Legal News

Appeal judges reject attempts to blame lawyers for convictions

The Court of Appeal has rejected two separate attempts by convicted criminals to blame poor performance by lawyers for their convictions.

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Barrister “recklessly misled” BSB in applying for practising certificate

A barrister who “recklessly misled” the Bar Standards Board into giving him a practising certificate by falsely stating that he was a door tenant at a set of chambers has been disbarred.

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City giant uses generative AI to develop lease reporting tool

City law firm BCLP has used generative artificial intelligence to develop a lease reporting tool which is being rolled out to UK clients this month.

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Berkshire firm hit with £16k fine for AML compliance failures

A law firm that did not have sufficient anti-money laundering controls in place for nearly six years has been fined £16,000 for its failures.

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A paean to pupils and pupillage

To outsiders, it may seem that it’s our horsehair wigs and Victorian starched collars that are the most unusual thing about the barristers’ profession. I would actually suggest it’s our training.

Five ways to maintain your mental health at the Bar

Stress, burnout and isolation are prevalent concerns for both chambers members and staff. These initial challenges may serve as precursors for more severe conditions, such as depression and anxiety.

Accessibility in law: why meritocracy is key for change

Despite the sector’s efforts over the years to improve accessibility from the bottom up, it’s clear that, sadly, there’s still a lot of work to be done.