The Law Business: 5th to 11th November

Welcome to the weekly 'Law Business' column from the SundayLawReview team taking a cursory look at what happened in the business of law within UK as reported by online legal publications throughout last week.

The most interesting articles on developments, compliance and the business of law including articles cited within TheLawMap 'focus of the day': 

  • The Legal Ombudsman (LeO) will not allow third parties to bring complaints against lawyers for the time being | Legal Futures
  • The European Court of Human Rights has demanded reform of UK employment laws to protect workers against discrimination on the grounds of political beliefs | Solicitors Journal
  • Pro bono: do we need to rethink the formula post legal aid? A survey shows that most law firms have not planned to change their pro bono activity to respond to the cuts in legal aid |  Guardian Law
  • Third-party funders must accept statutory regulation to protect the integrity of the justice system | The Lawyer
  • Civil liberties stance over secret courts plan too simplistic, says Ken Clarke. Minister in charge of justice and security bill says opposition based on 'legal purism' could wreck chance for sensible reform | Guardian Law
  • LPO provider NewGalexy opens Scotland base with government grant | The Lawyer 
  • Law Society attacks notion that education and training regime is broken | Legal Futures 
  • Law centre submits ABS application as not-for-profit sector gears up for legal aid cuts | Legal Futures
  • The past quarter has been busy for the offshore sector as firms have looked to capitalise on globalisation | The Lawyer 
  • Monte Carlo was the location for The Lawyer’s annual European Awards & Conference. Here are the highlights | The Lawyer 
  • CoA sells claimant spouses short by insisting company law principles apply to family cases | The Lawyer 
  • Third-party funders must accept statutory regulation to protect the integrity of the justice system | The Lawyer 
  • New anti-bribery laws are about to force both public and private companies to clean up their acts | The Lawyer 
  • The real estate top 10 | The Lawyer 
  • Plea for unification of international legal bodies | Law Gazette
  • Laterals fad sweeps bar as chambers add numbers to fend off consolidation | The Lawyer 
  • Government considers laws to stop discrimination against soldiers | Solicitors Journal 
  • Personal injury challenges | Law Gazette
  • UK top 20 devotes £180m of billing time to pro-bono work | The Lawyer 
  • Lengthy recruitment process turns off legal professionals | The Global Legal Post 
  • Committals abolished in 29 more areas | Solicitors Journal 
  • Most conveyancing firms would consider becoming ABSs | Solicitors Journal 
  • Courts can make their own calculations of absent fathers’ earnings | Solicitors Journal 
  • Strasbourg demands protection against discrimination for political views | Solicitors Journal 
  • Law firms' proudest pro bono moments of 2012
  • New indemnity insurers capture market share as solicitors pay less for their cover this year | Legal Futures 
  • From school-leavers to lawyers – CILEx and College of Law strike ‘one-stop shop’ training deal | Legal Futures
  • CICs not ABSs the way forward for law centres, Hynes says | Solicitors Journal
  • 40 per cent of whiplash victims ‘do not claim compensation’ | Solicitors Journal
  • Law firms ditching BlackBerries | The Global Legal Post  

Articles of the week:

The UK and international articles of the week are two pieces selected by @TheLawMap tweeting team based on recommendations from friends and followers of daily law news blog. 

News from the Law Firms: 

Friday 9th November
Thursday 8th November
Wednesday 7th November
Tuesday 6th November
Monday 5th November

We would like to thank all the publications cited in this week's column. Please notify via @SundayLawReview Twitter handle of any errors or omissions.