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- Four solicitors struck off after leaving firm in £61m debtFour solicitors have been struck off for their role at a Preston law firm which collapsed owing the scandal-hit Axiom Legal Financing Fund £61m. The post Four solicitors struck off after leaving firm in £61m debt appeared first on Legal Futures.
- ABS owner given $500m to invest by private equity giantA global ‘enterprise legal services company’ that effectively owns a London-based ABS is set for massive growth after Europe’s biggest private equity house took a majority stake. The post ABS owner given $500m to invest by private equity giant appeared first on Legal Futures.
- “Olympics bomb hoax” barrister disbarredBarrister Michael Shrimpton – who was jailed for a bomb hoax at the London Olympics – has been disbarred by a disciplinary tribunal. The post “Olympics bomb hoax” barrister disbarred appeared first on Legal Futures.
- “No way” whiplash portal will be ready for April 2020There are considerable doubts about whether the Ministry of Justice will meet its April 2020 target to introduce the whiplash reforms, this week’s PI Futures event heard. The post “No way” whiplash portal will be ready for April 2020 appeared first on Legal Futures.
- CMC owners face an end to ‘phoenixing’An end to owners of CMCs closing down a distressed firm and opening another – known as ‘phoenixing’ – is on the cards under new proposals from the Financial Conduct Authority. The post CMC owners face an end to ‘phoenixing’ appeared first on Legal Futures.
- Solicitor and barrister both sanctioned for drink drivingA solicitor and barrister have separately been sanctioned for drink-drive offences, although only the latter appeared before a disciplinary tribunal. The post Solicitor and barrister both sanctioned for drink driving appeared first on Legal Futures.
- Invisible killer: how one girl's tragic death could change the air pollution storyIn a far-reaching human rights case, Ella Kissi-Debrah could become the first person to have toxic air given as their cause of death – and finally make this silent killer visible From a tiny office on the top floor of the old town hall in Catford, south-east London, Rosamund Kissi-Debrah is leading a campaign to […]
- Trump demands Kavanaugh vote after lashing out at accuserSenate Republicans threaten Monday vote after reportedly planning to move hearing to Wednesday and have Christine Blasey Ford testify firstDonald Trump has cast doubt on the woman who accused his supreme court pick Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, and blamed opponents for trying to “destroy” his nominee. Related: 'No accident' Brett Kavanaugh's female law clerks […]
- Kweku Adoboli case is an example of Tories’ cruel hostile environment | LettersSusannah Walker says the effectively automatic deportation of non-citizens convicted of crimes for which the penalty is 12 months’ imprisonment is a form of modern-day transportationThe suspension of the deportation of Kweku Adoboli is welcome and hopefully the publicity that his case has attracted will lead to an urgent reappraisal of the policy of deporting […]
- Want to know your rights but only have 60 seconds?London barrister hopes to educate people about the law with bitesize Youtube videosChristian Weaver likes to keep it concise. His video series ‘TheLawin60Seconds’ is pioneering legal advice for an age of supposedly limited attention spans.The 24-year-old lawyer has begun teaching people about their rights in online talks to camera that aim to simplify the complexity […]
- National police unit starts work on 'county lines' drug gangsTeam in Birmingham will develop intelligence and act against serious offendersA team of 38 investigators have begun a national crackdown on county lines drugs gangs, which send children to provincial towns to sell heroin and crack cocaine.The county lines coordination centre, based in Birmingham, is aimed at developing a national intelligence picture of the drugs […]
- Legal action to revoke article 50 referred to European court of justiceJolyon Maugham says ruling is vital step in proving UK can remain within EUA legal action to establish whether the UK can unilaterally stop Brexit has been referred to the European court of justice by the court of session in Edinburgh.The case was brought by a cross-party group of six Scottish MPs, MEPs and MSPs, […]