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Third of Scottish solicitors “have faced threats or actual violence”

17 September 2018

A third of Scottish solicitors have been victims of violence or threatening behaviour in connection with their work, according to an “alarmed” Law Society of Scotland.


Solicitor not entitled to “guaranteed basic salary” of £40,000

11 September 2018

An employment tribunal has rejected claims by a solicitor that he was entitled to a “guaranteed basic salary” of £40,000 and found instead that he was working on a commission basis.


Women in the Law UK gears up for London launch

21 August 2018

Women in the Law UK, the Manchester-based lobbying, networking and support organisation, is gearing up for its launch in London next month.


“Whistleblower” ex-partner sues firm for constructive dismissal

15 August 2018

A former salaried partner of a Manchester law firm is suing for constructive dismissal on the grounds that she blew the whistle on alleged accounts rule breaches.


Overheard pub talk “showed solicitor’s redundancy was bogus”

10 August 2018

A solicitor has been allowed to use a leaked internal email and overheard pub conversation as evidence for a discrimination claim against his former firm.


“Significant barriers” exist for disabled lawyers

16 July 2018

Disabled people seeking employment or working in the legal profession are “an untapped resource”, according to ground-breaking research.


Law firm discriminated against blind ex-managing partner

11 July 2018

A Brighton law firm discriminated against its blind former managing partner on the grounds of disability, an employment tribunal has found.


Female leadership programmes need to start delivering, says PLC boss

25 June 2018

Female leadership programmes within law firms need to “walk the talk” and actually increase women’s representation at the top of the legal profession.


LSE and Oxford deliver highest earnings for law graduates, research reveals

18 June 2018

Studying law at the London School of Economics and Oxford University are the best for men and women respectively in terms of their career earnings, ground-breaking new research has found.


ABS launches programme to retrain lawyers in commercial contracts work

15 June 2018

Pioneering alternative business structure Riverview Law has launched a recruitment scheme for lawyers who want to retrain to handle commercial contract work. The first cohort of its ‘Legal Re-Train’ programme has taken in 10 solicitors from family law, personal injury, litigation, industrial disease and employment for a two-year training programme.

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20 September 2018
Simon McCrum

Why don’t lawyers do what you ask them to do?

Having been team leader, department head, division head and managing partner, I understand well the frustration (and anger) that managing partners and CEOs voice to me: “We’ve asked them a dozen times, but still they aren’t doing what we need!”

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