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  • Top judge calls for ABS transparency amid “commercialisation” of PI
    A Court of Appeal judge has called on legal regulators to make public who owns alternative business structures to bring greater transparency to the personal injury market. The post Top judge calls for ABS transparency amid “commercialisation” of PI appeared first on Legal Futures.
  • Restraint order for man who accused solicitors of fraud
    The High Court has slapped an extended civil restraint order on a man who claimed the application was an attempt “to legitimise” a law firm’s attempt to defraud him. The post Restraint order for man who accused solicitors of fraud appeared first on Legal Futures.
  • Solicitor suspended for firm’s work for dodgy trust business
    A solicitor has been suspended for his role in his firm acting for a client that scammed elderly people out of £500,000 with so-called estate preservation trusts. The post Solicitor suspended for firm’s work for dodgy trust business appeared first on Legal Futures.
  • Solicitor launches AI-backed platform to engage with clients
    An artificial intelligence-backed platform designed to elicit key information from new law firm clients and put them at their ease has launched in the UK, initially targeted at family law practices. The post Solicitor launches AI-backed platform to engage with clients appeared first on Legal Futures.
  • Flexible operating hours revived with civil and family court pilots
    The Ministry of Justice today put flexible operating hours for courts back on the table, but its proposed pilots will be in civil and family only, after listening to objections to them in criminal courts. The post Flexible operating hours revived with civil and family court pilots appeared first on Legal Futures.
  • Law firm pays £20,000 compensation for unfair dismissal
    A law firm accounts clerk who faced false allegations of sexually harassing a fellow employee has accepted damages of £20,000 after winning his claim of unfair constructive dismissal. The post Law firm pays £20,000 compensation for unfair dismissal appeared first on Legal Futures.

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  • Victorian election: what the parties are promising
    Many of the major parties’ policies are about how to manage Melbourne’s record population growth of more 125,000 people a yearThe contest on education pits the government’s aim to spend big on bricks and mortar against a Coalition that wants to bring education back to the ‘basics’The awareness of family violence is high following the […]
  • Hong Kong protesters go on trial as fight for democracy continues
    Case highlights failure to honour promise of free elections, say campaigners Three leading Hong Kong democracy campaigners behind the 2014 pro-democracy “umbrella movement” have pleaded not guilty to public nuisance charges.Sociology professor Chan Kin-man, law professor Benny Tai, and Christian minister Chu Yiu-ming – founded the Occupy Central movement in 2013 and are among nine […]
  • ‘It’s not justice’: wife of detained Interpol chief faces down China
    Grace Meng’s husband vanished – and neither Beijing nor his employer would help her find himSlight, urbane and with a doctorate in economics, Grace Meng seems an unlikely candidate to take on the might of the Chinese state.Until last month she was living in expatriate obscurity in the French city of Lyon, where her husband, […]
  • Bringing Rajapaksa back to power would be ruin of Sri Lanka
    Torture risk means UK Home Office asylum policy needs urgent reviewThe dangers of a return to power of Mahinda Rajapaksa cannot be overstated. When he was president, torture in Sri Lanka was routine. Tens of thousands of civilians were killed in just a few months at the end of the civil war in 2009, in […]
  • Whiplash bill is ruse to harm workers’ rights | Letters
    Increasing the small claims limit to £2,000 would mean that workers suffering injuries that include a collapsed lung, a fractured wrist or elbow and loss of front teeth, are denied access to justice, write five trade union general secretariesOn Tuesday of next week, the civil liability bill is expected to complete its passage through parliament. […]
  • Julian Assange charges: everything you need to know
    What is WikiLeaks founder potentially being charged with, and what could happen next?We don’t know for sure. But a mistake in a document filed by the US authorities in an unrelated case hints that criminal charges may have been prepared in secret. Continue reading...