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The government and senior judiciary have unveiled their vision for the digital transformation of the justice system. They believe it is time for legal service providers to explore new ways of meeting client needs and simplifying working practices.
In the latest attempt to make conveyancing and stamp duty systems faster and more efficient, HM Revenue and Customs plans to make online filing and electronic payments a mandatory part of the process.
The SRA has announced that it intends to commission an independent piece of research with the intention of better understanding the types of experience had by consumers of family law services.
Today’s The Law Superstore partner is Roger Holden, a managing partner at Hansells Solicitors and Financial Advisors.
The Law Gazette’s recent roundtable event to discuss legal IT and the future of tech in the profession is yet another sign that the industry is waking up to the potential of digital. With topics of discussion including cybercrime, cloud computing, apps, regulation, Millennials entering the workforce and mobile working, it is clear that there is much to look forward to from progressive firms over the coming years.
Following on from the interim report on the legal services market released in July, the Competitions and Markets Authority’s economics director, Chris Jenkins has again emphasised the need to make a “concerted effort to introduce greater transparency on price and service quality in the legal services market.”
Today’s The Law Superstore partner is James Knight, a partner at FBC Manby Bowdler in the West Midlands
Today’s The Law Superstore partner is Neil Walker, chief executive officer at Redkite Solicitors.
Chaired by broadcast journalist and Channel 4 news presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy, the SRA’s “Trust and the Market” conference on the 15th July was designed to explore the challenges and opportunities faced by the legal sector in making the purchase of legal services a more transparent and easily accessible process.