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Law degrees unnecessarily homogenous, research finds

11 November 2019

Law schools are not taking advantage of the “enormous regulatory freedom” they have and instead are largely all offering the same kind of law degree, new research has found.


Chambers should “be generous” on parental leave

8 November 2019

Chambers should give barristers the right to return to work after two or three years of parental leave, the Western Circuit Women’s Forum has said.


Communications giant hands over ABS to listed law firm

7 November 2019

Communications giant BT has handed over ownership of its alternative business structure to listed law firm DWF, it has emerged. Meanwhile, an Italian law firm has set up a BSB-regulated ABS.


Exclusive: CMA ramps up pressure on Bar Standards Board

6 November 2019

The Competition and Markets Authority has ramped up the pressure on the Bar Standards Board over its decision to stop funding the cross-regulator Legal Choices website.


Warning shot for BSB after it axes Legal Choices funding

5 November 2019

The Legal Services Board has issued a thinly veiled warning to the Bar Standards Board over the need to invest “substantially” in consumer information after withdrawing from funding Legal Choices.


Bar Council attacks “overwhelming” handbook updates

31 October 2019

The Bar Council has strongly criticised the Bar Standards Board for bombarding barristers with updates to its handbook which risked becoming “overwhelming”.


Barrister fails in discrimination claims against chambers

25 October 2019

An employment tribunal has rejected all the claims of discrimination, victimisation and whistleblowing made by a barrister who also acted as the chambers manager.


Barrister suspended for offensive Facebook postings

25 October 2019

A barrister who posted a number of offensive and disparaging comments about a member of the public on Facebook has been suspended from practice.


Barristers warned over social media misuse “at all times”

21 October 2019

Barristers who use social media inappropriately will face disciplinary action even if they believe they are doing so in their private capacity, the Bar Standards Board has warned.


Legal Services Board eyes its own transparency push

21 October 2019

The Legal Services Board could steal a march on the Solicitors Regulation Authority by holding at least one of its board meetings in public, it has emerged.

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13 November 2019

The October PII renewal: Why the market changed

Since the abolition of the Solicitors Indemnity Fund, the October professional indemnity insurance renewal season has always been a challenge, but this year most law firms saw their premiums go up.

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