Firm “fairly dismissed” solicitor in dispute over sitting as judge

18 March 2019

A solicitor has failed in his claim for unfair dismissal after he refused to accede to his firm’s request to stop sitting as a deputy district judge because it needed him to focus on the practice.

What amounts to sexual harassment in law firms “evolving fast”

12 March 2019

What is defined as harassment in law firms is evolving fast and a telephone call or text that was previously thought innocent might now be considered to be inappropriate, experts have warned.

Hallett tells senior lawyers to step up on discrimination

11 March 2019

Top women judges have called on senior lawyers to take responsibility for ensuring there is no sexual discrimination in their organisations rather than leaving it to diversity specialists.

IWD: Female innovators to launch She Breaks the Law

8 March 2019

Three women working in the field of law firm innovation are launching a new network next month. She Breaks the Law aims to support female leaders who are “delivering legal services differently”.

IWD: Law Society sets out blueprint for gender equality

8 March 2019

The Law Society has published 39 recommendations to help legal businesses deliver equality for women in the law, amid continuing reports of discrimination and harassment.

IWD: Women lawyers call for “radical change” to aid progression

8 March 2019

Radical changes to flexible working arrangements, along with mentoring and sponsorship programmes, and improvements to parental leave have topped the list of reforms listed by women lawyers.

Tribunal orders defunct law firm to pay staff outstanding wages

7 March 2019

A defunct family law firm has been criticised by an employment tribunal and ordered to pay two female members of staff unpaid wages and damages.

Crime barristers threaten unilateral action over working hours

26 February 2019

Criminal law barristers cannot go on without “sensible parameters” for sitting hours and overnight working and will take action if the judiciary does not, the head of their representative body said yesterday.

From law student to partner in less than 12 months

22 February 2019

A trainee chartered legal executive has spoken about how she is due to become a partner in a law firm less than 12 months after finishing her law degree.

Ex-partner loses challenge to City firm’s refund demand

21 February 2019

A former partner at City firm Watson Farley & Williams has lost his High Court challenge to an arbitrator’s ruling that he must repay almost $68,000 (£52,000) to the firm.

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18 April 2019

Protectionism: Is it really all that bad?

So we are about to launch head first in to another great legal services experiment. Away with all those restrictive practices that successive governments consider so heinous. All hail innovation and market forces.

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