Ex-client used fake threat to sue solicitor to obtain information

Correspondence between solicitors involving “an element of deception” as to its real purpose can be covered by litigation privilege, the High Court has ruled.

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Lawyers fed performance-enhancing drugs in Law Society dystopia

More than half of legal services workers will lose their jobs and those that remain will be forced to take “performance-enhancing medication”, a “disruptive” vision of 2050 has envisaged.

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Alexandra Wilson

Black lawyers call on profession to be “example of anti-racism”

The group Black Women in Law has called on fellow lawyers to be an “example of anti-racism in action” by challenging racism whenever they see it and wherever they hear it.

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LegalZoom uses ABS to bypass US ban on employing lawyers

US legal services giant LegalZoom is bypassing the domestic ban on non-law firms practising law by employing US lawyers through its UK alternative business structure, it has emerged.

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Barrister under fire for “racist” comments about Royal baby

A family law barrister has been suspended from the innovative business she founded after being accused of making racist comments about the new Royal baby.

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Stay polite and manage expectations, Law Society tells conveyancers

The Law Society has urged under-pressure conveyancers stay civil as they manage the risk that transactions will not complete by the stamp duty deadline at the end of this month.

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Plan for single register of all regulated and unregulated legal providers

A digital register of regulated and unregulated legal services providers would be “the simplest solution” to improve consumer navigation of the market, the Legal Services Board has said.

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Law firms faced major premium rises in spring PII renewal season

The spring renewal season saw law firms pay a lot more for their PII, with the surge in conveyancing work a concern and contentious probate an increasing problem.

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LSB eyes accreditation scheme for comparison websites

The Legal Services Board is set to recommend an accreditation scheme for review and comparison websites as take-up among both law firms and consumers continues to rise.

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Compliance failure puts trainee’s discrimination claim in doubt

A former trainee solicitor has been given a last chance to take forward a disability discrimination claim against international firm Reed Smith, where illness meant his training contract expired.

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Our latest special report, produced in association with Temple Legal Protection, looks at the role of after-the-event (ATE) insurance in commercial litigation post-LASPO.