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  • S&G settles Quindell action for less than 2% of claim value
    Slater & Gordon has settled its claim against what was Quindell Group on the eve of trial – for just £11m, or 1.7% of the £637m claim. There were no admissions of liability. The post S&G settles Quindell action for less than 2% of claim value appeared first on Legal Futures.
  • Barristers warned over social media misuse “at all times”
    Barristers who use social media inappropriately will face disciplinary action even if they believe they are doing so in their private capacity, the Bar Standards Board has warned. The post Barristers warned over social media misuse “at all times” appeared first on Legal Futures.
  • High Court upgrades solicitor’s “lenient” fine to strike-off
    The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal was too lenient in only fining a solicitor who had clients pay money into his personal bank account, High Court has ruled. The post High Court upgrades solicitor’s “lenient” fine to strike-off appeared first on Legal Futures.
  • Legal Services Board eyes its own transparency push
    The Legal Services Board could steal a march on the Solicitors Regulation Authority by holding at least one of its board meetings in public, it has emerged. The post Legal Services Board eyes its own transparency push appeared first on Legal Futures.
  • Solicitor used account as bank facility “to save client”
    A solicitor acting as a company’s in-house lawyer who said he had to use his client account to make various payments while its bank account was frozen has been sanctioned by the regulator. The post Solicitor used account as bank facility “to save client” appeared first on Legal Futures.
  • Thompsons staves off pay strike with last-minute offer
    Trade union firm Thompsons has produced a last-minute offer involving non-monetary benefits and profit shares to stave off staff picketing its offices across the country today in a dispute over pay. The post Thompsons staves off pay strike with last-minute offer appeared first on Legal Futures.

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  • Sir Clive Callman obituary
    Sir Clive Callman, who has died aged 92, was a circuit judge, and, for 24 years, a deputy high court judge in the family division. He led a long, vibrant and determined life. Arguably ahead of his time, he insisted on putting the child’s needs at the heart of every divorce case that came before […]
  • Scottish judges delay ruling in Boris Johnson contempt of court case
    Most senior judge says court needs to ensure PM does not try to block Brexit extensionLatest Brexit news – live updatesScottish judges have delayed a final ruling on whether Boris Johnson is in contempt of court to ensure he agrees to an extension to Brexit.Lord Carloway, the country’s most senior judge, said they needed to […]
  • Rest assured, Boris Johnson won’t be allowed to ride roughshod over our laws | Gina Miller
    A bullying No 10 is trying to stop the EU granting Britain an extension. What matters is the law, and my lawyers are ready• Gina Miller is a campaigner who has twice defeated the government in the supreme courtDespite another defeat in Saturday’s parliamentary sitting, Boris Johnson may yet have the last laugh. While all […]
  • Farewell the ‘porn block’ – a PR exercise but lousy policy | Amy Orben
    Without greater access to our online habits, politicians cannot frame laws for the digital ageThe UK government’s porn block was a dead man walking for months, if not years. It is long overdue that this attempt to curb children’s access to online pornography is scrapped. Almost two years ago, a close colleague and I sat […]
  • 'More BAME people likely to be targeted' under relaxed stop-and-search rules
    Official report finds disparity in use of tactic and says this may be partly down to discrimination by officersMore people from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds are likely to be targeted under relaxed stop-and-search rules, despite not having committed crimes, an official report has said.Evidence also suggested “changes in the level of stop and […]
  • Liberty fails in legal bid aimed at preventing a no-deal Brexit
    Court of appeal unanimously rejects request for urgent hearing before Commons voteAll the latest Brexit developments – liveThe court of appeal in London has refused the human rights organisation Liberty permission to have heard an urgent application seeking to prevent Boris Johnson crashing out of the EU without a deal.Three senior judges, the lord chief […]