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    18 March 2018

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    30 October 2017

    Charity LawWorks has received £162,700 to help provide free advice to small not-for-profit organisations and individuals in London. The funding was awarded by City Bridge Trust, the City of London Corporation’s charitable funder.

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    23 October 2017

    The Court of Appeal has heard a case which will determine the employment status of the bench, following a whistleblowing claim from a district judge. Claire Gilham is suing the Ministry of Justice, alleging that excessive workloads caused her breakdown. The ministry denies the claim.

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    16 October 2017

    Self-styled legal practitioner Prince Adewale Adeola, a former associate member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, was jailed for five months last week after being convicted of providing illegal immigration advice.

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    2 October 2017

    A growing tendency for governments to encourage criminal defendants to waive their right to a trial will be examined at a free event organised by the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law and Fair Trials on 12 October.

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    Law Society mentee makes the bench

    12 June 2017

    Bello included in new judicial appointments.

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    Kathryn Bishop first chair of Welsh Revenue Authority

    10 April 2017

    With one year to go until stamp duty land tax is replaced in Wales by the land transaction tax, the devolved government confirmed the appointment of Kathryn Bishop as first chair of the Welsh Revenue Authority. The body will be operational from April 2018.

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    Free2Convey passes 1,000 user mark

    10 April 2017

    Online conveyancing portal Free2Convey has announced it now has more than 1,000 registered users. The portal provides free, real-time access to chain status information.

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    Lady Justice Macur is senior presiding judge

    3 April 2017

    Lady Justice Macur takes up the post of senior presiding judge with effect from today following the appointment of Lord Justice Fulford as investigatory powers commissioner. Julia Macur was called to the bar in 1979.

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    Katie Hopkins to appeal

    20 March 2017

    Tabloid columnist Katie Hopkins said she will appeal a High Court order to pay food blogger Jack Monroe damages of £24,000 over two tweets. Mr Justice Warby’s ruling in Jack Monroe v Katie Hopkins was one of the first to define the threshold for ‘serious harm to reputation’ introduced by ...