2020-10-23T15:53:00+01:00By Michael Cross
Guidance sets out what agency expects from companies looking to co-operate.
2020-10-23T14:22:00+01:00By John Hyde
Tribunal finds experienced solicitor acted negligently but was not guilty of professional misconduct.
2020-10-23T13:15:00+01:00By John Hyde3 comments
Fee earners in the national firm's employment and family departments likely to be affected.
2020-10-23T11:37:00+01:00By Monidipa Fouzder
Lord chief justice says latest additions to senior bench should be celebrated.
2020-10-23T11:27:00+01:00By Michael Cross1 comments
Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement signed in Tokyo.
2020-10-23T11:11:00+01:00By Monidipa Fouzder1 comments
Alex Chalk tells Westminster Hall debate his department wants to improve remote delivery of advice.
2020-10-23T11:00:00+01:00By John Hyde42 comments
Regulator concedes this year’s renewal period has been ‘particularly challenging’.
2020-10-23T09:37:00+01:00By Michael Cross1 comments
Supporters of Nasrin Sotoudeh say she has serious cardiac and pulmonary conditions after being on hunger strike.
2020-10-23T08:14:00+01:00By Monidipa Fouzder5 comments
Magic circle firm's race action plan includes 'aspirational' trainee and partnership targets.
2020-10-22T11:54:00+01:00By John Hyde
Practitioner who said he had 'old fashioned' sense of humour and also told racist joke is allowed to remain in practice.
2020-10-22T11:50:00+01:00By Michael Cross
Technology has become an integral part of the delivery of justice services, Council of Europe benchmarking finds.
2020-10-22T09:42:00+01:00By John Hyde
Regulator waited more than three years to interview witness who was at the heart of allegations.
2020-10-22T09:33:00+01:00By John Hyde
JLD expresses hope that regulators will take note of latest tribunal decision.
2020-10-22T08:25:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
Regulator faces £137,000 legal bill after high profile prosecution of firm and three former leaders.
2020-10-22T08:13:00+01:00By Monidipa Fouzder13 comments
Lord Burnett of Maldon expresses regret at 'minority of lawyers' supporting 'abusive late legal challenges'.
2020-10-21T14:17:00+01:00By Monidipa Fouzder6 comments
Judges say Judicial Reviews and Injunctions Policy gives 'real risk' of preventing access to justice.
2020-10-21T11:52:00+01:00By John Hyde12 comments
'Inadvertent accounting error' led to insurers being overcharged for PI claims costs.
2020-10-21T11:17:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo1 comments
Global firm celebrates ‘stronger than forecast financial performance’.
2020-10-21T11:15:00+01:00By Monidipa Fouzder3 comments
PLP says judicial review and good governance are linked but suggests areas for 'positive reform'.
2020-10-21T10:16:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo6 comments
Magic circle firm says it ‘cannot let the current crisis drag us backwards’.
2020-10-21T08:06:00+01:00By John Hyde
Veteran solicitor denies any sexual or racial harassment of former colleagues.
2020-10-20T14:47:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
Unregistered barrister receives three-year suspension after wrongly claiming expenses from employer.
2020-10-20T14:13:00+01:00By Monidipa Fouzder5 comments
Defence practitioners say they face unsafe environment after police stopped running virtual remand hearings.
2020-10-20T13:51:00+01:00By John Hyde
Former partner admitted in 1977 denies wrongdoing and says contact was a ‘playful kick’.
2020-10-20T12:01:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo in the Royal Courts of Justice
Ryan Beckwith was fined £35,000 last year after spending the night with a junior colleague.
2020-10-20T11:32:00+01:00By Michael Cross3 comments
City of London Corporation proposes 'user centric, tech agnostic and digital first' services.
2020-10-20T10:26:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
Graduates from four universities are guaranteed places on ULaw’s SQE course under new arrangement.
2020-10-20T10:05:00+01:00By John Hyde7 comments
Private client solicitor resigned in June but wanted full pay for notice period.
2020-10-20T09:53:00+01:00By Monidipa Fouzder
Cavan Medlock, 28, of Harrow, has yet to enter pleas in relation to alleged incident at Harrow office of Duncan Lewis.
