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- Solicitor “led judge to believe” she was a barristerAn experienced solicitor-advocate has been struck off for misleading a judge that she was a barrister and then misleading the solicitors on the other side who questioned her behaviour. The post Solicitor “led judge to believe” she was a barrister appeared first on Legal Futures.
- Start-up aims to help NFP sector identify legal nature of problemsAn AI-backed product that uses natural language processing to help not-for-profit agencies identify precisely the legal nature of a problem is set to launch next year. The post Start-up aims to help NFP sector identify legal nature of problems appeared first on Legal Futures.
- Solicitor fails in bid to set aside £700k HMRC statutory demandA solicitor has failed in his effort to set aside a £717,000 statutory demand arising from a guarantee he gave over money his firm owed HM Revenue & Customs. The post Solicitor fails in bid to set aside £700k HMRC statutory demand appeared first on Legal Futures.
- Solicitor struck off after trying to influence medical expertA personal injury solicitor who “improperly attempted” to influence a doctor by turning up to a medical examination of his client in the role of translator has been struck off. The post Solicitor struck off after trying to influence medical expert appeared first on Legal Futures.
- Partner leaves law firm to lead own software companyA partner who set up both a commercial law firm and a HR software company has sold his stake in the legal practice to take charge of the software business. The post Partner leaves law firm to lead own software company appeared first on Legal Futures.
- SRA slices £6m off budget while missing performance targetsThe Solicitors Regulation Authority’s budget is to fall 7% – or £6m – in the next year, against the background of failing to meet two of its three performance targets. The post SRA slices £6m off budget while missing performance targets appeared first on Legal Futures.
- A second referendum and curbs on migration | LettersReaders debate freedom of movement, a people’s vote and the finer points of law surrounding article 50Jonathan Freedland is right to argue that the EU is not going to bust apart its treaty laws just to give anti-foreigner forces here some comfort (Winning a second referendum is possible – with Europe’s help, 15 December). Indeed, […]
- Hundreds of trafficked children ‘lost’ by local authoritiesAs nearly 25% go missing from council care, studies claim the system is failing victims of traffickingA quarter of trafficked children who were in the care of local authorities in the UK last year have going missing from the system, according to new research by two British charities that work with vulnerable children.The new figures […]
- High levels of pepper-spray misuse found in prisons pilot schemePrisons charity calls for halt to rollout after it finds officers routinely breached guidanceMinisters have been urged to halt the planned rollout of pepper spray to prison officers after an analysis found it may have been used in breach of official guidance in almost two thirds of recorded incidents during a pilot scheme.When the decision […]
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg: the soft-spoken justice turned pop culture iconThis month sees the release of the year’s second film about the ‘Notorious RBG’, seen as a hero of the left in the era of TrumpMany Americans might struggle to identify a single supreme court justice. But Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s face adorns T-shirts, pins and memorabilia found at gift shops across the country. She is […]
- High court dismisses woman's attempt to prosecute police spyWoman deceived into sexual relationship with Jim Boyling says judges’ ruling is appallingAn environmental campaigner who was deceived by a police spy into a sexual relationship has lost an attempt to have him prosecuted.The campaigner, known as Monica because she was granted anonymity, said the ruling by two high court judges was “appalling and hard […]
- Courts preparing for Brexit surge in cases, top judge revealsLord chief justice says extra staff may be hired to deal with influx of claims and actionsThe courts in England and Wales are making emergency preparations for an influx of claims and actions likely to be triggered by Brexit, the lord chief justice has revealed.Lord Burnett of Maldon said extra staff may be recruited. He […]