Judicial job precedent
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.
Playing at a new level
Four sports and entertainment lawyers have set up a firm promising to build relationships with clients by avoiding using ‘armies of junior associates and back office staff’. LEVEL will be staffed by a ‘small but effective’ administration team.
Linklaters’ hiring coup
Linklaters has hired Latham & Watkins partner Tom Alabaster to head its investment funds practice. Alabaster is a former counsel at Carlyle Group.
Wales tax board meets
The Welsh Revenue Authority board has met for the first time, six months before beginning collecting the first Welsh taxes in 800 years – land transaction tax and landfill disposals tax.
Carillion to in-source
CAS (Carillion Advice Services), an offshoot of construction and support services giant Carillion plc, is to in-source insurance litigation work from one of its current panel law firms.
Preparing for prison
An information sheet aimed at women who think they may be going to prison has been published by the Prison Reform Trust. It includes a checklist of practical steps they can take to prepare themselves. The sheet can be downloaded.