2021-01-22T12:45:00+00:00By Jemma Slingo27 comments
Those signing off trainee work experience are not assessing 'whether someone is going to make a brilliant solicitor', regulator says.
2021-01-22T12:40:00+00:00By Monidipa Fouzder2 comments
HM Courts & Tribunals Service reveals wider efforts to keep courts safe.
2021-01-22T12:25:00+00:00By Michael Cross4 comments
A quarter of respondents taking on outside work as income collapses.
2021-01-22T12:16:00+00:00By John Hyde1 comments
Law firm investor says entrepreneurial practices should profit from Zuber judgment.
2021-01-22T11:58:00+00:00By Monidipa Fouzder12 comments
Court of Appeal is being asked to consider how family courts treat allegations of domestic abuse.
2021-01-22T11:19:00+00:00By John Hyde
Solicitor tells tribunal that he had showed insight, regret and remorse for 2016 incident.
2021-01-22T10:17:00+00:00By Jemma Slingo
Male barrister received a reprimand and a £6,000 fine after smacking female colleague and pulling her onto his lap.
2021-01-21T16:02:00+00:00By Jemma Slingo
Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal hears allegations of attempted incrimination.
2021-01-21T15:40:00+00:00By John Hyde19 comments
Nine firms now been subject to enforcement action by the regulator.
2021-01-21T11:32:00+00:00By Gazette reporter1 comments
Requests by solicitors to use Common Video Platform will be treated as granted.
2021-01-21T11:25:00+00:00By Gazette reporter19 comments
FCA says move could save consumers £9.6m a year.
2021-01-21T11:09:00+00:00By John Hyde10 comments
Supreme Court refuses permission to appeal in case looking at scope of legal professional privilege.
2021-01-21T09:49:00+00:00By Jemma Slingo14 comments
David Perry QC was due to act for the Hong Kong government next month in the trial of nine pro-democracy campaigners.
By Jemma Slingo
2021-01-21T09:36:00+00:00By John Hyde13 comments
Client objected to ‘horse trading’ between his lawyers and opponents, but court finds he knew what was happening.
2021-01-20T20:04:00+00:00By Monidipa Fouzder21 comments
Joint statement to HM Courts & Tribunals Service boss calls for lateral flow testing at every court to be introduced urgently.
2021-01-20T16:29:00+00:00By John Hyde7 comments
Law Society reminds firms they must have personnel in only where it is 'absolutely necessary'.
Hampshire firm leads tributes to well respected managing partner, Ed Voller.
2021-01-20T12:23:00+00:00By Jemma Slingo2 comments
Almost 85% of barristers who attended court in December feared for their safety.
2021-01-20T12:04:00+00:00By Gazette reporter9 comments
New version of anti-money laundering guidance published today.
2021-01-20T11:57:00+00:00By John Hyde12 comments
Judge backs claimant but warns ruling is not green light for refusing to enter negotiations.
2021-01-20T11:21:00+00:00By John Hyde
Regulator applied for £42,600 costs for 'very straightforward' SDT strike-off case.
2021-01-20T10:15:00+00:00By Monidipa Fouzder5 comments
Family division president hearing four linked appeals brought by mothers which could result in fresh guidance for judges.
2021-01-20T09:31:00+00:00By Jemma Slingo
Regulator is looking closely at virtual assessments in case lockdown restrictions are still in place at the end of the year.
2021-01-19T20:40:00+00:00By John Hyde47 comments
National firm brought action after new enquiries dropped by up to 50% following 'scam solicitor' comment.
Solicitor judge appointed to tackle allegations of corruption in the British Virgin Islands.
2021-01-19T16:35:00+00:00By Jemma Slingo
Tony Norman Guise accuses former colleague of 'blackmailing' solicitors to support complaint.
2021-01-19T11:35:00+00:00By Josh Mellor12 comments
Former Blackfriars Crown Court is awaiting redevelopment following its sale in 2019.
2021-01-19T11:20:00+00:00By John Hyde12 comments
Disgruntled buyer urged not to ‘vent his frustration’ at law firm over aborted purchase.
2021-01-19T10:55:00+00:00By Jemma Slingo22 comments
Lawyers report lack of social distancing and dirty bathroom facilities.
