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Students think they need connections to progress legal career

28 February 2024

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.

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

28 February 2024

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.

Only 31 law firms sign up to verify entries on Register of Overseas Entities

28 February 2024

Only 31 law firms have become regulated agents to verify beneficial owners of entries on the Register of Overseas Entities, it has emerged.

ABI urges extension of injury damages tariff beyond whiplash

28 February 2024

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.

Solicitor struck off over LPA signature short-cuts

27 February 2024

A solicitor who submitted two lasting powers of attorney to the Office of the Public Guardian showing she had witnessed the donor’s signatures – when she had not – has been struck off.

Litigant misled court over response from other side’s solicitors

27 February 2024

A litigant in person who made a ‘without notice’ application to move property transactions to completion, blaming the other side’s solicitors for not replying to him, mislead the court.

Firm that enforced litigation non-compete clause goes after funders

27 February 2024

The law firm that won a Supreme Court ruling enforcing a non-compete undertaking given by another is also suing the litigation funder which worked with that firm, it has emerged.

High Court removes arbitrator who pre-judged expert evidence

27 February 2024

The High Court has removed a sole arbitrator it found had pre-judged the merits of a dispute because he said he knew and would believe the expert witnesses one side had put forward.

Partner caution and client demands “limiting law firm growth”

26 February 2024

The combination of a challenging economy, partner caution about investment, and changing demands of clients will be drags on growth this year, according to a survey of large law firms.

Court brands conduct of ex-Linklaters partner as “reprehensible”

26 February 2024

A High Court judge has branded as “reprehensible” the behaviour of a former Linklaters partner in failing to return the $25m he was asked to invest on behalf of a Saudi princess.

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

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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

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