In brief: Insurance seminars draw over 1,000 firms

The Lord Chancellor, Lord Irvine's legal reforms have sparked off unprecedented interested in alternative funding schemes, according to legal insurer Greystoke Legal Services. More than 1,000 firms have registered to attend seven seminars on 'after-the-event' legal insurance scheme LawAssist. The seminars are being held in Bournemouth, Bristol, Exeter, Gatwick, Leeds, Newcastle Upon Tyne and Norwich over the next few weeks.