2020-08-14T11:40:00+01:00By Monidipa Fouzder6 comments
Best practice agreement designed to protect frontline staff and reassure claimants.
2020-08-14T11:21:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo1 comments
Manchester Crown Court remains closed after virus outbreak.
2020-08-14T11:08:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo2 comments
Number of trials being vacated remains persistently high, according to government figures.
2020-08-14T10:28:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
Representative body said in June that students should be allowed short breaks during exams.
2020-08-14T09:59:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo5 comments
Chambers says the pandemic and the pending sale of its premises fuelled the decision.
2020-08-14T06:18:00+01:00By Monidipa Fouzder17 comments
Law centre solicitor says housing would become financially unsustainable.
2020-08-14T06:14:00+01:00By Michael Cross7 comments
Oxford consortium will work on online dispute resolution platform for small and medium-sized businesses.
2020-08-13T16:27:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo2 comments
International firm is collaborating with two litigation funders.
2020-08-13T16:10:00+01:00By Michael Cross2 comments
UK startup Caselines lists Crown courts and Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal among its customers.
2020-08-13T11:33:00+01:00By Monidipa Fouzder8 comments
Figures for April to June show unprecedentedly low levels as government prepares to lift evictions ban.
2020-08-13T11:11:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo13 comments
People visiting high street firms must still cover their faces, Health and Safety Executive tells Society.
2020-08-13T10:54:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
Magic circle partner is under investigation for her review of the handling of a rape allegation by a City bank.
2020-08-13T10:48:00+01:00By Michael Cross4 comments
Society proposes a cross-departmental strategy on law and justice in spending review.
2020-08-13T10:37:00+01:00By Michael Cross2 comments
Bar associations including Law Society condemn Turkish government's clampdown on legal profession.
2020-08-13T10:25:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo25 comments
Student reports urinating in bottle because he was not allowed to leave his desk during exam.
2020-08-13T09:52:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
Regulator stages fifth intervention in space of a day.
2020-08-13T09:26:00+01:00By Monidipa Fouzder5 comments
Claimants in both challenges were told on 4 August that controversial legal aid regulations would be revoked.
2020-08-12T13:21:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
Regulator intervenes in directors' practices citing 'reason to suspect dishonesty'.
2020-08-12T11:03:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo4 comments
Solicitors qualifying in London this autumn will receive £82,500 as City firms continue to tighten belts.
2020-08-12T10:57:00+01:00By Michael Cross
UK legal sector billed £2.79bn in June, latest ONS quarterly figures show.
2020-08-12T10:32:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo5 comments
Several students were unable to sit yesterday’s online ethics assessment because the system crashed.
2020-08-12T10:23:00+01:00By Monidipa Fouzder
HM Courts & Tribunals Service responds to Daily Mail article alleging serious failings.
2020-08-12T10:02:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
US law firms experience sharpest quarterly fall in performance since the credit crunch.
2020-08-12T08:06:00+01:00By Monidipa Fouzder15 comments
One of the country's biggest legal aid firms threatened to sue the lord chancellor over regulations introducing £627 fee.
2020-08-11T15:00:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo1 comments
University prioritised LPC students with prestigious training contracts, students claim.
2020-08-11T11:54:00+01:00By Monidipa Fouzder6 comments
South Wales Police did not do all it could to fulfil public sector equality duty, landmark judgment states.
2020-08-11T10:28:00+01:00By Monidipa Fouzder25 comments
HHJ Robin Tolson QC says family justice system seems increasingly incapable of meeting users' needs.
2020-08-11T10:20:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo7 comments
One in 10 chambers has given partial notice on premises, according to survey of profession.
2020-08-11T08:17:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo11 comments
Solicitors qualifying this autumn will receive a salary of £90,000, plus a discretionary bonus.
2020-08-11T06:08:00+01:00By Michael Cross17 comments
Ninth annual survey by Legal Services Consumer Panel shows growth in online services.
