Lawyers needing to change is hardly headline news to me, it is more like stating the bleeding obvious and frankly if it is to other Solicitors then god help them is all I can say. A little like the dinosaurs they will simply become extinct if they don’t.
Last week we saw the Insurance Fraud Task Force deliver their report. I understand that the issue of the small claims limit was out of scope. I wonder why when clearly the Chancellor clearly sees that as his exocet missile to deal with the problem? Could it be that this is simply the best excuse he could find to do what the ABI have long since lobbied for?
As more information has filtered through from the MoJ it increasingly looks like the announcements in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement are more a statement of intent than an idea that will be consulted on. Let’s remember that other recent reforms appear to at best have had consultations in name only with decisions appearing to have been made before hand.
Look at the Governments response to the rather hasty petition that was launched, and their use of language.
We are now two weeks into the New Year and many Managing Partners will either be embarking on their latest strategy or possibly beginning to plan for the year ahead if their year-end is in the spring.
Wherever you are in the new planning cycle here are some questions you may like to consider during your preparations;
So the CMA have announced that they are to review the legal sector once again due to concerns as to whether solicitors are offering consumers & the SME sector value for money and good service.
Here we go again!
The CMA said the three key issues were whether customers can;
- Drive effective competition by making informed purchasing decisions;
- Be adequately protected from potential harm and
- Obtain satisfactory redress;