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Solicitor secures injunction to stop web harassment

A partner at listed law firm Knights has secured a High Court injunction to prevent a former Oxford University student making “false and damaging allegations” against him.

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“Regal” solicitor underestimated wife’s accounts work

A solicitor who said his role was as his firm’s “figurehead”, like the Queen – and underestimated his wife’s work in running its accounts – has been struck off over improper withdrawals from client accounts.

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LawCare names mental health champions

LawCare has today launched a new advocacy scheme to mark World Mental Health Day. It has appointed 14 champions from a wide variety of legal backgrounds.

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Amazon’s IP service: A first step to Amazon Law?

Amazon has launched a “curated network” of intellectual property law firms to provide trade mark registration services to SMEs, which it plans to roll out internationally.

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Barrister convicted of assault suspended for 28 days

A barrister convicted of assault has been suspended for 28 days, just months after he was fined for possessing a Class A drug. His is one of several recent disciplinary cases involving barristers.

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Trade union firm faces trade union-organised strike

Leading trade union law firm Thompsons is facing a strike over pay – and pickets lines at its offices across the country – organised by a trade union. It blames the squeeze in PI for not meeting the demands.

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Tribunal rejects claims from ‘partner’ who sued as employee

A former salaried partner, permitted by an employment tribunal earlier this year to sue her law firm as an employee, has lost all but one of her claims.

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Employment firm combines lawyers and HR consultants

A niche employment firm launched in Birmingham is combining HR consultants and lawyers to cut the fees it charges SMEs. Its founder said some HR consultants were “more than a match” for lawyers.

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City solicitor who lied about passing exam is struck off

A young solicitor who lied to his City employer about passing an insolvency exam – saying it had a “toxic and uncaring environment” – has been struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.

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Growth in number of solicitors starts to slow

There are nearly three times as many solicitors now than there were 30 years ago, but the profession’s growth has slowed significantly over the past decade, new figures have shown.

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18 October 2019

Will your staff have confidence in your compliance officers?

The introduction of the SRA Standards and Regulations on 25 November 2019 will see new issues coming into focus for you and your firms over the reporting of serious breaches to the SRA.

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