2020-08-10T15:03:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo10 comments
‘It is clear the process has to modernise,’ says Ministry of Justice as professionals spurn digital route.
2020-08-10T14:43:00+01:00By Eduardo Reyes2 comments
Architect of race and sex equality legislation has died at 84.
2020-08-10T14:01:00+01:00By Monidipa Fouzder
Covid-19 operating hours pilot will begin at Liverpool Crown Court next week.
2020-08-10T11:39:00+01:00By Monidipa Fouzder2 comments
Premises are being made Covid-secure for 'limited' staff based primarily around wellbeing.
2020-08-10T11:31:00+01:00By Michael Cross3 comments
UK authorities collected £98.2m in calendar 2019 - but only £36.6m in first six months of 2020.
2020-08-10T11:06:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
District judge claimed to have endured harassment, direct race discrimination and victimisation after a complaint was made against him.
2020-08-10T10:22:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo2 comments
Three people who were at the court have tested positive for coronavirus, says Northern Circuit.
2020-08-10T08:45:00+01:00By John Hyde63 comments
Bill of costs included litigation executive charging £250 an hour for work on minor RTA claim.
2020-08-10T06:32:00+01:00By John Hyde21 comments
Big Four firm denies allegations of illicit communication affecting 2015 negotiations.
2020-08-07T11:14:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo46 comments
Criminals currently get up to a third off their sentences if they plead guilty at the first opportunity.
2020-08-07T11:12:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
UK profit falls by 5% to £59.8m.
Last month Obiter reported on south east firm Thomson Snell & Passmore being recognised as the world’s oldest legal practice.
2020-08-07T09:57:00+01:00By John Hyde4 comments
Firm says move to digital processes has changed requirements of the business.
2020-08-07T08:35:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
Newly-qualified solicitors will now receive £68,000.
2020-08-07T06:38:00+01:00By John Hyde20 comments
Clients from different countries were able to access trial last month in contradiction of court order.
2020-08-06T15:33:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
Reports say the court centre reopened at 2.15pm today after deep cleaning.
2020-08-06T15:06:00+01:00By John Hyde
Paul Greenberg insisted the money was a gift and not a top-up of legal aid payments.
2020-08-06T14:55:00+01:00By Catherine Baksi2 comments
Local council had sought to remove girl from her mother ‘on the slimmest of evidence’.
2020-08-06T11:23:00+01:00By John Hyde10 comments
Government hails ‘once in a generation’ opportunity - but critics point to sidelining of local communities.
2020-08-06T11:03:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo15 comments
White candidates more than twice as likely to receive offer than BAME applicants.
2020-08-06T10:46:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo1 comments
Firm is as ‘strategically, financially and operationally resilient as possible’.
2020-08-06T09:23:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo,
John Hyde3 comments
Furloughs and freezes part 2 - Firms are braced for 'unpredictable year' despite tentative signs of recovery.
2020-08-06T07:47:00+01:00By John Hyde1 comments
Firm using link with England Rugby to provide legal and financial advice during difficult times.
2020-08-06T07:40:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
White solicitors stay at firms 18 months longer than black colleagues, according to new data.
2020-08-05T14:22:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
Retention rates across City remain high despite Covid-19 challenge.
2020-08-05T14:11:00+01:00By John Hyde
Blake Morgan says it wants to concentrate on developing its healthcare work.
2020-08-05T11:15:00+01:00By John Hyde
Mahesh Chouhan found himself in charge of a firm with no real understanding of the role, tribunal finds.
2020-08-05T10:47:00+01:00By Catherine Baksi13 comments
Crown court judge lambasts lack of investment to ensure cases come to trial.
2020-08-05T09:50:00+01:00By John Hyde10 comments
Aria Grace Law founder says he wants to get away from people at the top making all the money.
2020-08-05T07:03:00+01:00By Monidipa Fouzder6 comments
Some staff have returned to work after being included in job retention scheme from March.
2020-08-05T02:02:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo5 comments
Free Legal Answers, backed by Deloitte Legal, will handle one-off legal questions free of charge.
