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Legal Services Act

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However, with the ratification of the Legal Services Bill into the Legal Services Act, it is expected that this will soon change. The Legal Services Act includes provisions that allow UK personal injury lawyer firms to adopt "alternative business structures". Without going into the finer and more brain-stretching details of the Act, what this means is that it will be possible for personal injury firms to list shares on the stock exchange, allowing for outside funding of their businesses. Although the need for the regimes and infrastructures necessary to making this a reality are some way off they are not expected to ...
REVIEWS AND OPINIONS
IRIS Legal gets new managing director - we get the first interview
Last Thursday (1st July) saw Doug Hargrove formally join the IRIS Software Group in his new role as Managing Director - Legal Services. However he had hardly got his foot in the door before Orange Rag editor Charles Christian was bombarding IRIS HQ with requests for an interview... Charles: In the legal IT world (and in common with other niche vertical markets) there is a perception that it is ‘special’ and therefore very difficult for outsiders to understand not so much the technology but the idiosyncrasies of the market, the way of doing business and the politics of dealing with law firm partners. Have you encountered similar ... market research, surveys and trends
Legal Services Act 2007 | Azrights IP Brands Blog | Intellectual ...
Nowadays, when high street businesses like Spec Savers offer a choice of designer frames for prescription glasses, it’s easy to forget what the opticians market looked like before it was deregulated.  In those days there was little choice, and opticians dispensed NHS prescription glasses. The legal Big Bang augured by Clementi’s  Legal Services Act 2007 is nowadays preoccupying many law firms who are wondering what the market for legal services will look like come the end of 2011.  That is when the main changes are expected to come into effect. These will allow law firms and other businesses to apply for a licence to operate as ... market research, surveys and trends

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LEGAL SERVICES ACT

Impact of the 2007 UK Legal Services Act
The 50 largest UK law firms generate around £12 billion a year in fees. Theirs is a world inhabited by only 0.5 percent of all firms, but which accounts for ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Survey: Is bigger better?
A common response to cost pressures among general counsel is to grow the size of the legal department and retain more work in-house. Research by Legal Week magazine in the UK has found that, on average, the proportion of legal work retained in-house has grown from 42% to 51% over the past five years, and the results of Strategic Legal Advisor's survey suggest that this figure will continue to rise. Twenty-two percent of respondents say that the size of their departments will grow (11% say significantly so), compared with just 4% who expect a decline in head count. See graph The growth in the proportion of work handled ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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Sharing the secrets
2011 will bring with it a huge change to Luxembourg’s tradition of banking secrecy. Tom Phillips and James Swift look at what that will mean for the status of the offshore financial centre What will the advent of 2011 bring for the world’s legal markets? In the UK, lawyers will be tackling issues such as the ongoing effects of the Legal Services Act, likely changes to libel laws and changes to conditional fee agreements (CFAs). But for offshore financial centre ­Luxembourg it will mean a drastic change to its status, from traditions of financial ­secrecy to a guaranteed agreement to exchange information with other countries. A ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
The Grand Masters of Law - Strategic Leadership Forum 2010
Netlaw Media is pleased to announce that Des Hudson the CEO of The Law Society for England & Wales will be speaking at the Grand Masters of Law � The Strategic Leadership Forum 2010 covering Regulation & forthcoming Changes within the Legal Sector . Frances Anderson, Managing Director of Netlaw Media said �We are delighted to welcome Des Hudson as a speaker at the Grand Masters of Law. Des Hudson brings a substantial insight into the forth coming regulationary changes that will be affecting the legal sector over the next 12 - 18 months, Des�s addition to the speaker line up adds further strength to the event which is already one ... market trends, news research and surveys resources

INFORMATION RESOURCES

Legal Services Act of 2007 - LEGAL SERVICES BILL
Apr 23, 2008 ... The Legal Services Act 2007, which received Royal Assent on 30 October 2007, reforms the way in which legal services are regulated in ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Remarks for Congressman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott Subcommittee on ...
Apr 27, 2010 ... which is what the original Legal Services Act allowed. The Senate bill permits class actions if suit arises “under established State or ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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  1. profile image solsearch Law Society Gazette suggests lawyers get their brands known before the Legal Services Act enacted- http://bit.ly/bw9WDj Contact us for help.
  2. profile image Christianuncut @ronfriedmann "perhaps Legal Services Act will enable new ventures to create online legal services" you bet, expect Tesco & Virgin out front
  3. profile image ronfriedmann @ChristianUncut perhaps Legal Services Act will enable new ventures to create online legal services for UK?
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Can a non-lawyer own and operate a law firm like a non playing ...
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Do you believe that the possible arrival of Tesco Law will have a ...
Carol, I was going to ask that you explain what you mean by "Tesco Law", but did a LinkedIn search and found what seems to be the answer (link below - it is explained in one of the answers). What kind of influence are you suggesting ? "Good" in that this may force a shakeup in the way law firms are structured ? "Bad" in the sense that the public perception of lawyers may be cheapened ? posted 8 months ago A number of legal commentators have predicted that the Legal Services Act (the so-called Tesco Act) will have an impact on the retail legal services market. In an article published by The Times Online, Tony Williams - a former ...