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Civil Liability Bill heads for Royal Assent amid savings doubts

21 November 2018

The Civil Liability Bill overcame its final parliamentary hurdle yesterday as a leading insurer admitted that the £35 reduction in motor premiums might be swallowed up by other costs.

Solicitor who sent abusive emails to SRA is struck off

21 November 2018

A solicitor who sent abusive emails to members of staff at the Solicitors Regulation Authority and former colleagues, and was convicted of possessing a knife in public, has been struck off.

Training review professors criticise “rudimentary” SQE

21 November 2018

The four lead researchers behind the Legal Education and Training Review, which paved the way for radical changes in legal education, have criticised the Solicitors Qualifying Examination.

LCJ: Digital exclusion from online justice “a very small problem”

21 November 2018

The Lord Chief Justice is optimistic that digital exclusion resulting from the government’s court modernisation programme will be a “very small problem”, he said yesterday.

Law firms embracing tech but holding back on AI due to cost

20 November 2018

Law firms are adopting new technology in wide variety of ways, contradicting the received wisdom that they have been slow to embrace change, according to a new report.

SRA seeks protection over transgender disclosures

20 November 2018

The Solicitors Regulation Authority is pushing for protection for staff from criminal sanctions for disclosing information relating to transgender solicitors and other law firm staff.

Peers question government’s approach to Civil Liability Bill

20 November 2018

The government should only reject peers’ advice about the use of secondary legislation to enact key parts of legislation like the Civil Liability Bill if there are “clear and compelling reasons”.

Top judge calls for ABS transparency amid “commercialisation” of PI

19 November 2018

A Court of Appeal judge has called on legal regulators to make public who owns alternative business structures to bring greater transparency to the personal injury market.

Restraint order for man who accused solicitors of fraud

19 November 2018

The High Court has slapped an extended civil restraint order on a man who claimed the application was an attempt “to legitimise” a law firm’s attempt to defraud him.

Solicitor suspended for firm’s work for dodgy trust business

19 November 2018

A solicitor has been suspended for his role in his firm acting for a client that scammed elderly people out of £500,000 with so-called estate preservation trusts.

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20 November 2018

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