Firm boss wrongly accused pregnant paralegal of benefit fraud

15 July 2019

A pregnant paralegal wrongly accused of benefit fraud by a leading criminal law solicitor who sits on the Law Society council was the victim of pregnancy and maternity discrimination, a tribunal has ruled.

Rocket Lawyer chief: SQE will “transform access to justice”

12 July 2019

Four times as many law graduates will be able to practise as solicitors after the solicitors qualifying examination comes in in 2021, a move that will be “transformative” for access to the law.

Tribunal rejects paralegal’s disability discrimination claim

5 July 2019

An employment tribunal has comprehensively rejected a disability discrimination claim brought by a paralegal who worked for well-known personal injury firm Ralli.

Law firms “doing more training” since end of hours-based CPD

3 July 2019

Four in ten law firms are doing more professional training following the end of the hours-based approach, research by the Solicitors Regulation Authority has found.

Bias still hindering women targeting partnership at big firms

25 June 2019

Only 33% of new partners at Europe’s biggest law firms are women with bias from both male colleagues and male clients the main reason for gender imbalance, a report has found.

Legal profession launches pledge to achieve gender equality

20 June 2019

Solicitors, barristers and chartered legal executives, supported by Lord Chancellor David Gauke, have launched a pledge to “achieve gender equality in senior ranks of the profession”.

Women lawyers face uphill struggle on fees and salaries

19 June 2019

Some clients expect discounts on fees for using a female lawyer while women who push for higher salaries are likely to be labelled “aggressive”, a global survey by the Law Society has found. The report concluded that quotas could help… Read More

Firm awarded costs over paralegal’s “dishonest” disability claim

18 June 2019

A law firm which faced a disability discrimination claim from a paralegal found to have doctored a document used to bolster his case has been awarded costs.

Judge tells law firm and ex-partner to sort out dispute in arbitration

14 June 2019

The High Court has told well-known law firm Schillings and a former partner to sort out their ongoing dispute over his departure through arbitration.

Large firms “need to change culture” to attract Millennial lawyers

11 June 2019

Large law firms need to reshape their culture to meet the demands of Millennial lawyers, a new report has argued, with Cherie Blair QC arguing that there was a “desperate need” for this shift.

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15 July 2019

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Solicitors

In 1989, Stephen Covey published the famous self-help book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Deemed a masterpiece by many, this book remains very relevant today. So how to apply it to solicitors?

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