A law firm is entitled to recoup the money it spent training an apprentice who broke an agreement to stay at the firm for a year after completing his course, an employment tribunal has ruled.
The cultures of some law firms and other legal workplaces mean that well-being is “often not a concern” while they chase increased profits, researchers have found.
Barristers have been urged to be less negative in their dealings with colleagues as they may be damaging the profession’s wellbeing – particular of junior counsel.
A solicitor has failed in a libel action against the consultant of another law firm over comments made about her and her practice on Facebook.
A London law firm has “no real prospect” of defending a £5.2m breach of trust claim brought against it following a London property deal, the High Court has ruled.
The legal sector is “riddled with poverty pay and huge wage inequality and junior workers are bearing the brunt”, a trade union has claimed as it bids to attract members from across the legal sector
A former equity partner at leading City firm Simmons & Simmons has failed in her second attempt to have claims of race and sex discrimination heard in England and Wales.
A pioneering online wellbeing course has been launched to encourage lawyers to “work sensibly” and avoid becoming “so stressed out they can’t cope”. It is the first course of its kind aimed specifically at lawyers.
The Independent Press Standards Organisation has upheld in part a complaint made by Leigh Day against The Sun over its coverage of the disciplinary case brought against the firm.
Last year saw solid real-terms growth for mid-sized law firms, with median growth of 4.2% the result of increased fee income rather than simply more fee-earners, new figures have shown.