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Sexual harassment at Bar still a “serious problem”

Young female barristers have been urged to stand firm in the profession despite a widespread prevalence of sexual harassment at the Bar, especially at the level of inappropriate comments.

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Gauke hails ABSs and sector’s commitment to lawtech

The Lord Chancellor yesterday hailed the impact of alternative business structures in driving competition and fostering innovation in the legal market.

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Levels of innovation in law “stagnating” but future looks better

The level of innovation in the legal market has “stagnated and fallen in some areas” in recent years, but there are a number of encouraging signs for the future, major new research has revealed.

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Slater & Gordon backs app offering legal advice for £24 a month

A new app that offers users the full range of consumer legal advice and support for £24 a month is to be piloted in the coming weeks ahead of a roll-out early next year.

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Majority of public unaware that will writers are unregulated

Six out of 10 consumers are unaware that will-writers are unregulated, although many people are interested in writing their own wills anyway, new research has found.

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Brexit “will not change” UK’s position as global legal services leader

Brexit will not change London and the UK’s position as a global leader in legal services, a City lobby group has predicted, as it reported the revenue at the top 100 firms grew to £24.2bn.

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Government invests to research how AI can improve the law

The government is to fund research into the potential for AI to improve the legal system, with a warning that, if the technology is mishandled, it could have dire consequences.

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SRA quizzes big firms on sexual harassment policies

The Solicitors Regulation Authority has asked the country’s biggest law firms to explain how they prevent and respond to allegations of sexual harassment, it has emerged.

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SRA “on wrong side of history” says Lewis after Twitter fine

The Jewish solicitor fined for posting offensive messages on social media in response to alleged neo-Nazi trolls has accused the SRA of being “on the wrong side of history”.

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Some 125 barristers earned more than £1m last year

There were around 125 barristers reporting fees of more than £1m last year, and another 200 who brought in more than £500,000, new figures from the Bar Council have suggested.

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10 December 2018
Barbara Hamilton-Bruce LF conf 2018

People change, people deliver

I’ve been in the midst of change for most of my career. Change was the unintended consequence of getting into PI. Change became intentional when I stepped into a senior operational role.

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