2020-10-20T06:37:00+01:00By Monidipa Fouzder2 comments
Bristol Law Society marks 250th anniversary with new role.
2020-10-19T14:26:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo11 comments
Criminal bar says latest Crown court figures are ‘very troubling’.
2020-10-19T14:22:00+01:00By Monidipa Fouzder3 comments
National Police Chiefs' Council says emergency provision requested by HMCTS is no longer sustainable.
2020-10-19T13:35:00+01:00By John Hyde
Veteran solicitor denies misconduct and says allegations by 'Person A' are not true.
2020-10-19T11:00:00+01:00By Monidipa Fouzder20 comments
Crown Prosecution Service says it shares concerns about disparity between number of cases reported and going to court.
2020-10-19T07:18:00+01:00By John Hyde64 comments
Costs recovery lawyers hail decision in High Court as potential win for millions of former PI claimants.
19 October 2020
A stroll down Gazette memory lane.
Lobby group The CityUK holds its national conference next month. We’re a little perplexed by the legal services lineup.
Wales proved during the pandemic that it was perfectly capable of doing things on its own, says Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd.
Thanks to North Yorkshire firm Raworths, Harrogate’s annual literature festival is going ahead online and free of charge.
19 October 202014 comments
The validity of 10-year-old guideline hourly rates is coming under fresh scrutiny, with costs lawyers regularly arguing against them and even a costs master admitting they are ‘barely even a starting point’ for City firms.
19 October 2020By Monidipa Fouzder
Two court-based services that provide free advice are working together to provide a ‘safe space’ for litigants in person during the pandemic.
19 October 2020By Michael Cross4 comments
Belief that artificial intelligence will play a crucial role in future legal services is now overwhelming – even among lawyers in the 55-64 age bracket, according to research published today.
19 October 2020By Jemma Slingo2 comments
City firms are beginning to pay back the money they received under the government’s job retention scheme in the light of stronger financial performance than forecast.
19 October 2020By Michael Cross3 comments
In the landmark report Digital Justice, HMCTS was urged to improve the collection and sharing of data to enhance access to justice. But progress is ‘disappointingly slow’
2020-10-16T15:12:00+01:00By John Hyde
Employee told solicitors firm that liability had been admitted and altered email to confirm so.
2020-10-16T14:33:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
232wDechert denies involvement in human rights violations in the Middle East.
2020-10-16T13:49:00+01:00By Monidipa Fouzder
Lawyers have an extra week to submit evidence to Independent Review of Administrative Law panel.
2020-10-16T11:32:00+01:00By John Hyde34 comments
Regulator wants its ‘own legal personality’ and to take advantage of tax benefits.
2020-10-16T10:33:00+01:00By Gazette newsdesk10 comments
Government has failed to provide satisfactory justification for violations, says Lords Constitution Committee in damning report.
2020-10-16T10:30:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo11 comments
Court considered the application of anti-discrimination law to Orthodox Jewish housing charity.
2020-10-16T10:05:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
Law Society celebrates 26 solicitors and firms in ceremony held over three nights.
2020-10-16T09:30:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
Lawyer brought proceedings against Ince Gordon Dadds and others.
2020-10-16T09:27:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
'Urgent need’ to automate legal operations in the wake of pandemic, says accountancy giant.
2020-10-16T08:53:00+01:00By Monidipa Fouzder6 comments
Government decides to grant highest appeal courts the power to depart from retained EU case law.
2020-10-15T15:58:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
Over 50 support staff could lose their jobs, warns national firm.
2020-10-15T15:53:00+01:00By John Hyde
Recently qualified practitioner suspended after tribunal accepted exceptional circumstances contributed to her conduct.
2020-10-15T15:46:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
Felix Joel Evans has now qualified as a solicitor.
2020-10-15T15:42:00+01:00By John Hyde5 comments
New chief ombudsman says he wants to work with lawyers to learn from client complaints.
2020-10-15T13:51:00+01:00By Gazette reporter12 comments
AGM backs 12-year term limits and a changed constituency system.
