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- SRA loses appeal over failed Leigh Day mega-prosecutionThe High Court has dismissed an appeal by the SRA against a disciplinary tribunal’s decision to clear Martyn Day, two colleagues and his firm Leigh Day over the Al-Sweady case. The post SRA loses appeal over failed Leigh Day mega-prosecution appeared first on Legal Futures.
- Law firms look to leverage data in battle with new providersLaw firms big and small are increasingly viewing AI software and particularly the exploitation of data as integral to business health amid growing competition from non-lawyer providers. The post Law firms look to leverage data in battle with new providers appeared first on Legal Futures.
- SRA prosecutes solicitor for second time over same caseThe Solicitors Regulation Authority is taking the unusual step of prosecuting a solicitor for the second time over the same collapsed investment scheme. He was previously suspended for a year. The post SRA prosecutes solicitor for second time over same case appeared first on Legal Futures.
- Growing use of AI to give law firm insurers headachesThere may need to be some coverage disputes before indemnity insurers work out how to deal with bad advice given by AI systems used by lawyers, a City firm has warned. The post Growing use of AI to give law firm insurers headaches appeared first on Legal Futures.
- Whiplash portal “on track” for April 2020 launchThe man charged with delivering the whiplash portal said yesterday that he expects to meet the timetable of putting it out for testing next autumn and launch in April 2020. The post Whiplash portal “on track” for April 2020 launch appeared first on Legal Futures.
- Clients “must be told whether legal advice is AI or human”As legal advice is increasingly driven by AI, clients will have to be informed whether they are being advised by a machine or a human lawyer, a top judge has urged. The post Clients “must be told whether legal advice is AI or human” appeared first on Legal Futures.
- Turkey should look to its own brutal treatment of journalists | Kenan MalikWe must not forget the country’s appalling treatment of its own dissidents since the failed coup in 2016Five months ago, I wrote of Osman Kavala, a Turkish public intellectual arrested by the Turkish authorities. He has now spent a year behind bars and has still to be charged with an offence.Kavala is, in the eyes […]
- Bullies too often go unchecked – and not just in Westminster | Gaby HinsliffIt’s a problem that buck-passing managers often ignore. But the damage is immenseThe shouting was audible from the end of the corridor, but it was only when I got close that it was clear what was actually happening. A well-known broadcaster, who shall not be named despite richly deserving it, was bawling at an obviously […]
- Back the Gender Recognition Act reform. It’s the feminist thing to do | Ellie Mae O’HaganIntroducing self-identification has not led to problems in other countries. On this final day of consultation I urge feminists to support this progressive stepToday is the final day that anyone can fill in the consultation for the Gender Recognition Act. So let’s start with what the Gender Recognition Act actually is. If you want to […]
- UK is endangering people's health by denying their right to clean air, says UNWorld body urges Conservative government to ‘step up and show leadership’ on the air pollution crisisThe UK government is putting the health of millions of its citizens at risk by failing to tackle the country’s air pollution crisis, according the UN’s special rapporteur on human rights and the environment.David Boyd said people’s right to breathe […]
- David Gauke: priority must be protecting women when placing transgender prisonersJustice secretary criticises failures in Karen White case but says issue has to be handled sensitivelyProtecting women in custody should be prioritised when placing transgender prisoners, the justice secretary has told the Guardian, criticising the safeguarding failures that led to Karen White being transferred to a female prison. David Gauke said cases of prisoners presenting […]
- PEN America sues Trump for violating first amendment rightsLawsuit argues ‘threats and retaliatory actions’ against the president’s critics in the media are unconstitutionalThe novelist Jennifer Egan has branded Donald Trump’s praise for a Republican who attacked a Guardian reporter “horrifying”, after the writers’ organisation PEN America filed a lawsuit against the president for violating the US constitution’s first amendment.“It would be shocking at […]