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- Cricket’s ball-tampering scandal: 10 lessons for financial servicesA recent sports scandal provides helpful guidance for current efforts to improve conduct and culture in the financial services industry.
- FCA plans financial crime guide updateThe FCA has now published a guidance consultation, proposing some amendments and updates to its Financial Crime guide.
- Hotel Management AgreementsA multi-jurisdictional guide to Hotel Management Agreements.
- Brexit - the latest position on EU workers' rightsThe latest position on future status of EU nationals and the key action points for employers.
- Energy storageThe Government has stated its desire for the UK to “lead the development of new markets in areas such as smart energy systems”.
- A register of overseas companies owning UK propertiesDevelopments in the government’s plan to introduce a register of beneficial owners of overseas companies that own UK property or that participate in public procurement.
- Lack of detail in Civil Liability Bill will “severely limit parliamentary scrutiny”, peers warnThe government should set out the definition of whiplash and the levels of compensation claimants will be due on the face of the Civil Liability Bill, rather than leaving them to secondary legislation, so that peers and MPs can understand what they are voting on, a parliamentary committee has said. The post Lack of detail […]
- CILEx Regulation seeks to reassure Lord Chief Justice over alternative business structuresCILEx Regulation has moved to reassure the Lord Chief Justice over his concerns about its application to license alternative business structures. The regulator of chartered legal executives said that it would only look to regulate firms “that are relatively low risk and straightforward”. The post CILEx Regulation seeks to reassure Lord Chief Justice over alternative […]
- BSB investigates how chambers advertise for and recruit pupils to check for “unjustified” barriersThe Bar Standards Board is reviewing whether there are “unjustified and discriminatory barriers to pupillage” at the advertising and recruitment stage, Legal Futures can reveal. Forming part of the Future Bar Training programme, it reflects concerns that access to pupillage is one of the biggest barriers to increasing diversity at the Bar. The post BSB […]
- Ethics expert calls on SRA to take tougher approach to NDAsThe Solicitors Regulation Authority needs to take a tougher approach to non-disclosure agreements, a leading legal ethics expert has told MPs. Professor Richard Moorhead linked the issue to a wider approach to ethics among solicitors that he described as “minimalistic professionalism”, including wrongly seeing the client's interests as paramount. The post Ethics expert calls on […]
- Barrister suspended for repeating false rape claims about colleague and contacting his wifeAn experienced barrister has been suspended from practice for seven months for repeating false rape, assault and conspiracy to murder claims about a fellow barrister in the robing rooms of Crown Courts. He also contacted that barrister’s wife, a solicitor, on LinkedIn, and suggested that her husband was in trouble. The post Barrister suspended for […]
- Government “unlikely” to hit April 2019 target for PI small claims limit as solicitor warns of “have a go” cultureOne of the claimant solicitors working with the Ministry of Justice on the new small claims limit for personal injury cases says he is operating on the assumption that it will not happen until October 2019 at the earliest – six months later than the government’s target. He also warned that the reforms may unintentionally […]
- The Guardian view on Brexit and the Irish border: alchemy fails again | EditorialThe prime minister has wasted precious time backing fanciful plans that looked unworkable from the start. A change of direction is long overdueTheresa May’s desire to combine exit from the EU’s customs union with an invisible border in Northern Ireland is not in doubt. The issue is not how much the prime minister wants a […]
- My naked villany: top judge to preside over West End trial of Richard IIILady Justice Hallett to take to stage to hear the case for and against the last Plantagenet kingHe was one of the most maligned monarchs in English history. Half a millennium on, the quest for the truth about Richard III has not faded. Will Crookback Dick ever receive the justice he deserves? That is the […]
- Alfie Evans' parents lose latest legal battle at UK's highest courtAppeal by family of baby at centre of life-support dispute rejected by supreme court judgesThe parents of a seriously ill baby who want to take him to Italy for treatment have lost the latest round of their legal fight after the UK’s highest court ruled that almost all of their son’s brain had been destroyed.Judges […]
- Ex-Liberian warlord jailed in US for lying about asylum claimMohammed Jabbateh, who has lived in Pennsylvania for 20 years, committed horrendous crimes during Liberia’s first civil warA former Liberian warlord known as “Jungle Jabbah” has been sentenced to 30 years in prison in the US for lying about his role in Liberia’s civil war and the atrocities he committed.Mohammed Jabbateh, 51, who has lived […]
- Labour promises to restore legal aid for housing adviceShadow justice secretary to announce funding pledge to ‘help tens of thousands of people’Labour has pledged to restore legal aid funding for advice in all housing cases, reversing far-reaching cuts imposed by the government five years ago.The commitment – due to be announced in a speech by the shadow justice secretary, Richard Burgon, on Friday […]
- Cliff Richard privacy case: BBC reporter 'praised for breaking raid story'Journalist Dan Johnson says BBC had right to tell public about police search of star’s home and editors made ultimate decisionA leading BBC executive praised the reporter who broke the news of a police raid on Sir Cliff Richard’s house, the high court heard on Thursday. Fran Unsworth, who this year became the BBC’s director […]