Flexible court hours scheme put on hold

A new scheme for ‘flexible court hours’ previously due to be rolled out over the next six weeks has now been put on hold by the Government, according to reports. The controversial flexible court hours scheme, which will see the crown court sit until 6pm, civil courts until 7pm, and magistrates until 8.30pm, has attracted… Read more…

Announcement: EU Financial Sanctions Regulations extend to law firms

The amended European Union Financial Sanctions Regulations 2017 came into force on 8 August, extending the law to ‘independent legal professionals’ and other ‘relevant businesses or professionals’. The regulations require financial institutions – and now law firms – to inform the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) of known or suspected financial sanctions breaches. The… Read more…

Legal sector welcomes growth for third year running

The latest UK Legal Benchmarking report has revealed that Britain’s legal sector welcomed growth for the third consecutive year in 2016. The report, which was put together by high street bank NatWest, revealed that law firms with five or more partners enjoyed growth of between eight and 20 per cent over the course of the… Read more…