Legal News

Law firm in court battle over alleged snooping

The High Court has refused a City law firm permission to cross-examine the affidavits of people it accuses of trying to obtain confidential information it holds.

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Susskind advocates role of AI in transforming courts

A future justice system could use AI technology to inform people of their chances of success and even provide automated determinations, according to futurist Professor Richard Susskind.

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Solicitor ordered secretaries to retrospectively “witness” wills

The managing director of a law firm who ordered legal secretaries and a trainee solicitor to retrospectively “witness” wills which had already been signed by clients has been struck off.

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In-house solicitor brings libel claim over accusatory press release

A senior solicitor at the Environment Agency is suing a director of a garden centre business for libel and harassment after he successfully prosecuted the man for waste offences.

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Should we tax people working from home?

German investment bank Deutsche Bank recently recommended that those working remotely should pay more in taxes, saying it was a viable solution to create a more inclusive economy.

The future may be blended

Attitudes to technology in access to justice might beneficially follow the trajectory of the earlier debate about the best way to deliver legal aid services.