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  • Rebuke for solicitor who made offensive comment to blind client
    An experienced partner has been rebuked for making an offensive comment to a registered blind client in front of others after she asked for a form to be enlarged so that she could read it. The post Rebuke for solicitor who made offensive comment to blind client appeared first on Legal Futures.
  • Number of law firms shut down falls to 10-year low
    The number of law firms shut down by the Solicitors Regulation Authority fell to a 10-year low in 2018, but payouts to victims of dishonest solicitors have increased, new figures have shown. The post Number of law firms shut down falls to 10-year low appeared first on Legal Futures.
  • Men twice as likely to run CLC-regulated firms as women
    Men are twice as likely as women to be in managerial roles at law firms overseen by the Council for Licensed Conveyancers despite women making up 74% of the licensed conveyancer community. The post Men twice as likely to run CLC-regulated firms as women appeared first on Legal Futures.
  • Dental regulator named new chief executive of LSB
    The executive director of strategy, policy and communications at the General Dental Council has been named as the new chief executive of the Legal Services Board. The post Dental regulator named new chief executive of LSB appeared first on Legal Futures.
  • High Court refuses employed lawyer pupillage exemption
    The High Court has a rejected a challenge to a decision by the Bar Standards Board refusing to grant an exemption from the first non-practising stage of pupillage. The post High Court refuses employed lawyer pupillage exemption appeared first on Legal Futures.
  • Need to swear an oath? Soon you can ask an accountant
    David Gauke, the Lord Chancellor, has decided to allow the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales to regulate the administration of oaths. The post Need to swear an oath? Soon you can ask an accountant appeared first on Legal Futures.

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  • New thinking on prison sentencing needed | Letters
    A different approach is required, where punishment is not seen as an inevitable escalator of severity, writes Andy Stelman; while Peter Fellows says that a way forward might be to adopt a points system similar to that used to endorse motoring crimeThe helpful info graphic accompanying the Ministry of Justice 2018 statistics (Report, 24 May) […]
  • Brushes with the law: how teaching art to women in prison changed their outlook
    Mim Skinner spent two years teaching prisoners. Now she’s written a book, Jailbirds, to change our view of incarcerated women – and how we can support them on the outsideIf Britain was hit by an apocalypse, Mim Skinner knows the people who would make it through. “The prisoners I’ve worked with are the most flexible, […]
  • Trump's wrecking ball assaults American government. Luckily, it is strongly built | Robert Reich
    The president swings wildly but the people will stay true: the way to beat him is to defend the institutions he would smashAmericans have sharply different views about what government should do, whether on abortion, guns, immigration or any number of hot-button issues. But we broadly agree about how government should go about resolving our […]
  • EU citizens denied vote in European elections to sue UK government
    Exclusive: Campaign groups prepare legal challenge following ‘systemic denial’ of suffrageThe government is facing the prospect of being sued by campaigners for EU citizens in the UK and British nationals abroad who were denied a vote in the European parliament elections.John Halford, a public law specialist at Bindmans, said this week’s electoral fiasco was something […]
  • Lady Chatterley trial: thousands raised to keep judge’s copy in UK
    After an export bar was placed on the copy of DH Lawrence’s novel used in court, readers, writers and publishers have joined drive to save it for the nationA crowdfunding appeal is bringing readers, authors and publishers together to help keep the copy of Lady Chatterley’s Lover used by the judge in the landmark obscenity […]
  • Woman told to pay towards inquest into daughter's death in care
    Mother of Taylor Alice Williams, 17, who died in secure children’s home, is disabled A disabled woman who cannot work has been told to pay thousands of pounds for lawyers to represent her at the inquest into her daughter’s death in a secure children’s home.The Ministry of Justice’s requirement that the mother makes a significant […]