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Partner died in wake of misconduct allegations

14 October 2019

A partner at Eversheds Sutherland was found dead hours after being suspended from work for alleged sexual behaviour towards women colleagues at a Christmas party, an inquest heard last week.


Chambers teams up with law school for advocacy module

14 October 2019

Barristers from Exchange Chambers have teamed up with Lancaster University Law School to develop and deliver an undergraduate advocacy module for students.


LawCare names mental health champions

10 October 2019

LawCare has today launched a new advocacy scheme to mark World Mental Health Day. It has appointed 14 champions from a wide variety of legal backgrounds.


Trade union firm faces trade union-organised strike

9 October 2019

Leading trade union law firm Thompsons is facing a strike over pay – and pickets lines at its offices across the country – organised by a trade union. It blames the squeeze in PI for not meeting the demands.


Tribunal rejects claims from ‘partner’ who sued as employee

9 October 2019

A former salaried partner, permitted by an employment tribunal earlier this year to sue her law firm as an employee, has lost all but one of her claims.


Women face “sticky floor, not glass ceiling” after children

7 October 2019

Women lawyers returning to work after maternity leave face “not so much a glass ceiling as a sticky floor” and should recognise that a perfect work-life balance is impossible, a conference was told last week.


Bad behaviour by male barristers “still abounds”

1 October 2019

Inappropriate behaviour by male barristers in robing rooms and at Bar messes “still abounds”, with many women afraid to speak out, the Association of Women Barristers has said.


SRA could tell law firms to pay for trainees’ SQE skills tests

1 October 2019

The SRA could ask law firms to pay for their own research and writing skills tests when hiring trainees, instead of testing them in stage 1 of the new Solicitors Qualifying Exam, it has emerged.


Family courts “failing” McFarlane’s wellbeing challenge

27 September 2019

Many courts have not responded to the encouragement of the president of the Family Division to lay down acceptable working practices so as to improve wellbeing, a leading QC has claimed.


Ex-partner suing firm denied sight of its NDAs

20 September 2019

A former partner suing south-east law firm McMillan Williams over alleged sexual misconduct and harassment has been denied access to any non-disclosure agreements it may have reached.

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16 October 2019

The new SRA accounts rules – a checklist for compliant software

There are a number of changes to the accounts rules from 25 November, which law firm managers and compliance officers will need to take into account in order for their firms not to be in breach.

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