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Liberalisation call

First Law was a panelist at the keynote plenary session of the Law Society's Annual Conference 2002 'The Liberalisation of Legal Services'

Board Talk

This article reports on the roundtable discussion in association with Pinsent Curtis Biddle that took place at La Porte des Indes in London's West End. Participants included Nick Deeming, BOC Group's head of legal and Law Society Council member Paul ...

When the client calls the shots

This article examines the use of protocols and explains how they can be used as a tool for in-house counsel looking to extract value for money from their law firms."According to Anthony Armitage, Director of legal tendering and audit company ...

Appointment of GMC Legal Assessors

The GMC appoints Legal Assessors to sit with its fitness to practice committees to advise on questions of law arising in the proceedings before them in accordance with Paragraph 7 of Schedule 4 to the Medical Act 1983. The 1983 ...

Law Society Gazette

First Law discusses the problem of restrictive practice and claims that firms could self-regulate to adapt to free market competition. In March 2001 the Office of Fair Trading issued a critical report on the lack of competition in the legal ...

First Law builds C&I website

Recently appointed to spearhead a communications strategy for 2002 and beyond "First Law were approached by the C&I Group in respect of our on-line business model. Our web team have been commissioned to produce the new C&I website using many ...

First Law's online tender for the GMC

This article, by Richard Susskind, reports on First Law's management of a competitive legal tender for the General Medical Council. The GMC was seeking lawyers to advise on the conduct of formal complaints against doctors. 15 law firms submitted their ...

Internet opens door for small firms to compete for tenders

Institutional and state-sponsored tenders for legal services are giving more opportunities to smaller firms because of the Internet, First Law has claimed. The law firm and referral service has just completed a tender for the General Medical Council to carry ...