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- Chambers blames government approach to justice system for decision to closeThe impact of Covid-19 on the justice system and the government's response has led a mid-sized London set to announce its closure, saying members are not prepared to take the financial risk they are facing. The post Chambers blames government approach to justice system for decision to close appeared first on Legal Futures.
- Muslim Bar student “forced to defer exam” over headscarf demandA Muslim Bar student felt forced to defer her exams because the BSB said she had to remove her headscarf for ID purposes but could not guarantee that it would a woman who would watch. The post Muslim Bar student “forced to defer exam” over headscarf demand appeared first on Legal Futures.
- 67% of solicitors tell Law Society PC fee is not value for moneyTwo-thirds of solicitors do not consider the practising certificate fee value for money, with many expressing concern at the level being charged given the impact of Covid-19. The post 67% of solicitors tell Law Society PC fee is not value for money appeared first on Legal Futures.
- Barristers step in to support beleaguered Bar studentsBarristers have offered to support the dozens of Bar students who have so far reported major problems with taking their exams, including having to urinate into bottles and buckets at their desks. The post Barristers step in to support beleaguered Bar students appeared first on Legal Futures.
- What price solidarity among legal aid lawyers?Solidarity – or not – between legal aid lawyers is under the spotlight this week, with solicitors from 200 law firms coming together to force a change to immigration fees, but criminal firms falling out. The post What price solidarity among legal aid lawyers? appeared first on Legal Futures.
- SRA shuts down 16-office law firm consolidatorThe Solicitors Regulation Authority has today shut down a 16-office law firm consolidator with 180 staff across the country. It is highly unusual for the regulator to intervene in such a large practice. The post SRA shuts down 16-office law firm consolidator appeared first on Legal Futures.
- Clive Palmer brands WA premier an 'outlaw' in fiery interview as state moves to block $30bn suitSpeaking on ABC radio, the businessman says Mark McGowan was trying to give himself immunity from criminal lawClive Palmer has labelled West Australian premier Mark McGowan an “outlaw”, described claims he is suing the state for $30bn as “bullshit”, and hung up on live radio when asked about a newspaper front page depicting him as […]
- David Lammy: ‘Ex-offenders should have the chance of a clean slate’Those who have made mistakes but have since turned their lives around should be given the chance to contribute• Time to reset: more brilliant ideas to remake the world“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We only have today. Let us begin.” As expressed by Mother Teresa, the idea that you cannot let your […]
- Letter: Lord Lester of Herne Hill obituaryWhile I was deputy and then president of English PEN, we were running the 2005 Free Expression is No Offence campaign, calling for an amendment to the then Labour government’s proposed criminal offence of incitement to religious hatred. Anthony Lester taught us everything we did not know about how to contend with the passage of […]
- Lincoln Crawford obituaryRace equality campaigner who became one of Britain’s first black barristers and conducted a number of high-profile inquiriesLincoln Crawford, who has died aged 75, was a trailblazer for black barristers. He also contributed to an extraordinary range of public and voluntary bodies, in which his driving force was racial justice and the bringing of ethnic […]
- Lord Lester of Herne Hill obituaryLawyer who made a huge contribution to Britain’s groundbreaking legislation on racial and gender equalityThe lawyer Anthony Lester, who has died aged 84, was the author of the groundbreaking legislation on racial and gender equality introduced in Britain by Harold Wilson’s Labour government in the 1970s. He was also the single most influential voice in […]
- South Wales police lose landmark facial recognition caseCall for forces to drop tech use after court ruled it breached privacy and broke equalities lawCampaigners are calling for South Wales police and other forces to stop using facial recognition technology after the court of appeal ruled that its use breached privacy rights and broke equalities law.The demand by Liberty followed a landmark ruling […]