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The 2020/2021 COVID-19 pandemic has had a marked impact on an already over-stretched and back-logged legal system. The government has now committed to increasing the budget from £8.4bn to £10.1.bn by 2025. According to the Treasury, the money will be used to reduce the court backlog, as well as increase the number of people who […]
In October the Law Society launched its climate change resolution, encouraging members of the legal profession to lead the race to net-zero. I. Stephanie Boyce, president of the Law Society, said law firms “need to prepare for how the consequences of the climate crisis will affect them and contribute to the global drive to transition […]
The legal profession fared reasonably well during the 2020/2021 pandemic, with a drop in the number of regulated firms dropping by around 2%, though commercial and corporate law was hit hard during the first lock-down as ongoing transactions failed to complete, and the number of new instructions fell. However, as the companies that those firms […]