Legal News

Solicitor “turned blind eye” to pension scam

A solicitor who “turned a blind eye” to the “clear and obvious hallmarks of fraud” in an early release pension scam – as he was looking to replace a lost income stream – has been struck off.

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Firms with more women likely to adopt salaried partnerships

Big law firms are more likely to introduce salaried partnership status if they have large numbers of women lawyers – but research finds no evidence that this is used to discriminate against them.

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Jail for fraudster who was both accident victim and lawyer

A former government lawyer who used multiple identities in order to play the victim of a motor accident and then legally represent the other driver has been jailed for eight months for contempt of court.

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S&G settles Quindell action for less than 2% of claim value

Slater & Gordon has settled its claim against what was Quindell Group on the eve of trial – for just £11m, or 1.7% of the £637m claim. There were no admissions of liability.

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Reports

Our latest special report, produced in association with Temple Legal Protection, looks at the role of after-the-event (ATE) insurance in commercial litigation post-LASPO. We are at a time when insurers, solicitors, clients and litigation funders work ever more closely to create funding packages that work for all of them, with conditional fee and even damages-based agreements now part of many law firms’ armoury.

Blog

22 October 2019

Closing the legal gap through technology

Technology has made few inroads into how most people experience legal services. This is puzzling at a time when technology has transformed so many aspects of our lives, and when the big commercial law firms are investing heavily.

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