Withers partner profits soar by 40%

Partner profits at Withers have soared by over 40% in a bumper year for the international firm, which announced it was furloughing staff...

Top firm avoids tribunal by agreeing to rebuke

A City firm has accepted a rebuke after allowing its client account to be used as a banking facility. Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP...

Ince narrowly misses growth target as Covid hits income

Shares in Ince Group dipped this morning after the firm said income came in 10% under budget in the first quarter to 30...

High street firms and law centres 'could collapse', warn MPs

Small high street firms and law centres may not survive Covid-19, MPs today warned in a report on the legal profession. Assessing the impact...

From Black Lives Matter to Bleak House: David Lammy picks the best books about...

In 2016, the writer and lawyer Michelle Alexander said the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, would come to be seen as...

Three quarters of in-house lawyers outsourcing work to cut costs

Almost three quarters of in-house legal departments are now outsourcing services to cut costs and deal with rising volumes of work, a report...

City firms remain upbeat despite profit pressures

As results season gets into full swing, the City says it is ‘cautiously optimistic’ for next year, despite several firms reporting sliding profits. Taylor...

Black lawyers struggle for ‘visibility’

A prominent civil liberties solicitor has decried the continuing perpetuation of racial stereotypes in the law, observing that black lawyers can still be...

NHS facing compensation ‘storm’

Clinical negligence lawyers expect a flood of claims in the coming months over fears that cancer diagnosis and treatment have been sidelined during...

News focus: Witnessing wills <em>in absentia</em>

Wills have stubbornly resisted the digital world. While many legal documents, including deeds and discharges, can now be executed electronically, the way wills...