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The Regulation of Legal Services is the Passle page of Iain Miller and Peter Steel, both of whom are partners in Bevan Brittan LLP. Iain and Peter have extensive experience in advising on legal services regulatory issues and lead a team who act for regulators in relation to disciplinary proceedings, regulatory litigation and policy advice. The team also undertakes projects for law firms and other legal services providers such as licensing applications for Alternative Business Structures, regulatory due diligence, compliance investigations, and other non-contentious advice on ethics and compliance.

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Fings ain't what they used to be...

In case you needed reminding, change in the legal world continues apace. Next step on the way will be CILEx regulated ABS's, meaning...

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ABS - a tool for social good?

Perhaps one of the more unremarked-upon features of the Legal Services Act reforms has been the potential that ABS's offer for...

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Local Government: Change has arrived

It is exciting news that HB Public Law, which started at the joint legal team of Harrow and Barnet Councils, continues to grow. We...

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Simple is beautiful

I enjoyed Mark A Cohen's (@legalmosaic) eloquent plea for greater simplicity by lawyers. I can't help but feel that this can only help...

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Unbundling Part 2

As pointed out in a previous post, unbundling and the provision of consultancy, administrative or quasi-legal services to clients is a...

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Will accountants take over law?

There is an interesting article in this week's Economist on the threat to law firms by accountants. The Economist sits behind a...

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Listen, do you want to know a secret?

There appears to be a growing consensus that promises not to tell (in the lawyer/client context at least) should have a statutory...

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Nice guys don't finish last, apparently...

A fascinating article in the Harvard Business Review this month suggests that there may be more than a moral imperative to behave...

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Law Firm Competition in the EU

It is a little understood fact that lawyers were at the forefront of developing the EU single market. As early as 1977 The...

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Solicitor, train thyself...

Very best wishes to Shaun Lawler, who may be the first solicitor to be admitted through the "equivalent means" route. This is no doubt...

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Are Judges becoming more critical?

It seems to me that there is an increase in the number of cases where judges are critical of the way in which litigation is conducted....

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Things are changing even without ABSs

In England and Wales we often think that the external ownership of law firms is the reason the market is changing. Meanwhile there is...

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The value of an independent report

It seems that the House of Commons Treasury Select Committee did not think much of the report prepared by Clifford Chance into RBS. ...

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The First Teaching Law Firm

Today we have seen yet another innovation sparked by Alternative Business Structures. Nottingham Law School has applied for an ABS...

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Badges, Brevets and Boundaries

It seems striking that just as the SRA announced the adoption of its Competence Statement as the new measure for the standard of...

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The end of client account (Part 2)

This one has been coming over the hill for a while (see previous Passle). However, while there may be strong opinions on both sides...

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How could I have been so stupid...?

These were reportedly John F. Kennedy's words when discussing the 1961 Bay of Pigs debacle with his advisor and speechwriter, Ted...

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The Quiet Revolution in Legal Services

Last week a small amendment was made to the Deregulation Bill which may kick off a revolution in legal services regulation. Until...

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