Legal news

Solicitors urged to provide greater cost transparency to ‘vulnerable’ consumers - 6 September 2017

New research carried out by the Legal Services Board (LSB) suggests that the majority of ‘vulnerable’ legal services consumers who have mental health conditions such as dementia would benefit from greater cost transparency.

Legal sector enjoys growth for third year running - 26 July 2017

The latest UK Legal Benchmarking report has revealed that Britain’s legal sector welcomed growth for the third consecutive year in 2016.

Revenue boost for conveyancers - 5 June 2017

Conveyancers have enjoyed a significant boost in revenue in recent years, thanks to a highly competitive mortgage market, an increase in the number of first-time buyers getting on the property ladder and the willingness of buyers to pay more in conveyancing fees.

SRA report suggests rise in conveyancing fraud - 16 January 2017

An increasing number of cybercriminals are targeting the conveyancing sector, according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

Proposed reforms likely to reduce cost of law qualifications - 18 October 2016

A proposed new exam, entitled the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE), will reduce the average cost of a legal qualification by around £12,000, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has said.

Conveyancers could be penalised by proposed SDLT reforms - 15 September 2016

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) reforms proposed by the Government could penalise conveyancers who fail to use HM Revenue & Customs’ (HMRC) online filing service for SDLT return forms.

Calls for increased price transparency in legal sector - 15 August 2016

A consumer panel has criticised the unpredictable nature of UK solicitors’ fees, calling for increased price transparency across the legal services sector.

Tuition fee refunds for law graduates who fail to find work within nine months - 22 July 2016

A UK University has launched a “market-changing” initiative for out-of-work law graduates – offering cash pay-outs to those who fail to secure a job in the profession following their studies.