2020-08-04T15:27:00+01:00By John Hyde5 comments
Latest measures to tackle the justice backlog that has built up during lockdown.
2020-08-04T09:57:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
The Rt. Hon. Sir Geoffrey Vos will take over from Sir Terence Etherton in January.
2020-08-04T09:52:00+01:00By Catherine Baksi39 comments
Controversial policy introduced as part of Theresa May’s ‘hostile environment’ regime is ditched.
2020-08-04T08:54:00+01:00By John Hyde6 comments
Linda Box was jailed in 2017 after forgery conviction and now faces claims from good causes.
2020-08-04T07:52:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo2 comments
Operating profit is up 14% on last year at £126m.
2020-08-04T07:50:00+01:00By John Hyde12 comments
Solicitors punished on costs after it was not made clear claim was unsuitable for low-value protocol.
2020-08-04T07:43:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
Domestic abuse is now a workplace issue, says magic circle firm.
2020-08-03T15:21:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo13 comments
Remote working firm gunnercooke put ‘illegitimate pressures’ on respondent, says judge.
2020-08-03T15:17:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
Firms say client demand grew in some areas in the final quarter.
2020-08-03T15:12:00+01:00By John Hyde19 comments
Womble Bond Dickinson blames rogue partner for allowing client account to be used as banking facility.
The world has changed, as adverts selling us washing powder and tinned sausages seem to tell us endlessly.
2020-08-03T10:56:00+01:00By Gazette reporter
’We can justifiably claim this has been a year of great progress,’ declares group CEO.
2020-08-03T08:36:00+01:00By Monidipa Fouzder29 comments
Justice committee says government must do more to financially support lawyers through Covid-19 crisis in landmark report.
3 August 2020By James Morton1 comments
Escaping traffic offences, avoiding child maintenance payments, and dodging a parking fine: reasons to fake your own death.
3 August 2020
London Legal Support Trust encourages you to ‘take on 10k your way’ this year: will you write 10 poems or skip 10km?
Solicitor Kate Studholme, author of An Elephant for Breakfast, embarks on mission to save wildlife.
3 August 2020By Jemma Slingo4 comments
Lockdown has prompted the government to update the 183-year-old rules on witnessing wills. But some solicitors think reform is unnecessary and risks creating a contentious probate spike.
3 August 2020By John Hyde9 comments
Clinical negligence specialist warns that goodwill towards the NHS during the pandemic will not last.
3 August 2020By Monidipa Fouzder
Prominent civil liberties solicitor Marcia Willis Stewart QC decries continuing perpetuation of racial stereotypes in the law.
3 August 2020By Jemma Slingo1 comments
City says it is 'cautiously optimistic' for next year.
Large organisations spend nearly one out of every three hours on ‘low‑value’ tasks, report finds.
2020-08-01T08:00:00+01:00By Monidipa Fouzder2 comments
Solicitors unable to take instructions from clients in custody before hearing due to video-link availability.
2020-08-01T07:39:00+01:00By John Hyde15 comments
Defendant had failed to show collision was bogus but got dishonesty through on extent of injuries.
2020-07-31T15:15:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo12 comments
SRA says new exam will help drive a more competitive and flexible legal training market.
2020-07-31T14:39:00+01:00By Monidipa Fouzder10 comments
Review will consider whether judges should decide on certain executive decisions.
2020-07-31T11:46:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo50 comments
Supreme Court is willing to decide cases on policy grounds, without disclosing adequate legal basis, policy paper argues.
2020-07-31T10:48:00+01:00By Gazette reporter3 comments
Couples argued that the fact that the law provides for legally recognised religious marriages means that it is discriminatory not to recognise humanist marriages.
2020-07-31T08:49:00+01:00By John Hyde12 comments
People in affected areas should not socialise with people they do not live with in indoor public venues - but offices are not included.
2020-07-31T07:46:00+01:00By John Hyde2 comments
National firm will reopen offices next week but will operate an ‘output not occupancy’ policy.
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