Legal News

High Court rejects challenge to SDT case management decisions

The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal was right not to order the Solicitors Regulation Authority to seek information from the BBC on behalf of a solicitor facing prosecution, the High Court has ruled.

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Lawyer fails in sex discrimination claim against children’s charity

A lawyer who worked for the all-female international division of Coram Children’s Legal Centre was not a victim of sex discrimination, an employment tribunal has ruled.

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Scottish court: Injured woman cannot recover English solicitors’ costs

A Scottish woman injured in a car accident in France who sued the motorist’s insurer in Scotland acted unreasonably in instructing English solicitors, the Scottish High Court has ruled.

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Bogus solicitor handed suspended jail sentence after second offence

A man who appeared before Coventry County Court pretending to be a solicitor has been handed a suspended prison term after being prosecuted by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

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Jeff Zindani

Law firm consolidation: Do or die?

Evidence shows that the majority of law firms got through the pandemic relatively unscathed, with many thriving during Covid. But looking ahead, storm clouds are gathering.


Economic turbulence and the impact on law firm risk and protection

What does a slowing economy mean for various practice areas – from conveyancing and immigration to crime and family – and firms’ professional indemnity insurance prospects?


Time in context – understanding the time you have and how to accept it

For those who haven’t yet read Oliver Burkeman’s Four Thousand Weeks, you need to know this: it’s a time-management book like no other, already a classic.


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When talking about legal aid and access to justice, it is hard to look beyond funding. Even the Ministry of Justice has acknowledged the problem, to judge by its agreement to pump an extra £135m into the criminal legal aid… Read More