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US law firms find their own alternatives

Sep 23, 2013 The US legal system does not currently permit non-lawyers to be partners in, or share profits with, law firms, on the principle that the industry needs a level of independence in order to serve clients properly. Some…

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Scotland delays ABSs until end of 2013

Apr 18, 2013 The Scottish Law Society has indicated that legislation providing for Alternative Business Structures for Scottish law firms is likely to be delayed until the end of 2013. The planned reforms, which will allow up to…

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UK firms consider alliances with non-lawyers

Feb 22, 2013 Around a quarter of UK firms are considering mergers with non-legal practices within the next two years, according to research by accounting and consultancy firm Smith & Williamson. The sample size is pretty small,…

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