
I read with great interest the recent report entitled The New World of Legal Work, by Jordan Furlong, commissioned by legal resourcing business Lawyers on Demand. Jordan is a highly respected international legal market commentator and his material always makes engaging and thought-provoking…
Cab Rank
The recent LSB-commissioned report on the Bar’s “Cab Rank Rule” seems to have sparked plenty of debate, including a seemingly hysterical reaction from the Chair of the Criminal Bar Association and, mercifully, some measured and informed responses from respected commentators Lucy Reed of St John’s…
Riverview Law
Yet another new entrant to the legal services market emerges. Again, a new and unique approach is announced, this time to bold claims of a “market disrupting” service delivery model. Riverview Law is an ambitious new market entrant comprising a mix of solicitors…

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Archive of posts published in the category: Legal Services Act

Alternative Business Structures and the Bar: Big Bang or Damp Squib ?

The build-up to the implementation of the Legal Services Act is gathering pace.  It is a topic that has been discussed, debated and opined upon for years.  Now, less than 6 months away, we are starting to see law firms declaring their intentions to adopt alternative business structures (ABS)…

Riverview Law: Reinventing the wheel ?

Yet another new entrant to the legal services market emerges.  Again, a new and unique approach is announced, this time to bold claims of a “market disrupting” service delivery model.  Riverview Law is an ambitious new market entrant comprising a mix of solicitors…

To conduct litigation or not to conduct litigation ….

…that is the question.  A rather important question for barristers’ chambers (and not just a smooth and catchy title). A Bar Standards Board consultation has recently been opened on the new Bar Handbook (which is to replace the current Code of Conduct) and entity regulation.  As…

Are you shore …?

Yet more news emerges of large commercial law firms setting up “near-shoring” or flexible resourcing operations. The idea, presumably, is to be able to carry out lower value work at a lower cost, freeing up the more costly resources to do higher value…