Small firms “unable to pay for the best lawyers”

18 February 2020

Smaller law firms are unable to pay the high salaries that top candidates for jobs are demanding and this is putting them under economic pressure, a survey of 4,000 practices has concluded.

Sexist comments “remain rife” in legal profession

17 February 2020

Some 58% of women in the legal profession say they or women they work with have received inappropriate comments from male colleagues relating to their gender, new research has found.

Sharp drop in LPC pass rate

17 February 2020

Pass rates on the legal practice course have fallen significantly, while the achievement gap between white and ethnic minority students remains large, new research has found.

Boutique firm first to commit to ethical quality mark

17 February 2020

A niche London disputes practice has become the first law firm to sign up to the Good Business Charter – an ethical business initiative that supported by both the CBI and TUC.

The law “has echoes” of pre #metoo film industry

13 February 2020

The law has many of the elements of the film industry that led Harvey Weinstein being tried for multiple sexual offences, it has been claimed.

Family lawyers “disproportionately female and white”

11 February 2020

Three-quarters of family lawyers are women, while those from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds are under-represented, ground-breaking research has indicated.

Age discrimination solicitor awarded £13k in damages

7 February 2020

An experienced property solicitor who won a claim of age discrimination after being rejected for a job at a law firm, has been awarded damages of £13,200. Nearly half of this was aggravated damages.

First apprentice qualifies as chartered legal executive

7 February 2020

A paralegal at listed law firm DWF has become the first chartered legal executive to qualify through an apprenticeship, an appropriate landmark for National Apprenticeship Week.

Law firm discriminated against disabled paralegal

6 February 2020

A law firm discriminated against a seriously ill paralegal by dismissing him after only three months while he was on sick leave, an employment tribunal has ruled.

Law lecturers demand delay to SQE

6 February 2020

Five associations representing law lecturers and academics have urged the Solicitors Regulation Authority to delay the introduction of the Solicitors Qualifying Exam.

Solicitors’ wellbeing “worse than schoolteachers”

6 February 2020

Solicitors have an even lower sense of psychological wellbeing on average than the notoriously hard-pressed schoolteachers, according to research published today.

Solicitor rejected for job was victim of age discrimination

29 January 2020

An experienced property solicitor was rejected for a job at a law firm despite being the only person interviewed because of age discrimination, an employment tribunal has ruled.

Disabled lawyers “face daily discrimination”

24 January 2020

Disabled lawyers face both overt and ‘unconscious’ discrimination on a daily basis, such as “rituals, practices and attitudes that exclude or undermine them”, according to research published today.

Chambers introduces mandatory “anti-oppression” training

23 January 2020

A London chambers has made it compulsory for all members to attend “anti-oppression” sessions covering the range of protected characteristics.

LawCare callers complaining about bullying double

22 January 2020

The lawyers’ welfare charity LawCare has reported an upsurge in the number of callers complaining about bullying, with reports almost doubling last year.

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17 February 2020

Is the law still a man’s world?

The most recent figures show that women now make up a majority of practising solicitors, but I believe there is still a long way to go to establish the level of women in senior roles in law firms.

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