Legal News

Chalk to publish legislation overturning PACCAR ruling

The Ministry of Justice will today lay out how it plans to overturn last year’s Supreme Court ruling that rendered most third-party litigation funding agreements unenforceable.

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Solicitor rebuked for making direct approaches to potential clients

A solicitor who contacted hundreds of people on a spreadsheet he was accidentally sent to ask if they wanted to bring data protection claims over the error has been rebuked.

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Law firm secretary banned after county lines drug gang conviction

A legal secretary convicted of offences to supply class A drugs due to her involvement in a county lines gang has been banned from working in the solicitors’ profession.

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Campaign group calls on lawyers to join push for NDA law reform

A campaign group has urged the legal profession to support legislative reform to stop the abuse of non-disclosure agreements.

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Blog


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.