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  • Regional firm’s motoring law chatbot “first of many”
    A regional law firm has launched a motoring law chatbot, with its solicitor creator saying he wanted to stop non-lawyers from deciding the direction of legal technology. The post Regional firm’s motoring law chatbot “first of many” appeared first on Legal Futures.
  • Barrister should not have been suspended for “robing room gossip”
    An experienced barrister should not have been suspended for “mere gossip” in the robing rooms of Crown Courts, the High Court was told this week. The post Barrister should not have been suspended for “robing room gossip” appeared first on Legal Futures.
  • BSB will be “held to account” over poor criminal advocacy
    The Bar Standards Board was told yesterday that it will be held to account over how it deals with poor-quality criminal advocacy after its decision to ditch QASA. The post BSB will be “held to account” over poor criminal advocacy appeared first on Legal Futures.
  • High Court backs bankrupt barrister in fees battle
    Any fees not yet paid to a barrister at the time of his bankruptcy do not vest in his trustee in bankruptcy if they arise on a non-contractual basis, the High Court has ruled. The post High Court backs bankrupt barrister in fees battle appeared first on Legal Futures.
  • Bank backing for listed firm’s acquisition ambitions
    Knights Group – the Staffordshire-based law firm that listed in June – has secured bank funding to support its strategy to complete at least three acquisitions by April 2020. The post Bank backing for listed firm’s acquisition ambitions appeared first on Legal Futures.
  • Barrister permanently banned from direct access work
    A barrister already suspended multiple times by Bar disciplinary tribunals has been fined a total of £4,000 and permanently banned from direct access work. The post Barrister permanently banned from direct access work appeared first on Legal Futures.

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  • England and Wales see fewest prosecutions since records began
    ONS figures also show an overall increase in recorded crime to 5.5m offencesThe number of prosecutions in England and Wales has reached a record low despite an increase in recorded crime overall, according to Ministry of Justice figures.The data showed 1.61 million people were either prosecuted or given an “out-of-court disposal” in the year ending […]
  • Trinidad judge loses bid to halt legal inquiry into his private life
    Chief justice Ivor Archie had tried to stop law association’s investigation which could lead to his removal from officeJudges in London have dismissed an attempt by the chief justice of Trinidad and Tobago to halt a legal investigation into his private life and alleged business dealings.Ivor Archie had been facing mounting public criticism over his […]
  • Ben Stokes should have faced assault charge, says man he felled
    Ryan Hale was punched in the face by the cricketer, who was acquitted of affrayA former soldier knocked unconscious by England cricketer Ben Stokes during a street brawl in Bristol has said he cannot understand why the sportsman was not charged with assault by the Crown Prosecution Service.Stokes was acquitted of affray this week after […]
  • Spaghetti injunction: Pastafarianism is not a religion, Dutch court rules
    Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster follower denied right to wear colander in ID photosThe Dutch council of state has ruled that Pastafarianism is not a religion, denying a follower of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster the right to wear a colander on her head in her passport and driving licence photo.Mienke de […]
  • It's time for #MeToo in the Catholic church | David Clohessy
    Predator priests will only face justice when those they abused find the courage to speak up“It’s all about the bishops.” That’s the single most damning line from a new, 1,300-page report, released by the Pennsylvania supreme court on Tuesday, which found that 300 predator priests in the state had abused more than 1,000 children since […]
  • How our lives end must no longer be a taboo subject | Kathryn Mannix
    The recent supreme court ruling underlines how important it is to let relatives and carers know our wishes in advanceAny day spent in a hospital emergency department shows how the illusion that we are in control of our lives can be shattered by the laws of nature, which can catastrophically change everything, unexpectedly rendering us […]