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