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Posted in December 2015

complaints

Complaints about legal firms tumbling, says LeO »

On December 10th, 2015 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2015.

By John Hyde » Complaints about law firms appear to be falling sharply, according to the head of the Legal Ombudsman service. Steve Green (pictured), chair of the Office for Legal Complaints, revealed that the organisation is projecting to have fielded 6,500 complaints in 2015/16, compared with 8,400 annual complaints accepted in 2011/12, the first […]

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advice ahead

Advice for the Small Firms »

On December 10th, 2015 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2015.

The Solicitors Regulation Authority has updated its Risk Outlook and priority risks to take account of recent work on managing client relationships and diversity. A guide aimed specifically at small firms includes information about cybercrime and outlines the five most common types – email redirection, malware, vishing, phishing and mandate fraud.   [Courtesy – The […]

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the royal courts of justice

HM Courts 2.0 »

On December 10th, 2015 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2015.

Senior members of the judiciary have thanked the government for saving the courts. In a message last month that came close to jeopardising their political neutrality, two judges pronounced themselves ‘satisfied’ that the Treasury’s £700m investment in courts and tribunals over five years would be ‘sufficient to enable us to install modern IT, reorganise and […]

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reform

Lord Chancellor in Talks on Regulatory Reform »

On December 3rd, 2015 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2015.

By John Hyde » Ministry of Justice officials have met frontline legal services regulators for discussions on the future regulation of the profession, the Lord Chancellor has revealed. Michael Gove pledged in June to conduct a review of the Legal Services Act within the current parliament. He said then that the act, which set up […]

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digital files

Call to Make Electronic Filing Mandatory in Rolls »

On December 3rd, 2015 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2015.

By John Hyde » Electronic filing for cases in the Rolls Building in London should become mandatory if not enough parties take it up voluntarily, the Civil Procedure Rule Committee has been advised. Vannina Ettori, legal adviser to the chancellor of the High Court, said the CE-File Project Board set up to implement the filing […]

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hand shake

Regulators Live at Leeds »

On December 3rd, 2015 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2015.

Leaders of three regulatory bodies will meet lawyers in Leeds this week to ask for help in shaping the future of the profession. The Legal Services Board, Legal Ombudsman and Legal Services Consumer Panel will stage their first meeting outside London on Thursday for an open debate on the future of legal services regulation.   […]

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