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  • June 04, 2024

    IT Review Would Be Disclosed To Court, Post Office Warned

    An internal Post Office report warned that any independent review of the faulty IT system used to prosecute innocent people would have to be disclosed in court, according to documents disclosed to the inquiry into the scandal on Tuesday.

  • June 04, 2024

    Sue Carr Expects Judges To Tap New Powers To Compel ADR

    Judges in England and Wales will increasingly be called upon to use new court powers to compel alternative dispute resolution after a precedent-setting judgment was handed down, the country's most senior judge said Tuesday.

  • June 03, 2024

    Standards Are Murky As Legal Employers Vet Protesters

    As violence in Gaza rages on, law firms have vowed not to employ lawyers whose activism for Palestinian rights they deem unacceptable. But "unacceptable" is in the eye of the beholder, and that makes it difficult for law students and lawyers who advocate for a ceasefire to navigate the workplace and the job market.

  • June 03, 2024

    Ex-Freshfields Partner Accused Of Inappropriate Conduct

    The Solicitors Regulation Authority announced Monday that a former disputes partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP must face a disciplinary tribunal over allegations that he engaged in inappropriate behavior in 2017.

  • June 03, 2024

    Manager Fined £5K Over Accounting Failures At Law Firm

    The managing partner of a northern English law firm has been fined after he failed to obtain accountants' reports and oversaw a shortage of more than £7,000 ($8,911) in the firm's client account, the Solicitors Regulation Authority said Monday.

  • June 03, 2024

    LexisNexis Acquires Belgian Contract Co. Henchman

    LexisNexis Legal & Professional announced Monday the acquisition of Belgium-based contracting drafting platform Henchman.

  • June 03, 2024

    Law Firms Urged To Help Minorities Gain Work Opportunities

    The solicitors' watchdog urged the legal industry Monday to help students from ethnic minorities get more work experience opportunities after a study found that over-reliance on A-Level results and a lack of paid sponsorships could mean those candidates fare worse in qualification exams.

  • June 03, 2024

    Labaton Keller Opens 1st Office Outside US In London

    Labaton Keller Sucharow LLP said Monday it has opened its first office outside the U.S. in London, as the firm looks to expand its services to the U.K. and the rest of Europe.

  • June 03, 2024

    Barrister Loses Disability Bias Case Against Chambers Head

    A barrister who accused the head of an English criminal chambers of bullying in claims for disability discrimination cannot sue after a judge ruled he was not disabled and therefore has no basis for bringing his case.

  • May 31, 2024

    UK Litigation Roundup: Here's What You Missed In London

    This past week in London has seen financier Crispin Odey file a defamation claim against the Financial Times, Ford hit with the latest "Dieselgate" claim and a human rights activist bring a privacy claim against Saudi Arabia. Here, Law360 looks at these and other new claims in the U.K.

  • June 07, 2024

    Clifford Chance Hires New Capital Markets Partner In Frankfurt

    Clifford Chance LLP has brought on a new partner from White & Case LLP to its global capital markets practice in Frankfurt as it aims to strengthen its ability to advise corporate finance clients on a multinational scale.

  • May 31, 2024

    Investor Sues Wealth Managers, Lawyers For Negligence

    A real estate investor has sued a law firm and two finance companies in a London court, claiming they negligently advised her on an investment worth almost £20 million ($25.5 million).

  • May 31, 2024

    Solicitor Struck Off For Using Client's Card At ATM

    The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal has struck off a former partner at a Midlands law firm after she admitted she had been jailed for withdrawing thousands of pounds from an elderly client's bank account.

  • May 31, 2024

    Law Firm Denies Promoting Misleading Investment Scheme

    A law firm has denied an accusation by the Financial Conduct Authority that it assisted a client in promoting a misleading care home investment scheme, arguing it provided legal advice in "good faith" based on the information it was given.

  • June 07, 2024

    Quillon Law Strengthens Litigation Team With Commercial Pro

    Quillon Law LLP has recruited Alina Neal, an experienced litigator, from Stephenson Harwood LLP as counsel as the litigation boutique seeks to expand its commercial and financial disputes practice.

  • May 31, 2024

    Osbornes Law Appoints First Female Managing Partner

    Osbornes Law LLP has appointed Jo Wescott as its new managing partner, marking a historic milestone as she becomes the first woman to hold this position in the law firm's 50-year history.

  • May 31, 2024

    A&O Shearman Boosts NQ Pay To £150K In Line With Rivals

    Allen Overy Shearman Sterling said on Friday that it will be lifting the salaries for newly qualified lawyers in the U.K. to £150,000 ($191,000), matching similar pay rises at Clifford Chance LLP, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP and Linklaters LLP.

  • May 31, 2024

    Ex-Siemens GC Looks Outside Legal Advice Box In New Role

    Aniela Foster-Turner knew as a teenager in Romania that she wanted to be a lawyer. Here, Enoda's new general counsel speaks to Law360 about her path to legal practice, the jobs she has held and the difficulties GCs face in trying to remain independent.

  • May 30, 2024

    Ex-BigLaw Atty Fights 10-Year Sentence In OneCoin Case

    A former Locke Lord LLP partner urged the Second Circuit Wednesday to ax his 10-year prison sentence and conviction for laundering around $400 million in proceeds from the global OneCoin cryptocurrency scam, saying the case was contaminated by perjury and errors at the trial court level.

  • May 30, 2024

    Bar Calls For Inquiry Amid Criminal Case Backlog 'Crisis'

    The Bar Council called on Thursday for an independent public inquiry to carry out a comprehensive review of the criminal justice system in order to resolve the backlog of cases currently at "crisis levels."

  • May 30, 2024

    Pass Rates For Second SQE Exam Rise In January

    Nearly three-quarters of aspiring lawyers passed their SQE2 exam in January in a significant leap from the previous cohort's pass rate, the solicitors' watchdog for England and Wales has revealed.

  • May 30, 2024

    Firm Faces Negligence Case Over Historical Sex Abuse Claim

    Law firm Hugh James is being sued for as much as £1.5 million ($1.9 million) by a former pupil of a Catholic school who alleges solicitors mishandled his claim over historical sexual abuse.

  • May 30, 2024

    Barrister Group Welcomes Its Largest-Ever Pupil Cohort

    The Barrister Group said on Thursday that it has welcomed 10 new pupils to its ranks to pursue qualification to practice, which marks the largest cohort in the history of the chambers.

  • May 30, 2024

    LSB Delays SRA Axiom Ince Probe Results Until After Election

    The Legal Services Board said Thursday that it is delaying publishing a report of its probe into how the Solicitors Regulation Authority handled the collapse of Axiom Ince Ltd. until after the general election.

  • May 29, 2024

    Lawyer Loses Bid To Nix SRA Probe Over COVID Vax Letters

    The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal on Wednesday tossed a bid by an impugned solicitor to have his prosecution struck out for abuse of process, saying the case regarding whether he misused his position in representing vaccine-hesitant clients should proceed to trial.

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