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Brexit in a page – What do I need to know?

Legal & Law Firm / 10th Dec, 2018
  • Tuesday brought an eventful day in Parliament. The terms of the EU Withdrawal Act as drawn mean that the government has 21 days to come back to parliament, in the event of the withdrawal deal being voted down, with a motion detailing its’ ‘Plan B.’ However, an amendment to the parliamentary motion brought by Dominic Grieve was pa

Tier 1 Investor Visa Route Suspended – Who Is...

Legal & Law Firm / 10th Dec, 2018

The Tier 1 Investor visa route was suspended to new applicants at midnight on Friday, 7th December 2018 pending publication of new Immigration Rules.  The new Tier 1 Investor rules, due in Spring 2019, will aim to ensure that the Investor route is not open to abuse by those seeking to launder money in the UK and that the funds invested a…

Minimum pupillage award from 1 September 2019 announced

Authorities & Faculties / 10th Dec, 2018

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has today announced that the rate for the minimum pupillage award that will apply from 1 September 2019 will be £18,436 per annum for pupillages in London and £15,728 per annum for pupillages outside London.

This follows the BSB’s announcement in May 2018 that the minimum award paid to those unde…

SRA to consult on foreign solicitor qualification...

Authorities & Faculties / 10th Dec, 2018

We have launched a public consultation on potential changes to rules regarding how non-UK solicitors will qualify in England and Wales in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Under current legislation, EU lawyers are able to apply for exemptions from the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS), which all foreign-qualified lawyers mus…

Law Firm IPOs: Pricing on a Wing and a Prayer

Support & Operations, / 7th Dec, 2018

The topic of law firm IPOs has attracted a lot of attention recently with the inevitably polarised perspectives that it represents a new golden age of law firm restructuring and capitalisation or the latest hot air, hyperbole and rhetoric that will soon pass. [For an excellent analysis of the state of the law firm IPO market, read Lega…

BSB publishes latest draft of the framework for...

Authorities & Faculties / 7th Dec, 2018

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has today published the latest draft of its Authorisation Framework for the Approval of Education and Training Organisations (AETOs), who provide vocational training and pupillage and other forms of work-based learning for those training for the Bar.

Today’s draft takes into account comment…

BSB seeks views on how to recover costs for overseeing...

Authorities & Faculties / 6th Dec, 2018

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has today launched a consultation seeking views on the charging model it proposes to introduce for organisations providing Bar training. These organisations are known as Authorised Education and Training Organisations (AETOs).

The consultation considers how the BSB should recover its costs in aut…

The Discount Rate and Periodical Payment Orders in...

Legal & Law Firm / 6th Dec, 2018

A report’s key findings and recommendations on reform of the Scottish Discount Rate have been published in Holyrood

Overview

The Damages (Investment Returns and Periodical Payments) (Scotland) Bill (“the Bill”) was introduced in the Scottish Parliament on 14 June 2018.

The overall aim of the Bill is to reform …

SRA Digital Badge launched

Authorities & Faculties / 6th Dec, 2018

A new digital badge that responds to the public’s demand for better information on the protections people get from using a regulated law firm has been launched.

The badge, which has been widely requested by many firms, is part of wider reforms designed to help the public make more informed decisions when choosing a legal provider. N…

Ince & Co promotes four maritime and energy...

Legal & Law Firm / 5th Dec, 2018

International law firm Ince & Co announces today that it has promoted maritime specialists Jonas Adolfsson and Antonia Jackson, and energy experts Phillippa Hookand Anna Macdonald to the partnership in London, effective from 1 December 2018.

Jonas is primarily a dispute resolution lawyer focused on shipping. His p…

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