2021-10-28T14:20:00+01:00By Gazette reporter
I. Stephanie Boyce said solicitors can play ‘a crucial role’ in tackling climate change.
2021-10-28T11:13:00+01:00By Gazette newsdesk19 comments
Nine-month practising certificate bar 'reflects the expectation that barristers are not only honest but seen to act honestly'.
2021-10-28T11:01:00+01:00By Michael Cross
TLP Advisory says move will position it as a conduit between African startups and leading investment markets.
2021-10-28T10:09:00+01:00By Paul Rogerson3 comments
Practitioner had been a solicitor for less than a year when she took control at Halifax firm.
2021-10-28T09:45:00+01:00By Monidipa Fouzder10 comments
Practitioners repeatedly struggling to access cases due to error-free requirement, Gazette can reveal.
2021-10-28T09:39:00+01:00By Sam Tobin2 comments
Lord chancellor says bill will ‘streamline procedures’ and help tackle backlog.
David Lammy’s legislating past comes back to haunt him.
2021-10-27T19:19:00+01:00By Michael Cross2 comments
Finance bill will allow HMRC to freeze assets of ’promoters’ until penalties are paid.
By John Hyde
By Sam Tobin
2021-10-27T17:15:00+01:00By John Hyde5 comments
Justice secretary Dominic Raab says allowing so many flawed challenges to upper tribunal rulings ‘skews the system’.
2021-10-27T16:01:00+01:00By Gazette reporter5 comments
Chancellor announces billion-pound investment to increase capacity and efficiency across the courts system.
2021-10-27T14:58:00+01:00By Sam Tobin6 comments
Martin Decker, a former senior lawyer, was murdered in his Wirral home in March.
2021-10-27T13:15:00+01:00By John Hyde6 comments
Commitments for this year include £324m to increase court capacity and more people eligible for legal aid.
2021-10-27T12:59:00+01:00By Sam Tobin1 comments
Criminal Bar Association said the budget shows ‘lack of joined-up thinking’.
2021-10-27T11:42:00+01:00By John Hyde14 comments
Administrators appointed last week at Hampson Hughes after efforts to rescue business failed.
2021-10-27T10:59:00+01:00By Sam Tobin5 comments
Kostal UK Ltd was found to have ‘dishonoured’ a non-legally binding recognition agreement with trade union Unite.
2021-10-27T10:24:00+01:00By Michael Cross
£10m takeover of Arden partners would create a one-stop shop for professional services and investment banking.
2021-10-27T08:36:00+01:00By Sam Tobin6 comments
Lord Macdonald said it was ‘demeaning to the British state to be washing its hands of its own citizens’.
2021-10-27T05:47:00+01:00By John Hyde15 comments
Management clear-out of north-west firm as Sun Capital Partners moves in.
2021-10-26T12:38:00+01:00By Sam Tobin
London practitioner was found to have ‘knowingly given untrue evidence’ in a High Court claim.
2021-10-26T11:56:00+01:00By John Hyde16 comments
New business plan also includes plans for continuing competency and a further AML crackdown.
2021-10-26T11:19:00+01:00By Michael Cross
Bristol practitioner asked 'Person A' to lie about events that took place in the early hours of the morning.
2021-10-26T10:28:00+01:00By John Hyde21 comments
Former cabinet minister says legislation is an 'obvious attempt’ to avoid accountability.
The focus is on the future as well as the past as Pro Bono Week celebrates its 20th anniversary from Monday.
2021-10-26T06:35:00+01:00By John Hyde
Former solicitors were found to have protected their own financial interests over their clients’.
2021-10-25T14:36:00+01:00By Sam Tobin6 comments
Care worker who ‘intentionally causes or incites’ someone with a ‘mental disorder’ to engage in sexual activity can be jailed for 10 years.
2021-10-25T11:40:00+01:00By Sam Tobin1 comments
Ukrainian businessman is suing the international firm for alleged breaches of duty.
