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  • SRA finally names the day when new rulebook comes into force
    The Solicitors Regulation Authority’s new rulebook will come into force some six months later than originally expected. Meanwhile, it has unveiled a new push to check firms' anti-money laundering compliance. The post SRA finally names the day when new rulebook comes into force appeared first on Legal Futures.
  • “Some lawyers have been suffering from GDPR fever”
    Some lawyers have been suffering from “GDPR fever” over the past year and given bad advice based on limited knowledge or too cautious an approach, a leading data protection law specialist has warned. The post “Some lawyers have been suffering from GDPR fever” appeared first on Legal Futures.
  • Susskind: Lawyers wrong to think technology cannot replace them
    Lawyers are wrong to think that there are tasks beyond technology that only they can carry out, Professor Richard Susskind has warned. He urged lawyers to help build the machines, not compete with them. The post Susskind: Lawyers wrong to think technology cannot replace them appeared first on Legal Futures.
  • Some conveyancers “too close to developer clients”, MPs warn
    Some conveyancing solicitors have become “too close to developers” and do not put their clients' interests first, MPs claimed today. They suggested solicitors should part-fund compensation for mis-sold leases. The post Some conveyancers “too close to developer clients”, MPs warn appeared first on Legal Futures.
  • Turnover and profits down at bullish NAHL
    Revenue and profits were down last year at NAHL plc, the company behind National Accident Helpline and owner of three alternative business structures, its annual results showed today. The post Turnover and profits down at bullish NAHL appeared first on Legal Futures.
  • Research presses case to offer legal advice alongside healthcare
    Providing legal advice services in healthcare settings can both improve access to advice and support health services to manage non-clinical demand, but current provision in 380 centres is poorly funded. The post Research presses case to offer legal advice alongside healthcare appeared first on Legal Futures.

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  • Activists project 'refugees welcome' on Acropolis to show crisis not over
    Amnesty says calling migration deal successful ‘flies in face of reality’ given plight of people trapped on Greek islandsActivists have marked the third anniversary of a controversial migration deal between the EU and Turkey by projecting a slogan on to the walls of the Acropolis.Two weeks after Brussels claimed the migration crisis was over, Amnesty […]
  • Radovan Karadžić war crimes sentence increased to life in prison
    Former Bosnian Serb leader given longer sentence over his role in bloody conflictRadovan Karadžić has been sentenced to life in prison at an appeal court in The Hague for his role in mass killings of civilians in the conflict that tore Bosnia apart a quarter century ago.Five judges at the UN-mandated court upheld the 2016 […]
  • Narnia for ever: the internet age demands a copyright rethink
    Writers get welcome protection through copyright and trademark law, but the system is a mess. Francis Spufford’s fan-fiction Narnia novel brings fresh impetus to reform Francis Spufford has written a new Narnia novel: The Stone Table, set between the events of The Magician’s Nephew and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. I’ve read it […]
  • Pilot, lawyer, medic: meet the people who turned video game careers into real ones
    Games can offer a window on to other jobs as well as other worlds. Three players explain how their favourite games guided working life choicesBack in 2016, the current Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed that his interest in the managerial aspect of the beautiful game came from a video game. Having led an […]
  • Police failing to protect rape and abuse victims, says super-complaint
    Data from 11 frontline services shows forces failing to use legal powers, says groupPolice are “systematically failing” to protect victims of domestic and sexual violence, according to campaigners in the second super-complaint made to a national watchdog.The Centre for Women’s Justice (CWJ) has accused police forces of failing to use existing powers to deal with […]
  • ‘It’s not just you who does the jail sentence, it’s the whole family’ | Clare Horton
    Project allows prisoners to reconnect with children and young relatives by writing them a bedtime storyWe’re away from our homes, our children, all our possessions. We can’t always get on the phone to stay in touchwith people,” says Amanda Robins. “We are the ones who have done wrong and the children suffer a lot – […]