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- ‘Email threat’ barrister feared “vindictive campaign” against pupilThe drunken barrister who threatened a fellow member of chambers over a tenancy application did so because he believed there was a “vindictive campaign” to damage the pupil’s prospects. The post ‘Email threat’ barrister feared “vindictive campaign” against pupil appeared first on Legal Futures.
- CILEx calls for permanent power of attorney changeThe Chartered Institute of Legal Executives has called for a permanent law change after the Land Registry began accepting copies of lasting powers of attorney certified by CILEx lawyers. The post CILEx calls for permanent power of attorney change appeared first on Legal Futures.
- Listed law firms post bullish trading updatesTwo listed law firms yesterday issued bullish trading updates, with DWF announcing rising revenues alongside cuts, and Rosenblatt a 38% rise in revenues for the first six months of the year. DWF, the world’s largest listed law firm, has been… Read More The post Listed law firms post bullish trading updates appeared first on Legal […]
- SRA to review regime for checking solicitors’ competenceThe Solicitors Regulation Authority is to launch a review of its approach to solicitors’ continuing competence, amid calls for spot checks or accreditation schemes to reassure consumers. The post SRA to review regime for checking solicitors’ competence appeared first on Legal Futures.
- Freshfields: Covid has “accelerated” innovation culture changeThe demands of working under Covid-19 has led to an accelerated culture change at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, with lawyers much more willing to adopt tech solutions rapidly. The post Freshfields: Covid has “accelerated” innovation culture change appeared first on Legal Futures.
- Legal assistant banned after lying about passing examsA legal assistant who lied about passing his legal executive exams so that his law firm employer would reimburse the course fees has been banned from working in the solicitors’ profession. The post Legal assistant banned after lying about passing exams appeared first on Legal Futures.
- Is the US supreme court having a liberal moment? Not on one crucial issueJohn Roberts sided with the court’s liberal bloc in two notable recent cases, but critics say he’s no swing voter on voting rightsTo an outside observer, it might seem like the US supreme court is having a liberal moment, mostly thanks to one justice. Related: Wisconsin court upholds Republican laws curbing powers of Democratic officials […]
- G4S fined £44m by Serious Fraud Office over electronic taggingAgreement means security firm will avoid prosecution for overcharging the government for tagging offendersSecurity firm G4S has been fined £44m by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) as part of an agreement that will see it avoid prosecution for overcharging the Ministry of Justice for the electronic tagging of offenders, some of whom had died.The SFO […]
- Police apologise to woman told to cover up anti-Boris Johnson T-shirtBritish Transport Police say instruction to Jessie-Lu Flynn at BLM protest was unlawfulPolice have apologised to a woman after she was challenged by officers at a Black Lives Matter demonstration for wearing an anti-Boris Johnson T-shirt and admitted that asking her to cover up the slogan on her clothing was unlawful.Jessie-Lu Flynn, an actor and […]
- Tony Allen obituaryAs a partner of the law firm DMH Stallard, based in Brighton, East Sussex, my brother Tony Allen, who has died aged 76, helped to establish one of the country’s first multi-disciplinary planning practices, combining planning lawyers and chartered planners. He was the planning lawyer that handled the complex application by Brighton and Hove Albion […]
- Pressure mounts on Priti Patel over case of 11-year-old at risk of FGMOpen letter by former judges, leading politicians and campaigners urges home secretary to grant asylum to Sudanese girlBarristers, former judges, politicians and campaigners are among 300 people who have signed an open letter to the home secretary, Priti Patel, urging her to grant asylum to an 11-year-old girl at high risk of female genital mutilation […]
- Supreme court declares large part of east Oklahoma to be Native American landRuling, which includes most of Tulsa, casts doubt on hundreds of convictionsThe US supreme court has ruled that a large part of eastern Oklahoma remains a Native American reservation, a decision state and federal officials warn could throw the entire state into chaos.The court’s 5-4 decision, written by Justice Neil Gorsuch, means that Oklahoma prosecutors […]