Posts Tagged ‘abs’

Friday 13th – Be afraid, be very afraid

I’m not normally a superstitious person.  Friday 13th generally doesn’t hold any concern for me.  But the developments in the legal world this week, may lead me to revising my thinking.  Could this Friday 13th go down as one of the unluckiest days ever for lawyers and the old school legal regime? In particular, I’m […]

so long referral fees, hello marketing fees

So we have the news today that referral fees in PI cases will be no more, and by Easter 2012. Not long for the workarounds to get underway. Just what will the impact be, for the existing claims managers, the PI lawyers currently at the end of the foodchain, and the wider legal industry? Well, […]

trending on slideshare.net today….

Posted by | Filed under ABSs, linkedin | Jun 29, 2011 | Tags: , , | No Comments

Our presentation on ABSs is one of the most talked about on Linkedin at the moment… so we’re trending on the front page of slideshare.net.  Have a look yourself.

ABS: No crystal ball required

So just what is going to happen to the legal services industry (and in particular the retail end of the market) once ABSs are with us at the end of this year? Looking at how the conveyancing industry has evolved over the course of the last decade provides a clear blueprint.  This arena has already […]

where are you in the legal foodchain?

ABSs will mean many new challenges for law firms.  A considerable threat is that existing sources of work may disappear, as current referrers of work decide to have a go at bringing the reserved worktypes in house and to stop sending cases out to lawyers.  Legal Edge has already been asked to scope out several […]

law firms.. do you have a BPR function yet? If not, why not?

Its not just the looming ABS threat which is having an impact on the types of jobs cropping up in law firms these days.  There has been a steady creep of roles borrowed from the commercial world into legal practices over the course of the last decade plus. Business Development roles for example are commonplace, […]

Why IBs mean an uneven playing field

Legal Futures has reported today on their sneaky peak of the new SRA Handbook, due for publication on 6th April. We already know a  great deal about what to expect, including the new concept of “indicative behaviours”.  That is to say non mandatory actions by solicitors which will indicate whether or not they are achieving […]

time is of the essence

Posted by | Filed under ABSs, clc, sra | Feb 8, 2011 | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments

Linda Lee, the Law Society’s president, announced last week that that there is chance that the Law Society may vote to block the SRA from their application to become an ABS licensing authority at their council meeting next month. This should not prevent the roll out of ABSs as the LSB remain committed to the […]

clc set to become regulator of choice?

Posted by | Filed under ABSs, clc, firm, innovation, risk management, sra | Aug 4, 2010 | Tags: , , , | No Comments

The Council for Licensed Conveyancers have just issued a consultation on their proposed draft code of conduct.  See http://bit.ly/bSBqWX. We all know that the CLC regulate conveyancing and probate work.  However, their application to add advocacy and litigation services to this remit expands their presence into the majority of “reserved activities”, effectively putting them on […]

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