Barristers told: Don’t be so negative with colleagues

18 April 2019

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.

Union rallies lawyers to fight “poverty pay” in legal sector

16 April 2019

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

Ex-Simmons partner “must bring discrimination claim in France”

15 April 2019

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.

Wellbeing course aims to help lawyers “work sensibly”

15 April 2019

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.

Female lawyers speak out over pregnancy discrimination

11 April 2019

The personal experience of chartered legal executives shows that more needs to be done to stop pregnant women and new mothers being “punished” by employers, their representative body has argued.

Solicitor’s discrimination claim to continue despite Twitter campaign

11 April 2019

A US firm has failed to strike out a discrimination claim brought by a former corporate lawyer in its London office, after a tribunal found her not responsible for a friend’s Twitter campaign against it.

Victim of senior partner’s f-word tirades awarded £47,000

5 April 2019

A paralegal subjected to f-word tirades by the boss of a London law firm has been awarded £47,000 by an employment tribunal. But it said proven acts of harassment did not cause her mental breakdown.

Instances of judges bullying female barristers exaggerated, says LCJ

4 April 2019

The problem of male judges bullying female barristers in court has been exaggerated, the Lord Chief Justice suggested yesterday. But Lord Burnett said he was concerned about reports of sexism at the criminal Bar.

Pupil recruitment system “not virtue signalling”, QC says

27 March 2019

The first chambers to use a recruitment system which provides ‘contextual’ information to improve diversity is not “virtue signalling”, the head of its pupillage committee has said.

Partner wins sexual assault claim against former firm

25 March 2019

A solicitor has won a claim of sexual harassment against her former firm after one of its partners was found to have tried to kiss her on two separate occasions.

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Protectionism: Is it really all that bad?

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