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Increase guideline hourly rate by 35 pc, says judge

Guideline hourly rates (GHR) should be increased by 35% to reflect inflation pending the outcome of a review, a High Court has said
 

04 Dec 2020

Fee income boost for Browne Jacobson’s advocacy arm

Ten years after being authorised to host barrister pupillages, Browne Jacobson’s advocacy arm has announced an 18% growth income for 2019-2020
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02 Dec 2020

7pc of UK respondents updated or made will in first lockdown

The majority of people in the UK had not got their affairs in order in spite of the pandemic as first UK national lockdown ended, the Law Society said

02 Dec 2020

Crown Court ‘covid’ hours: Have your say

The government is consulting directly with lawyers on its proposed covid operating hours in the crown courts, but responses must be submitted by 10 Decembe

01 Dec 2020

Whiplash reforms: OIC service lacks independent oversight

MASS has called for an urgent review of governance arrangements for the new official injury claim (OIC) service, ahead of its April 2021 launch date
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30 Nov 2020

An extra £500m for the courts doesn’t go far enough

A £413m government investment into the family courts and tribunals, boost court capacity and support victims of crime, has been announced by the chan

27 Nov 2020

Legal sector must ‘reinvent’ itself to meet society’s needs

The basic legal needs of many in society remain unmet, the Legal Services Board (LSB) has concluded in its 2020 10-year report
 

26 Nov 2020

Sexist attitudes continue to stifle women’s progression in leadership

A global study of law firms identified cultural attitudes about women’s role at home as a key barrier to women’s advancement in firm leade

25 Nov 2020

MoJ: further evaluations of remote hearings for longer term use

Further evaluations of the use of remote hearings will take place to help inform the longer-term use of audio and video technologies, the MoJ said

24 Nov 2020

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