2021-01-19T10:47:00+00:00By John Hyde
Firm continued to take on new matters despite knowing it was not covered, tribunal finds.
2021-01-19T10:34:00+00:00By Michael Cross
MPs to vote on measure linking trade policy to human rights.
2021-01-19T09:10:00+00:00By John Hyde
New report by consumer panel says regulators must start to address what it perceives as inequality among clients.
2021-01-19T07:33:00+00:00By Monidipa Fouzder12 comments
Report highlights wider impact of growing case numbers and calls for urgent action to make courts safe.
2021-01-18T15:55:00+00:00By Monidipa Fouzder17 comments
Hodge Jones & Allen says courts need to think carefully about cases and attendance.
2021-01-18T15:21:00+00:00By Jemma Slingo
Tony Norman Guise transferred over £350,000 from his firm’s client account without authorisation, tribunal hears.
2021-01-18T11:59:00+00:00By John Hyde13 comments
Increase request is ‘out of step’ at a time when so many firms may be struggling.
2021-01-18T10:56:00+00:00By John Hyde22 comments
Representative bodies say medics are worried about legal consequences of making crucial decisions about emergency care.
2021-01-18T10:45:00+00:00By John Hyde
Catherine Hunt added her manager’s initials to nine claim forms.
18 January 2021By John Hyde13 comments
The Civil Justice Council has unveiled its long-awaited report on guideline hourly rates. Clarity is to be welcomed but after a decade-long freeze it could be a while before solicitors reap the benefits.
18 January 2021By James Morton
1902: the year Australia first saw journalists use a car to get their copy filed before competitors on a particularly sensational case.
18 January 2021
Lord Burnett recalls the first time he encountered the newly appointed master of the rolls.
Kids Law is a new podcast series answering children’s questions about how the law works.
18 January 2021By John Hyde71 comments
Staff tell the Gazette that bosses do not trust them to work from home.
18 January 2021By Nicole Gilmer7 comments
Plans to make digital evidence tamper-proof with distributed ledger technology are shelved by HM Courts & Tribunals Service.
2021-01-15T16:37:00+00:00By Jemma Slingo3 comments
Further arguments with insurers could end up before the courts, solicitors have said in response to today's Supreme Court ruling.
2021-01-15T16:15:00+00:00By Monidipa Fouzder11 comments
Lord chancellor says advisory group will comprise people with range of backgrounds and experience.
2021-01-15T13:28:00+00:00By John Hyde2 comments
Case also features a successful application to allow remote evidence against claimant’s wishes.
2021-01-15T13:24:00+00:00By John Hyde46 comments
Experts say drafting flaws may have been ironed out by new ruling on enforceability of agreement.
2021-01-15T12:30:00+00:00By Jemma Slingo1 comments
London office is worst affected by firm’s business services shake-up.
2021-01-15T12:17:00+00:00By Monidipa Fouzder2 comments
Real estate solicitor says many landlords are suffering severe hardship due to rent arrears.
2021-01-15T12:03:00+00:00By Gazette reporter16 comments
Members expressing concerns about the safety of court buildings, despite assurances from HMCTS that they are Covid-secure.
2021-01-15T11:30:00+00:00By Jemma Slingo14 comments
Judgment substantially allows the Financial Conduct Authority’s appeal and dismisses insurers’ appeals.
2021-01-15T11:20:00+00:00By Monidipa Fouzder1 comments
Most forces have agreed to use video platform where the detainee is confirmed or suspected to have the coronavirus.
2021-01-15T10:49:00+00:00By Jemma Slingo5 comments
Report laments the closure of high street solicitors firms and legal advice centres.
2021-01-15T09:00:00+00:00By John Hyde
Listed firm points to growing demand from clients for an integrated business and legal service.
2021-01-14T16:59:00+00:00By Jemma Slingo19 comments
David Perry QC will represent the Hong Kong government at trial next month.
2021-01-14T12:16:00+00:00By Monidipa Fouzder11 comments
Legislation will be introduced removing the presumption against using pre-charge bail.
2021-01-14T11:32:00+00:00By John Hyde
Regulator hands out penalties for infringements of rules requiring publication of costs and displaying digital badge.
2021-01-14T11:14:00+00:00By Jemma Slingo
A law firm and the barrister it instructed were pursued for negligence by a former client.
