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Figures reveal low level of negligence claims against barristers

The average barrister only makes one notification of a possible professional negligence claim every 20 years, figures from the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund have revealed.

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SRA creates expert panel to advise on policy

An economist, a senior in-house lawyer and the head of one of the Big Four’s alternative business structures have been named on a panel created to advise the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

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Drunken barrister reprimanded for threatening colleague

A drunken barrister who threatened a fellow member of chambers in a bid to have them accede to a tenancy application has been reprimanded by a Bar disciplinary tribunal.

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Solicitor rebuked for failing to supervise “lying” consultant

The head of a law firm who said she was lied to by a consultant solicitor, who paid £2.25m of property sale proceeds to a third party as part of a pattern of flagrant misconduct, has accepted a rebuke.

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Censored or offensive? CrowdJustice trans row rumbles on

A barrister suing her chambers and Stonewall has accused CrowdJustice of trying to censor her, but it has stood by its decision to remove her “unnecessarily inflammatory and offensive” language.

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GCs: Covid-19 has showcased lawyers’ adaptability

Many aspects of the adaptability shown by lawyers during the Covid-19 crisis should stand them in good stead in future dealings with clients, it has been claimed.

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Bar faces “existential crisis” with chambers set to fold

Three in 10 chambers do not think they will survive more than six months as Covid-19 continues to hammer them, with pupils also set to be badly affected, Bar Council research has warned.

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Top female lawyers’ careers squeezed by bias and harassment

The role of discrimination on the part of both general counsel and clients in disadvantaging female lawyers was revealed yesterday by a survey on improving diversity at partner level in law firms.

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Solicitors Indemnity Fund to stay open for extra year

The Solicitors Regulation Authority has agreed to extend by a year the use of the Solicitors Indemnity Fund to covers claims made after firms’ run-off cover expires.

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Chambers offers workspace for freelance solicitors

A set of chambers in Birmingham, post Covid-19, is using unused floors in its offices to create a supported workspace for freelance solicitors, Legal Futures can reveal.

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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. We are at a time when insurers, solicitors, clients and litigation funders work ever more closely to create funding packages that work for all of them, with conditional fee and even damages-based agreements now part of many law firms’ armoury.