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Risk Outlook report: information security and cybercrime in a new normal

The move to remote and hybrid working has driven successful innovation from firms. It also means they are more dependent on IT, so IT security is ever more important. This report gives a broad picture of information security and cybercrime threats.

Risk Outlook paper: Innovation in a competitive landscape

Risk is two sided. There are many threats in the market that firms need to be aware of, and which we advise firms of through our guidance and publications such as the Risk Outlook. But risk also covers opportunities. Missing them can be just as much of a threat as many of the hazards we warn about. This report covers what can be done by firms to seize some of those opportunities.

Risk Outlook 2021/2022

This report looks at what defines the 'new normal: the shape of the legal market as it emerges from Covid-19. We give our view of the key changes, and the threats, opportunities and uncertainties that come from them.

Risk Outlook 2020/2021

Welcome to our new Risk Outlook for 2020/21. The Outlook sets out our view on the key risks and challenges currently facing the profession, helping you to take steps to protect both your firm and your clients.

Risk Outlook 2019/2020

Our annual Risk Outlook sets out what we think are the risks and the challenges faced by solicitors and law firms.

Maintaining standards of service and reducing complaints - Risk publication

The standard of legal services and the actions of solicitors and firms has an impact on public confidence in the rule of law and the overall effectiveness of the operation of the legal system.

Technology and legal services - Risk publication

Technology can help law firms offer services that are more efficient, productive, and accurate. But the legal market faces challenges in realising these benefits.

Balancing duties in litigation - Risk publication

This report discusses the differing duties owed in litigation, and examines the ways in which misconduct can arise. By bringing together examples of the challenges solicitors face when balancing these duties.

Risk Outlook 2018/2019

Our annual Risk Outlook sets out what we think are the risks and the challenges faced by solicitors and law firms.

The business case for diversity - Risk publication

This paper is about the business benefits of a diverse and inclusive legal profession. It provides practical examples of the actions firms can take and what we are doing to support firms.