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European Court of Human Rights: Lawyers do not have same freedom to speak out as journalists

Lawyers do not have the same rights to speak out on sensitive and high-profile cases as journalists, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights has ruled. It said that if lawyers are to make value judgements in public, they must have a factual basis.

May 29th, 2015 | No Comments »

Workload and disciplinary problems top table for stressed lawyers

Workload and disciplinary problems have topped the table of reasons why lawyers contacted mental health charity LawCare last year, between them accounting for nearly half of all calls.

January 9th, 2015 | No Comments »

SRA warns in-house solicitors of disciplinary action over debt collection letters

The Solicitors Regulation Authority has warned in-house solicitors that “attempts to mislead” debtors that external firms are taking steps against them could result in disciplinary action.

July 9th, 2014 | 1 Comment »