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This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
The Legal Aid Board (LAB) has now extended the deadline for green form block contract pilot applications in the wake of a poor turnout for the scheme. The pilot scheme was originally due to begin on 1 September, but an LAB spokesman said last week "it would be no skin off our nose" if applications arrived as late as 8 September. As The Lawyer went to press, only 89 applications had been received. Interest in the scheme was originally expressed by 840 firms and the LAB narrowed the applicants down to 147. However, the pilot scheme has been beset by haggling between firms, the Law Society and the LAB over the terms of the contracts.