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Ruling on digital searches could mean increased tax costs for solicitors - 29 Aug, 2018

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Generally, law firms treat electronic local authority searches and the like, commonly undertaken on behalf of clients looking to purchase property,…

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Commercial law services likely to be in demand in coming years - 29 Aug, 2018

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Legal market surveyors are expecting the commercial law market to grow considerably in the coming years, a new study suggests. IRN Research, which…

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Legal sector accounting changes are a success - 29 Aug, 2018

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Recent changes to legal sector accounting have brought about a “greater focus” on matters of genuine concern, according to the Solicitors Regulation…

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Solicitors Regulation Authority awards freelancers more flexibility - 29 Aug, 2018

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The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has recently confirmed that freelance solicitors, operating outside of a regulated firm will not be obligated…

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Increase in cyber criminals targeting the legal profession - 29 Aug, 2018

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The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), part of GCHQ, recently published its first report on the increasing threat that cyber-crime poses to…

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Making Tax Digital pilots ongoing - 1 Jun, 2018

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Since March this year, self-employed individuals have had the option of reporting their income digitally to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), as…

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The trend towards tech sees legal profession facing big change - 26 Mar, 2018

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According to accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP, technology is set to have an unprecedented impact upon law firms in the next five…

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Solicitors under scrutiny from HMRC as tax avoidance crackdown continues - 26 Mar, 2018

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Those solicitors providing tax planning services could face more intense scrutiny from the Solicitors Regulator Authority (SRA) and HMRC as the…

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Solicitors Accounts Rules: The story so far… - 26 Mar, 2018

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In 2014 the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) announced that it would be adopting a three-phase approach to reforming the Solicitors’ Accounts…

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Small claims limit reforms will have consequences for legal profession - 26 Mar, 2018

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The Law Society has raised concerns that changes to the small claims limit in relation to road traffic and personal injury cases could have unfavourable…

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