2021-10-25T11:11:00+01:00By John Hyde
Judge says civil restraint order is necessary to protect both the claimant and the solicitors, and firms he pursues.
2021-10-25T10:11:00+01:00By John Hyde
High Court finds there was no procedural error or unfair finding in bar tribunal’s decision.
2021-10-25T05:52:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo9 comments
Research firm predicts surge in contested probate cases as a result of online wills written during the pandemic.
25 October 2021By John Hyde4 comments
A claimant’s request for anonymity has renewed debate.
25 October 2021
More than 8,500 walkers joined last week’s long-awaited return of the London Legal Walk.
Chancery Lane’s governing Council saw 31 members, including three former Society presidents, step down at this month’s annual general meeting.
25 October 2021By Monidipa Fouzder16 comments
Law Society, National Economic Crime Centre and National Crime Agency unveil anti-scam campaign.
2021-10-22T11:55:00+01:00By Monidipa Fouzder19 comments
Former Supreme Court president says political involvement is part of judicial role.
2021-10-22T11:51:00+01:00By John Hyde1 comments
Regulator says addition to minimum terms and conditions can provide clarity without pushing up premiums.
Real estate specialist John Whitfield 'hugely respected within and outside of the firm'.
Report by LawtechUK and Legal Services Board says many SMEs do not know when or whether to involve lawyers.
Tribunal makes biggest recruitment push in more than a decade.
2021-10-22T08:09:00+01:00By John Hyde
London solicitor allowed firm’s client account to be used as banking facility for decades.
2021-10-22T00:01:00+01:00By Monidipa Fouzder9 comments
Public spending watchdog identifies risks to court recovery efforts.
2021-10-21T16:04:00+01:00By Gazette reporter4 comments
Helena Normanton was the first woman to practise at the bar and one of the first two to take silk.
2021-10-21T14:38:00+01:00By Melanie Newman
Judicial College is not currently subject to the Freedom of Information Act.
2021-10-21T13:42:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo1 comments
Supreme Court decision provides 'welcome clarity' for travellers who are injured or killed in accidents abroad.
2021-10-21T12:02:00+01:00By John Hyde9 comments
First statistics for Official Injury Claim site show 90% of claimants are represented - but overall numbers are down.
2021-10-21T10:19:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo6 comments
Free trade agreement will make it easier for UK lawyers to practise in New Zealand, government says.
2021-10-21T09:47:00+01:00By Gazette newsdesk
Weekly magazine to go fully digital from January.
2021-10-21T08:44:00+01:00By Paul Rogerson25 comments
Triage service for all-comers would direct claims to the right online location to resolve their dispute.
2021-10-20T14:42:00+01:00By Monidipa Fouzder15 comments
Justice minister praises cross-party commission's 'brilliant effort' on examining sustainability issues.
2021-10-20T11:08:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo7 comments
Train operating companies are accused of overcharging travelcard holders, in opt-out class action.
2021-10-20T10:45:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
Listed firm has applied for almost 300,000 new ordinary shares to be admitted to trading on AIM.
2021-10-20T10:04:00+01:00By John Hyde12 comments
Case believed to be the first application for a capping order since costs budgeting began.
2021-10-20T09:21:00+01:00By John Hyde4 comments
Organisation makes rare criticism of the government ahead of next week’s crucial spending review.
2021-10-20T08:50:00+01:00By John Hyde17 comments
Court rules that magistrates’ court hearing was not fair to claimant who was 20ft away from bench.
2021-10-20T06:44:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo8 comments
A 'significant minority' of sets are not meeting transparency requirements, says Bar Standards Board.
2021-10-19T16:19:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo1 comments
Chancery Lane pushes for a risk-based approach which takes pressure off small firms.
2021-10-19T15:43:00+01:00By Monidipa Fouzder23 comments
Attorney general tells public law specialists that judges should not be asked to decide political matters.
2021-10-19T12:40:00+01:00By John Hyde
Solicitor subject to intervention said former clients did not need regulator to be involved.
Law’s biggest annual fundraising event was back in-person yesterday, for the first time since 2019.
