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- Credit hire and repair costs “recoverable under new portal”PI claimants will be able to recover credit hire and repair costs under the new regime due to come into force next April if the total value of the claim does not exceed £10,000, it has emerged. The post Credit hire and repair costs “recoverable under new portal” appeared first on Legal Futures.
- Report calls for better regulation of criminal defence workAn “effective system” is needed for monitoring the quality of criminal defence lawyers, a report has argued, identifying the way “perverse financial incentives” bear on the provision of services. The post Report calls for better regulation of criminal defence work appeared first on Legal Futures.
- BSB reduces publication periods for misbehaving barristersThe Bar Standards Board is to cut the length of time that sanctions imposed on misbehaving barristers appear on its website, on the Bar Register and when it responds to requests for information. The post BSB reduces publication periods for misbehaving barristers appeared first on Legal Futures.
- New CILEx chief calls for “equality of opportunity”The new president of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives has called for more action to ensure equality of opportunity for his members within the legal profession. The post New CILEx chief calls for “equality of opportunity” appeared first on Legal Futures.
- DWF trainee loses unfair dismissal claim over confidential emailsA trainee solicitor fired by listed law firm DWF for sharing confidential client information with a friend has failed in her unfair dismissal claim before an employment tribunal. The post DWF trainee loses unfair dismissal claim over confidential emails appeared first on Legal Futures.
- Mishcon de Reya tight-lipped over listing rumoursLondon law firm Mishcon de Reya said yesterday that it was looking to raise capital, and refused to confirm or deny media reports that it is eyeing up a listing on the London Stock Exchange. The post Mishcon de Reya tight-lipped over listing rumours appeared first on Legal Futures.
- UK decision to deny EU citizens access to data challenged in courtLawyers say blocking right to records could lead to Home Office errors going uncheckedThe government has been taken to court over its decision to deny European citizens the right to access data the Home Office holds on individuals in immigration cases.In a high court judicial review, campaigners for EU citizens allege that a clause in […]
- Police demands for access to rape victims' phones 'unlawful'Campaigners say people risk no action being taken if they refuse ‘digital strip search’Police and Crown Prosecution Service requests to download the contents of victims’ mobile phones amount to a “digital strip search” and are unlawful, according to a coalition of 10 civil liberties organisations.Launching a campaign challenging controversial “digital processing notices” introduced for police […]
- John Gardner obituaryiMy friend John Gardner, who has died aged 54 of cancer, had a glittering academic career as an expert in legal philosophy and served as professor of jurisprudence at Oxford University.Born in Glasgow to Sylvia (nee Hayward-Jones) and William, who were both lecturers in German at the city’s university, John attended the Glasgow academy. In […]
- Specialist jails aimed at stopping radicalisation are underused, say staffCritics says separation centres entrench ideologies and discriminate against MuslimsJails-within-jails designed to prevent extremists from radicalising vulnerable prisoners are undersubscribed, staff at the specialist units have told officials.The separation centres were launched in 2017 to keep the most influential extremist prisoners from radicalising the broader prison population but critics have accused them of making ideologies […]
- Google pays $11m to jobseekers who alleged age discriminationTech firm settles class-action lawsuit but denies it is unfair to older applicantsGoogle has settled a lawsuit alleging age discrimination in its hiring practices, paying $11m to more than 200 jobseekers who were over 40 when they applied to join the company.Although it has settled the case, Google denies the allegations that it was unfairly […]
- Bailiffs made to wear body cameras in move to end intimidationDecision by Ministry of Justice follows complaints of illegal and aggressive behaviourBailiffs attempting to recover debts from private homes will have to wear body cameras in future to prevent intimidating behaviour, the Ministry of Justice has announced.The decision to make the equipment compulsory follows complaints about the way in which rogue enforcement agents have entered […]