Legal Services Regulation Reform in Scotland: Consultation Analysis Reviewed – Part 4: Business Structures

This post, on business structures, is the fourth in a series of five blog posts, each one looking at different aspects of the Consultation Analysis on Legal Services Regulation Reform in Scotland. That consultation comes on the back of the ‘Roberton Review‘, which was an independent Review commissioned by the Scottish Government in 2017 and…

Legal Services Regulation Reform in Scotland: Consultation Analysis Reviewed – Part 2: The Potential Regulatory Models

This post, on regulatory models, is the second in a series of five blog posts, each one looking at different aspects of the Consultation Analysis on Legal Services Regulation Reform in Scotland. That consultation comes on the back of the ‘Roberton Review‘, which was an independent Review commissioned by the Scottish Government in 2017 and…

Legal Services Regulation Reform in Scotland: Consultation Analysis Reviewed – Part 1: Overview

Yesterday the Scottish Government published its Consultation Analysis [PDF] on Legal Services Regulation Reform in Scotland. It extends to 138 pages covering many aspects of possible regulatory reform of legal services in Scotland. It has been a long time in coming. Legal Services (Scotland) Act 2010 England & Wales have had fundamental regulatory reform since…

Not the Metaverse

In January I asked ‘will 2022 be the year that lawyers get legless in the metaverse?’ I didn’t think they should. I thought then that their time would be much better spent in the real world and not the metaverse. Whilst I was writing from the viewpoint of a lawyer I really think this applies…

Inksters : 22 years later…

Twenty-two years ago today I formed and opened Inksters. Inksters in the Beginning Way back then it was just me and my PA, Fiona, in a small office in Oswald Street, Glasgow. I decided to set up my own law firm, Inksters, as I was frustrated by the partnership model (although I had never been…

LawHouse – The Social Media Audio App Just for Lawyers

Since Clubhouse came on the scene audio only Apps have become the next big thing in Social Media. Lawyer Tik Tok videos are now very old hat. All the cool lawyers want to follow the tech bros into audio only rooms. Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn have all announced development of their own versions of Clubhouse…

Clubhouse is not for Lawyers – 12 Reasons

I am not on Clubhouse. I can’t readily access it (see reason 1 below). However, even if I could, I don’t particularly want to be on it (see reasons 2 to 12 below). This blog post gives the reasons why I think Clubhouse is not for Lawyers or indeed not for anyone connected with the…

Atrium’s mistakes from the Horse’s mouth : An analysis

I wrote a couple of detailed blog posts last year about the demise of Atrium (the Californian legal start-up that burned $75.5 million of VC funding in its short existence):  (1) Is the Atrium ‘pivot’ really shades of Clearspire? and (2) Atrium: A Post-mortem. I also took an opposite view from Artificial Lawyer about his…