2020-10-15T11:43:00+01:00By Monidipa Fouzder8 comments
Family division president says there have been more sitting days in family than ever before.
2020-10-15T11:17:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo20 comments
Lord chancellor insists he would challenge the government if it crossed 'unacceptable' line.
2020-10-15T11:06:00+01:00By John Hyde8 comments
Civil Procedure Rule Committee discussed pre-action protocol earlier this month.
2020-10-15T08:26:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo4 comments
Technical problems meant around 25% of students could not see all the questions.
2020-10-15T08:14:00+01:00By John Hyde24 comments
Consumers helped by price information but most still choose lawyer based on other factors.
2020-10-14T15:53:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo1 comments
Commission proposes giving NGOs more scope to challenge EU decisions that could affect the environment.
2020-10-14T11:34:00+01:00By Monidipa Fouzder14 comments
Solicitors say people are intimidated by the Home Office's 18-page application form and evidence requirements.
2020-10-14T11:27:00+01:00By John Hyde
Practitioner denies acting dishonestly in the aftermath of a missed employment tribunal hearing.
2020-10-14T11:17:00+01:00By Gazette reporter1 comments
First batch of 2020 Law Society Excellence Awards announced at virtual ceremony.
2020-10-14T11:03:00+01:00By Michael Cross12 comments
AML levy based on income would be especially harmful to the profession, Chancery Lane warns.
By Jemma Slingo
By Gazette reporters
2020-10-14T10:14:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo5 comments
Three quarters of university websites do not indicate that ‘super-exam’ will affect courses.
2020-10-14T10:03:00+01:00By John Hyde
High Court judge backs rare step of stopping advocate from accepting further instructions.
2020-10-14T06:16:00+01:00By John Hyde7 comments
Defendant lawyers say Court of Appeal ruling in Swift v Carpenter will over-compensate claimants.
2020-10-13T16:08:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
Reserves should be near ‘desired level’ by end of financial year, directors report.
2020-10-13T11:34:00+01:00By Monidipa Fouzder48 comments
Conservative MP Marco Longhi claims solicitors are not always highlighting potential downsides to a residential purchase.
2020-10-13T11:26:00+01:00By Michael Cross5 comments
A bad deal could be worse than no deal for recognition of professional qualifications, peers warn.
The 1965 ruling in Timmis v Millman may help pubs weather the latest lockdowns.
2020-10-13T10:18:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo21 comments
Charles Russell Speechlys faced £4.6m claim over its handling of a property transaction.
2020-10-13T10:01:00+01:00By Michael Cross4 comments
CBEs for Wales director of legal services and international firm partner.
2020-10-13T09:54:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo9 comments
Regulator seen as 'too paternalistic and authoritarian' to handle sensitive complaints.
2020-10-12T18:24:00+01:00By John Hyde
Tribunal hears 'hard-working and dedicated' newly qualified practitioner did not make a calculated decision to mislead.
2020-10-12T15:47:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo
Practitioner deliberately stated an incorrect address during county court proceedings in 2013.
2020-10-12T11:53:00+01:00By Monidipa Fouzder
Sunday newspaper says a man allegedly threatened to kill an immigration solicitor last month.
2020-10-12T11:03:00+01:00By Jemma Slingo2 comments
Osborne Clarke has returned funding it received under job retention scheme.
2020-10-12T10:30:00+01:00By Michael Cross
Official statistics show income down 10.4% on last year.
2020-10-12T10:13:00+01:00By Monidipa Fouzder13 comments
HM Courts & Tribunals Service acknowledges that public health legislation permits court users to come out of self-isolation.
12 October 2020By John Hyde1 comments
Against a background of Covid-19, merger activity this year is not seen as a last resort.
12 October 2020By James Morton
It is probably a disciplinary offence not to take references from a prospective employee. Back in the 1960s it could merely be expensive.
12 October 2020
Legal community mobilises itself in creative ways to raise funds for free legal support.
Charity Shelter appoints criminal barrister Robert Rinder to be its first ‘legal services ambassador’.
12 October 2020By Monidipa Fouzder1 comments
Latest list suggests City firms are seeing advantages of supporting partners in judicial ambitions.
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