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  • Tribunal savages SRA witnesses as prosecution left in tatters
    The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal has savaged two witnesses who gave evidence on behalf of the Solicitors Regulation Authority against a Yorkshire sole practitioner. The post Tribunal savages SRA witnesses as prosecution left in tatters appeared first on Legal Futures.
  • Call for “real inclusion” rather than tick boxes at the Bar
    The Bar should focus on “real inclusion” and “actionable, practical steps” to improve diversity rather than tick boxes, a black barrister and human rights activist has argued. The post Call for “real inclusion” rather than tick boxes at the Bar appeared first on Legal Futures.
  • Circuit judge wins online harassment injunction
    A circuit judge has won an injunction against a disgruntled litigant in person who created a website to attack him and his family, and had thrown out as vexatious an attempt to counter-claim. The post Circuit judge wins online harassment injunction appeared first on Legal Futures.
  • Solicitor helped himself to £88,000 from dementia sufferer
    A solicitor who helped himself to almost £88,000 from a dementia victim for whom he was acting under a power of attorney has been struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal. The post Solicitor helped himself to £88,000 from dementia sufferer appeared first on Legal Futures.
  • McKenzie Friends giving “biased and misleading” online advice
    McKenzie Friends are giving “biased and misleading” advice to vulnerable family litigants, an academic study of online posts has found. It found “many negative attitudes expressed towards lawyers". The post McKenzie Friends giving “biased and misleading” online advice appeared first on Legal Futures.
  • DWF unveils largest acquisition by listed law firm
    DWF is to make the biggest acquisition by a listed law firm to date by spending more than £40m on a leading Spanish practice. The news came as the firm announced positive half-year results. The post DWF unveils largest acquisition by listed law firm appeared first on Legal Futures.

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  • Aung San Suu Kyi criticised in court over 'silence' on Myanmar rape claims
    Leader’s silence ‘says far more than your words’, lawyer says during genocide hearingAung San Suu Kyi has been told her silence over allegations of sexual violence and rape carried out against Rohingya people in Myanmar “says far more than your words”, on the third day of the international court of justice’s hearing into accusations of […]
  • The threat to our democracy buried in the Tory manifesto | Letters
    Boris Johnson didn’t like it when MPs and judges stood up to him, writes Heather LeybournI am aware of the dilemma many readers face when it comes to voting. One particular issue that I would ask them to consider, which has received very little scrutiny during the election campaign, is the protection of parliamentary democracy.Hidden […]
  • Factchecking Aung San Suu Kyi's claims over genocide allegations
    Myanmar leader tells court in The Hague that civilian deaths were not genocide but part of a civil warShe might have been saving her best defence for the highest stage of all. But the arguments advanced by Aung San Suu Kyi at The Hague in response to allegations including genocide were much the same as […]
  • Aung San Suu Kyi tells court: Myanmar genocide claims ‘factually misleading’
    De facto PM defends actions of government, saying attacks were initiated by insurgentsThe Nobel peace prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has defended Myanmar’s government against accusations of genocide at the international court of justice, calling the allegations an “incomplete and misleading factual picture of the situation”.Addressing a bench of 17 judges from around the […]
  • The Lib Dems have the most radical approach to crime and justice | Jamie Grierson
    While the Tories take a hard line and Labour aims to divert young people from crime, the Lib Dems offer a public health approachAmelia Gentleman: The Tories spout empty promises on righting the wrongs of WindrushFrom the off, the Conservative party hardline approach on crime and justice under Johnson’s premiership became clear: 20,000 new police […]
  • Aung San Suu Kyi impassive as genocide hearing begins
    World’s failure to act over Myanmar is ‘stain on collective conscience’, UN court toldAung San Suu Kyi has sat impassively through graphic accounts of mass murder and rape perpetrated by Myanmar’s military at the start of a three-day hearing into allegations of genocide at the UN’s highest court.“I stand before you to awaken the conscience […]