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.
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.
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.
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.