2021-01-14T10:58:00+00:00By Jemma Slingo
Men at the firm earn 62.9% more than women on average, according to latest report.
2021-01-14T10:48:00+00:00By Jemma Slingo
Employment partner Mark Mansell was due to be prosecuted over his role in a high-profile non-disclosure agreement involving the disgraced Harvey Weinstein.
2021-01-14T10:39:00+00:00By John Hyde2 comments
Acquisition plans for National Accident Helpline said to pose ‘commercial and integration challenges’.
2021-01-13T16:57:00+00:00By John Hyde1 comments
Kennedys says it wants to expand insurance law operations in the city.
Crosby firm scores marketing coup of year in minnows v giants FA Cup clash.
2021-01-13T14:50:00+00:00By Monidipa Fouzder17 comments
Chancery Lane began judicial review proceedings after agency wanted to bring assessment in-house.
2021-01-13T12:58:00+00:00By Michael Cross14 comments
Independent inquiry 'has no pre-conceived answers’ and encourages ‘widest possible range of views’.
By Michael Cross
2021-01-13T12:49:00+00:00By Monidipa Fouzder6 comments
Government proposals include ensuring defendants are taken directly from court to healthcare setting.
2021-01-13T12:05:00+00:00By John Hyde4 comments
Switalskis continues expansion plans with latest acquisition.
2021-01-13T11:43:00+00:00By Monidipa Fouzder14 comments
Housing secretary Robert Jenrick told UPRNs will speed up home buying and selling process.
2021-01-13T10:37:00+00:00By Jemma Slingo31 comments
Public and Commercial Services Union says it will consider an industrial response if HMCTS ignores its demands.
2021-01-13T09:51:00+00:00By Monidipa Fouzder5 comments
Commons justice select committee told urgent changes are needed before Bellamy review reports to government.
2021-01-12T17:02:00+00:00By John Hyde
Private prosecution brought by former client of Edwin Coe, the firm of Society president David Greene.
2021-01-12T16:00:00+00:00By Jemma Slingo
Sir Geoffrey Vos succeeds Sir Terence Etherton as the second most senior judge in England and Wales.
2021-01-12T11:40:00+00:00By John Hyde
Veteran solicitor made a conscious decision not to complete a purchase, tribunal finds.
2021-01-12T11:27:00+00:00By Jemma Slingo3 comments
BCLP lawyers caring for family members can now take an extra two days off each month.
2021-01-12T10:39:00+00:00By Jemma Slingo9 comments
Testing equipment will arrive at selected court sites shortly, according to Criminal Bar Association.
2021-01-12T10:25:00+00:00By John Hyde9 comments
ABS says it will take a different approach to dispute resolution and to recruitment of lawyers.
2021-01-12T09:46:00+00:00By Michael Cross1 comments
Sharp reduction in activity was mitigated by a 'continuing upward trend', listed firm tells investors.
2021-01-12T09:08:00+00:00By Jemma Slingo9 comments
High Court was asked to clarify whether a physical visit needs to take place before goods are seized.
2021-01-11T16:15:00+00:00By Jemma Slingo10 comments
Service says all court users must 'unfailingly follow' safety guidance.
2021-01-11T14:49:00+00:00By Gazette reporter
More than one in four members of the Law Society Council will be forced to step down when their terms end, after constitutional overhaul is put to a vote.
2021-01-11T14:31:00+00:00By Monidipa Fouzder5 comments
Housing lawyers say people may be evicted due to rent arrears that have come about due to Covid-19.
2021-01-11T12:04:00+00:00By John Hyde14 comments
New portal for road traffic accident claims is not likely to go live until May.
2021-01-11T11:09:00+00:00By Jemma Slingo
Profit at the international firm’s London office is up 34% year-on-year.
2021-01-11T10:25:00+00:00By Jemma Slingo
Personal injury firm did not carry out reasonable investigation into employee, tribunal finds.
11 January 2021
A stroll down Gazette memory lane.
New MoJ permanent secretary is also president of a London amateur choir.
11 January 20212 comments
Jonathan Sumption QC’s withering denunciations of lockdown are pinned up outside the local Wetherspoons.
What lawyers need to look out for over the next 12 months.
11 January 2021By Monidipa Fouzder6 comments
Department rejected FoI requests by the Gazette and solicitor Tobias Haynes.
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