Supreme Court hears an appeal into itself.
2021-10-19T10:28:00+01:00By John Hyde17 comments
Appeal tribunal finds that stigma of work as a stripper is not enough to stop open justice.
2021-10-19T10:16:00+01:00By Monidipa Fouzder7 comments
Executive director explains why local authority firm changed its name and how it wants to be seen within the profession.
2021-10-19T09:00:00+01:00By Monidipa Fouzder11 comments
Cross-party commission held evidence sessions with several frontline practitioners.
2021-10-18T13:10:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo22 comments
Tim Crosland tells Supreme Court that three of its justices were 'not independent or impartial' in May judgment.
2021-10-18T11:15:00+01:00By John Hyde14 comments
Council resolution says that extension of fund is in interests of profession and public.
The London Legal Walk is back, starting and finishing in Carey Street this afternoon.
2021-10-18T10:28:00+01:00By Monidipa Fouzder
Kingsley Napley one of two law firms so far to join campaign.
18 October 2021By Monidipa Fouzder,
John Hyde7 comments
Cardiff and London remain at loggerheads on devolving justice and policing to Wales.
By Paul Rogerson
18 October 2021By James Morton1 comments
The recent roasting of an expert in Reynolds v Stanbury shows how experts can be a liability to the side calling them.
18 October 20211 comments
Mark Stephens CBE’s tour de force at the SPG conference tweaked the British lion’s tail.
18 October 2021
Among the global bitcoin community the identity of ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’ is a mystery.
Lord Wolfson of Tredegar faced an unusual dilemma after becoming a justice minister.
18 October 2021By Jemma Slingo24 comments
Regulatory specialist says problem of funding for tribunal cases is becoming more acute as insurance market tightens.
18 October 20216 comments
National firm welcomes recruits to its first solicitor apprenticeship programme.
2021-10-17T17:38:00+01:00By Michael Cross45 comments
Consultation on government's proposals to reform 1998 act expected within the next two months.
2021-10-15T16:36:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo5 comments
New tax will play into the hands of rival jurisdictions seeking investment, professional body warns.
2021-10-15T15:15:00+01:00By John Hyde5 comments
Court agrees success fee in inheritance case can be classed as a debt.
2021-10-15T14:28:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo15 comments
The average age of a practising barrister has risen from 38.5 in 1990-91 to 46.5 in 2019-20.
2021-10-15T10:07:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo19 comments
Tim Crosland was found in contempt of court by three Supreme Court justices in May.
2021-10-15T09:26:00+01:00By John Hyde8 comments
More firms also engaging with review sites - but not necessarily the negative reviews.
2021-10-15T09:20:00+01:00By Gazette reporter6 comments
I. Stephanie Boyce spoke of ‘clear definitive successes’ in preserving the rule of law.
2021-10-14T15:55:00+01:00By Monidipa Fouzder8 comments
Controversial Judicial Review and Courts Bill has second reading in House of Commons next week.
2021-10-14T15:47:00+01:00By John Hyde8 comments
Merger would create a business with a staff of more than 500.
2021-10-14T14:19:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
City firms fight for top graduates amid talent shortage.
2021-10-14T11:34:00+01:00By Monidipa Fouzder7 comments
Lord chief justice revealed rollout of digital case management system was paused.
2021-10-14T11:24:00+01:00By John Hyde12 comments
Investigators say evidence does not support a potential conviction.
2021-10-14T11:04:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo14 comments
Safeguards cannot be put at risk as a result of digitalisation drive, says professional body.
2021-10-14T10:14:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
‘Vanishingly few’ commercial disputes led by women or ‘racially diverse’ lawyers, says funder.
2021-10-14T05:44:00+01:00By John Hyde18 comments
Professional supervisor figures give indication of work being done to enforce regulations.
Students at Solent University will be offered SQE module to accelerate their solicitor training.
2021-10-13T11:08:00+01:00By Gazette reporter
Legal sector turnover fell as expected in August - but was well ahead of the previous year.
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