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City firm launches multi-disciplinary harassment service

A City law firm has teamed up with clinical psychotherapists and public relations experts to launch a multi-disciplinary service to advise on sexual misconduct and harassment cases.

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Private client lawyer targets wealthy with strategic consultancy

A senior private client lawyer has launched a strategic consultancy to advise wealthy individuals and families from around the world on succession, risk, governance and dispute resolution.

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Jailed solicitor struck off for historic child abuse convictions

A veteran solicitor serving nearly nine years in prison after being convicted of multiple counts of historic indecent assault against children has been struck off.

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SME legal services platform goes global after City law firm invests

An online legal services platform for SMEs is offering its clients access to lawyers around the world following a “significant” investment from a City law firm, it has emerged.

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£60k fine and JR ban for immigration solicitor

An immigration solicitor who brought meritless judicial reviews has been fined £60,000 and banned for an indefinite period from making further applications.

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Profits down but wills and divorce enquiries surge at Co-op

Revenue from legal services at the Co-op was flat in the first six months of this year, but profits fell by a third, the group’s half-year results have revealed.

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Law Society’s “sympathy” with indemnity insurers’ frustrations

The Law Society has expressed sympathy with professional indemnity insurers over their call for the right to cancel policies when solicitors do not pay the premium or excess.

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Council shuts down law firm’s offices for “flouting” Covid-19 rules

A law firm linked with 18 cases of Covid-19 was ordered to shut its office with immediate effect last week after being accused of showing “disregard” for the health of its staff.

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Government eyes regulating the law’s unregulated providers

The Ministry of Justice is considering whether to create a register of unregulated providers of legal services and give their clients access to redress if things go wrong, it emerged yesterday.

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Commercial chambers offers £20k to fund withdrawn pupillage at crime set

A London commercial chambers has put up £20,000 to fund a pupillage that a criminal set has had to withdraw because of the impact of Covid-19, in a move hailed as showing the spirit of the Bar.

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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.