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Civil standard of proof to be adopted in professional...

Authorities & Faculties, / 1st Apr, 2019

The new edition of the BSB Handbook published earlier today adopts the civil standard of proof for professional misconduct proceedings to alleged breaches of the Code by barristers occurring after 31 March.

The standard of proof will change from the criminal standard (“beyond reasonable doubt” or “satis…

New Edition of BSB Handbook Introduces New Bar...

Authorities & Faculties, / 1st Apr, 2019

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has today published a new edition of its Handbook which sees new Bar qualification rules come into force.

The new rules, which were approved in February by the Legal Services Board, will enable the programme of reform known as Future Bar Training to be implemented. The new qualification rules are designe…

SRA confirms changes to foreign solicitor qualification...

Authorities & Faculties, / 1st Apr, 2019

The SRA have confirmed changes to rules, which would take effect in the event of a no-deal Brexit, regarding how non-UK solicitors will qualify in England and Wales.

Under current legislation, EU lawyers are able to apply for exemptions on a topic by topic basis from the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS), which all foreign-qu…

Raft of New Hires for Law Firm Lodders

Legal & Law Firm / 25th Mar, 2019

Dispute Resolution law specialist Ellie Crofts is one of six new hires at Midlands and South West law firm Lodders.

A Property Litigation specialist, Ellie joins as Associate in Lodders’ Dispute Resolution practice, which is led by partner Jane Senior.

The firm has also made appointments in its Real Estate, Private Client, Corpo…

CLC comment on House of Commons Leasehold Reform Report

Legal & Law Firm, / 20th Mar, 2019

The CLC has commented on the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee report on Leasehold Reform:

“It is essential that any client has the choice of the conveyancer they want. Potential customers must have the opportunity to make an informed choice as to who they use. This is why we have been so supportive of estat…

SRA puts firms on notice for money laundering compliance...

Authorities & Faculties, / 20th Mar, 2019

We will be carrying out rigorous checks on law firms to make sure they are meeting their anti-money laundering obligations.We will shortly be writing to an initial sample of 400 firms asking them to demonstrate compliance with the Government’s 2017 Money Laundering Regulations1. There are around 7,000 SRA-regulated law fi…

SRA confirms November launch for new regulatory model

Authorities & Faculties, / 20th Mar, 2019

We have confirmed that our new regulations, which will allow solicitors greater flexibility in how they work, making it easier for people to get help, will come into effect on 25 November 2019.Shorter and more targeted than the existing rules, the new SRA Standards and Regulations focus on what really matters – the issues most impo…

BLTF: The Post-Hype AI Hype, Plus iManage RAVN Is Legal...

Netlaw Media, / 14th Mar, 2019

Yesterday, one of the largest legal tech events in Europe took place: the British Legal Technology Forum (BLTF). What went down and what can we learn from the mood music inside the event about the current state of the legal tech sector? Here are a few thoughts.

The BLTF is a classic legal tech event, with a huge exhibition space, a maze o…

Alison Young provides evidence to the Exiting the...

Authorities & Faculties, / 11th Mar, 2019

The Faculty’s Professor Alison Young was invited to give evidence before the Exiting the European Union Committee on Wednesday 6 March. Professor Young gave evidence alongside Swee Leng Harris (Head of Policy and Public Affairs, The Legal Education Foundation, and Senior Policy Adviser, The Bingham Centre for the Rule of&

THOMSON REUTERS ANNOUNCES PANORAMIC, A NEW VISION FOR THE...

Support & Operations, / 8th Mar, 2019

Thomson Reuters introduced a bold, new legal workflow solution that enables firms to plan, manage and execute legal matters with data-driven confidence. A cloud-based system, Thomson Reuters PanoramicTM is built on the strong foundation of Practical Law’s legal guidance and 3E’s market-leading financial management syst…

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