Bullying and harassment calls to legal helpline double

23 January 2019

Calls from lawyers complaining of bullying and harassment to health support charity LawCare almost doubled last year, but there has been no massive spike in calls about sexual harassment.

Top firm uses computer simulations to train new partners

9 January 2019

UK/US giant Hogan Lovells is using computer simulations of legal practices to train new equity partners in how to run a law firm, it has emerged.

No TUPE protection for most staff shed in Lawyers Inc takeover

8 January 2019

Only five out of 22 lawyers and staff who lost their jobs when Hull firm Ingrams collapsed were protected by the TUPE regulations when the firm was effectively taken over by an innovative ABS.

PDS employee “unfairly dismissed” after work with murderer

7 January 2019

The Public Defender Service unfairly dismissed an employee who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder after her work debriefing a murderer.

SQE does “violence to law” as academic discipline

11 December 2018

The introduction of the Solicitors Qualifying Examination does “significant violence to law as an academic discipline and to our colleagues and students”, law lecturers have argued.

Discrimination claims against leading firm an “abuse of process”

11 December 2018

An employment tribunal has ruled that claims of racial discrimination and harassment brought against national firm Shoosmiths amount to an abuse of process.

Labour promises Bar training overhaul as part of legal reforms

26 November 2018

A Labour government will reform barristers’ training by putting it back in the hands of the Inns of Court and ending the “profiteering” by commercial providers, Baroness Chakrabarti has said.

Training review professors criticise “rudimentary” SQE

21 November 2018

The four lead researchers behind the Legal Education and Training Review, which paved the way for radical changes in legal education, have criticised the Solicitors Qualifying Examination.

Law firm pays £20,000 compensation for unfair dismissal

16 November 2018

A law firm accounts clerk who faced false allegations of sexually harassing a fellow employee has accepted damages of £20,000 after winning his claim of unfair constructive dismissal.

City firm did not unfairly dismiss employee, tribunal rules

9 November 2018

City firm DAC Beachcroft acted with “conspicuous good faith” when dealing with a pregnant employee facing redundancy, a tribunal has ruled.

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