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Solicitor welcomes London mayor's call for new inquest into child's death

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 12:16

Hodge Jones & Allen partner Jocelyn Cockburn says Ella Kissi-Debrah's human rights may have been breached over the government's failure to act on air pollution.

Exclusive: Top-200 law firm insurer quits market – with ‘frightening’ consequences

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 12:11

Libra Managers will cease to write new business from 1 October, citing ‘unsustainable’ market conditions.

SFO criticised after pulling 'intimidatory' arrest warrant

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 11:32

Fraud office issued arrest warrant only last month

Government gets tough on family financial orders

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 10:05

Justice minister Lucy Frazer admits the current system is open to exploitation and leaves people without legal representation vulnerable.

Bar accused of double standards after top QC hits out at solicitor-advocates

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 09:50

Scotland’s Faculty of Advocates is seeking a review of internal instructions by law firms.

Fieldfisher gets in on Belfast act with hiring spree

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 16:15

Firm to expand office to 125 employees.

Mistrust endemic between PI lawyers, relatives and case managers

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 15:48

Research reveals perception of poor standards from all sides of the process for managing seriously injured people.

Family solicitor struck off following fraud conviction

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 13:18

Solicitors Regulation Authority says Dianna Lee, also known as Dianna Gerald, failed to uphold the rule of law.

Direct access serial offender finally gets permanent ban

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 13:16

Barrister Oliver White had been suspended multiple times.

Alarm at crackdown on lawyers in Iran

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 11:39

Three defence attorneys charged and four other barred from retaining clients, pressure group claims. 

£60,000 trainees: US firm breaks new ground

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 10:45

Davis Polk’s move is latest example of US firms increasing pressure on UK counterparts.

BBC calls on government to clarify privacy law

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 16:37

Appeal against Sir Cliff Richard judgment ’would be unsatisfactory means of addressing the issues’, broadcaster says.  

Broker pledges PII product based on firms' long term history

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 12:38

New analytics tools allow Marsh to tailor how it calculates risk of each client.

Appeal over criminal legal aid decision 'still on the cards'

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 12:07

Legal Aid Agency updates Crown court fee position following High Court defeat.

Businessman's £3.5m estate challenged by infants

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 12:01

‘Unusual’ that wills should be challenged by six-month and three-year-old, judge says.

Help for firms falling short on complaints-handling

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 10:39

Guidance states importance of notifying clients about ombudsman at the time of engagement as well as at the end of a complaints process. 

Judicial ombudsman asked to investigate 'barrister bias'

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 17:24

Complaint about Judicial Appointments Commission's selection process was not upheld.

Partners fined £35,000 for six-year account failure

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 15:09

Birmingham based Saints Solicitors was shut down in March last year.

Solicitors in the dock over alleged £12.6m legal aid fraud

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 12:37

His Honour Judge Loraine-Smith adjourns pre trial and preparation hearing until 12 October.

Society condemns 'deregulatory agenda based on flawed premises'

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 10:36

Oversight regulator urged to reject proposals to create different tiers of solicitors.