Legal News

Law firm entitled to fire trainee who forwarded emails to private account

A law firm was entitled to summarily dismiss a trainee solicitor who forwarded client-related emails to a private email account, an employment tribunal has ruled.

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Police inspector fired for abusive tweets aimed at feminist barrister

Dr Charlotte Proudman has welcomed the dismissal of a police inspector who sent her and other women abusive tweets – and contrasted the action with the approach of the Bar Standards Board.

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PE-backed firm tops 80-office mark after latest acquisition

Private equity-owned Stowe Family Law has made its third acquisition in the past 18 months by buying Crisp & Co, a 17-office practice based in the South-East.

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Barrister who halved suspension on appeal refused costs against BSB

The High Court has refused to order costs in favour of a barrister who successfully reduced the suspension imposed on him for recklessly misleading the Court of Appeal.

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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.

How a good customer journey can put your business on the map

Good customer service should be a priority for any business and, if you want to stay ahead of the competition, something that’s constantly under review.