Category Archives: legal

Legal changes – what businesses should expect in 2018

In December last year, we provided some New Year’s resolutions for employers. But it’s not just employment law that changes. Here we outline some of the other key legal changes we’d suggest you prepare for. Failing to prevent tax evasion This new offence came into force on 30 September 2017, and makes businesses vicariously liable […]

Innovation in the legal services market – growth, skills and emerging business models

We’re delighted to announce our Chairman, Richard Cohen’s participation in a Westminster Legal Forum event on 11th March 2014. Entitled “Innovation in the legal services market – growth, skills and emerging business models”, the seminar will consider how effectively a liberalised legal services market is encouraging innovation, growth and enterprise in the provision of legal […]

Epoq solution offers lifeline to personal injury firms and increased access to justice for consumers

Epoq recently launched a consumer legal plan that enables solicitors to continue working with personal injury referrers.  LegalGo is a free legal assistance plan which claims management companies (CMCs) distribute to claimants. As well as providing consumers with assistance from the law firm with their PI claims, LegalGo also offers free access to a general […]

Brave New Worlds: new thinking in legal services revisited

Back in January this year, Epoq issued a report on a major study which looked at the differing approaches to the delivery of legal services by the new entrants to the legal market as compared to existing law firms.  Brave New Worlds – New Thinking in Legal Services focused on innovation in the delivery of […]

Unbundling of legal services: the way forward for progressive law firms?

At a recent breakfast forum hosted by Epoq at the Law Society, the meaning and implications of ‘unbundling’ legal services was discussed by a group of London based lawyers.  The title of the forum: “Unbundled legal services: the way forward for progressive law firms?” was designed to place the subject in the context of a […]

Fixed fees more important to clients than brand names, says major research

Clients view fixed fees and online access to the progress of their case – but not brand names – as key elements of legal services they would buy, according to unique new research. It also revealed that law firms see other practices closing as a result of alternative business structures and legal aid cuts as […]

Epoq shortlisted for FT Innovative Lawyers Awards

September 23, 2011 – 3:39 pm Both Epoq, the company behind DirectLaw, and its executive chairman Richard Cohen (pictured), have been shortlisted in the 2011 Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards.   They have been shortlisted in the Legal Industry Pioneer and Legal Innovator of the Year categories respectively. These prestigious awards are part of a […]