Legal News

Bullying, harassment and discrimination a “systemic” problem for the Bar

Bullying, harassment and discrimination at the Bar is a “systemic” problem, the Bar Council said yesterday, with 44% of barristers saying they have experienced or witnessed it in the past two years.

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Lawyers and CMCs face fee to complain to Financial Ombudsman

Lawyers and CMCs making complaints to the Financial Ombudsman Service on behalf of clients will be charged for doing so in future, under plans published this week.

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Transferring Pakistan and Bangladesh advocates causing BSB headache

The Bar Standards Board is setting up a taskforce to help it cope with a surge of lawyers from Pakistan and Bangladesh seeking to be called to the Bar in England and Wales.

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Litigant unwittingly put fake cases generated by AI before tribunal

Nine authorities put before a tribunal by a litigant in person challenging a penalty from HMRC were fakes generated by an artificial intelligence system like ChatGPT, a judge has ruled.

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Buyers beware

Some 12 years on from its first published research, the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners has published a new report: Wills and Trusts – Buyers Beware.

European invasion – firms flood into the EU’s legal markets

The long march of lawyers across Europe continues apace more than 50 years after US law firms, together with their City counterparts, first opened offices in Paris and Brussels.

Legal project management – a mindset lawyers can easily apply

Where budgets are tight, lawyers will be considering what’s in their existing arsenal to still improve productivity. One effective, accessible and cheap tool is legal project management.