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  • Listed group eyes PI acquisitions as lawyer directors cash out
    Anexo Group plc – the listed business which combines legal services with credit hire – has raised £7.5m with a view to acquisitions, while two of its lawyer directors have sold shares for £3.2m. The post Listed group eyes PI acquisitions as lawyer directors cash out appeared first on Legal Futures.
  • Solicitor and firm sanctioned over property work
    A law firm earned some £800,000 in fees on three failed property development schemes as well as ‘quick sale’ conveyancing where it acted for both sides, a tribunal has heard. The post Solicitor and firm sanctioned over property work appeared first on Legal Futures.
  • Lawtech products “may need direct regulation”
    Lawtech products may need to be directly regulated as they become more complex, and it is harder for lawyers to understand how the underlying algorithms work, new research has suggested. The post Lawtech products “may need direct regulation” appeared first on Legal Futures.
  • Virtual legal business launches US subsidiary
    A virtual law business that uniquely combines regulated and unregulated legal practices, with lawyers in the UK and across the world, has launched a subsidiary in the USA. The post Virtual legal business launches US subsidiary appeared first on Legal Futures.
  • Groups issue Covid-19 advice for conveyancers
    Five bodies representing conveyancers have joined forces to issue detailed guidance to support the re-opening of the housing market while complying with social distancing. The post Groups issue Covid-19 advice for conveyancers appeared first on Legal Futures.
  • SRA defends decision to prosecute Matthews
    The boss of the Solicitors Regulation Authority has told junior lawyers that he is satisfied that its handling of the Claire Matthews case was “appropriate”. The post SRA defends decision to prosecute Matthews appeared first on Legal Futures.

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  • Privacy group prepares legal challenge to NHS test-and-trace scheme
    Open Rights Group to challenge government over amount of data collected and retainedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePrivacy campaigners are preparing a legal challenge to the NHS’s coronavirus test-and-trace programme as concerns grow about the amount of contact data that will be collected and retained by government.The Open Rights Group (ORG) has instructed […]
  • Lawyers' poems deal with trials of delivering lockdown justice
    Collection published written by and dedicated to those who have kept system goingCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageI need to get a bookcase for the background of my ZoomI need to get a bookcase for an intellectual room Continue reading...
  • Prison release schemes almost impossible to deliver, says watchdog
    Exclusive: plans to release thousands in England and Wales to stem Covid-19 have so far freed fewer than 100Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePrisoners in England and Wales have been left confused by high-profile government announcements that led them to believe thousands of inmates would be temporarily released to mitigate the spread of the […]
  • Clarifying the case of Ramil Safarov | Letter
    Philip Leach of the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre responds to a letter on the Azeri military officer and highlights recent findings of the European court of human rightsTahir Taghizade’s reference to the Ramil Safarov case needs correcting (Letters, 28 May). Mr Safarov, then a lieutenant in the Azerbaijani army, was convicted of the murder […]
  • Eirian Evans obituary
    My aunt, Eirian Evans, who has died aged 104, was the first female solicitor elected to the council of the Law Society.In 1973, she became the first female president of the Chester and North Wales Law Society. Although the battle to admit women to membership of the Law Society had long been fought and eventually […]
  • Survivors of domestic abuse told to give evidence in person at Commons
    Charities alarmed at infection risk as Jacob Rees-Mogg ends committees’ video linksCoronavirus latest: at a glanceDomestic abuse survivors have been told they must appear in person to give evidence to MPs despite raising concerns about coronavirus infection risks. The requirement has raised criticism from charities and campaigning groups. Continue reading...