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It took a pandemic to convince the market that ALSPs were sustainable

In many cases last year, UK 200 firms recorded a relatively modest revenue growth accompanied by a hit to the bottom line. Not so for those operating in the alternative legal services provider (ALSP) sector. Double-digit revenue increases dot the tables of this section of The Lawyer’s UK 200 report. Lawyers on Demand (LOD)’s revenue […]

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Milberg affiliate hit with SRA fine over litigation funding payments

An affiliate of group action firm Milberg has been fined by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) for accepting money into its client account in relation to a dispute it was not involved in. Milberg Limited, which is the claims processing arm of US firm Milberg Phillips Grossman, has been named by the SRA and is […]

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HSBC fills chief legal role with Barclays hire

The former general counsel of Barclays Bank is to join HSBC as its new chief legal officer. Bob Hoyt will take on the top legal role at HSBC on 18 January 2021, having stepped down after seven years as GC at Barclays in the summer. He was succeeded at Barclays by Stephen Shapiro. Hoyt joined Barclays […]

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Pinsents combines NewLaw arm into one profit-making group

Pinsent Masons is launching a new practice group that will embed the various strands of its NewLaw offering. The new division, dubbed professional services group, brings together the alternative offerings developed by the firm over the past few years. They include flexible resourcing and managed services business Vario, led by managing director Matthew Kay with […]

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