An employment tribunal has refused to strike out a claim that a chambers discriminated against a pupillage applicant who had previous dealings with the QC who headed the pupillage committee.
Decisions on the regulation of solicitors will be made by just nine people from next year, the smallest the board of the Solicitors Regulation Authority has ever been.
Counsel for a defendant in possession proceedings voluntarily disclosed a draft witness statement to her opposing number and in doing so waived privilege, the High Court has ruled.
A solicitor who overcharged a client for their stamp duty and paid the excess to an unknown third party has been struck off. He also lied to the SRA about his whereabouts to avoid answering its questions.
London firm Mishcon de Reya is upping its focus on both the innovation economy and innovation in legal practice by merging with Cambridge-based practice Taylor Vinters.
A solicitor who received a suspended prison sentence for dangerous driving after hitting a telegraph pole as well as multiple parked cars has been fined by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.
The head of a new multi-disciplinary law firm based in the City combining legal, finance and conflict resolution advice has outlined ambitious growth plans.
The old ‘tap on the shoulder’ system of appointing judges would have yielded better diversity for ethnic minority lawyers than the current system, Labour MP David Lammy has claimed.
A solicitor trying to challenge disciplinary action taken against him by the Law Society 15 years ago has failed in a bid to have an employment tribunal intervene on the grounds of discrimination.
A year of video hearings does not constitute “a lasting revolution in court service” but it has shown the potential for improving the justice system, Professor Richard Susskind has argued.
Commercial success is the driving force for ambitious law firms and it should come as no surprise that many have a renewed determination to re-evaluate their businesses in the wake of Covid-19.
TV dramas have made many people think that the legal profession consists of heroes (or villains) in high-flying firms or public prosecution. In reality, nearly a quarter of solicitors work in-house.
Increasing demand for ‘hot’ areas of law inspires opportunist law firms to hire more specialists to add to their firepower – the right people at the right time. Yet this is a big ask.