Legal News

Students think they need connections to progress legal career

A significant number of students think nepotism and connections are important to progress in the law, according to research which found that this did indeed help some get jobs.

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Litigator who misled client, firm and court about cases struck off

A solicitor who lied to her institutional client, her employer and the court to cover up her failure to progress cases has been struck off.

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High Court reverses circuit judge’s decision to reduce costs budget

The High Court has taken the unusual step of reversing a circuit judge’s decision to reduce a costs budget, finding she “closed her mind to any argument” based on a comparison with the other side’s.

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ABI urges extension of injury damages tariff beyond whiplash

The fixed tariff for whiplash claims should be extended to other injuries to help reduce motor insurance premiums, the Association of British Insurers argued yesterday.

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The path to partnership: Bridging the gender gap in law firms

The inaugural LSLA roundtable discussed the significant gender gap at partner level in law firms and what more can be done to increase the rate of progress.

Why private client solicitors should work with financial planners – and tell their clients

Ever since the SRA introduced the transparency rules in 2018, we have encouraged solicitors to not just embrace the regulations and the thinking behind them, but to go far beyond.

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.