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  • DWF trainee loses unfair dismissal claim over confidential emails 21st July 2019
    A trainee solicitor fired by listed law firm DWF for sharing confidential client information with a friend has failed in her unfair dismissal claim before an employment tribunal. The post DWF trainee loses unfair dismissal claim over confidential emails appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Mishcon de Reya tight-lipped over listing rumours 21st July 2019
    London law firm Mishcon de Reya said yesterday that it was looking to raise capital, and refused to confirm or deny media reports that it is eyeing up a listing on the London Stock Exchange. The post Mishcon de Reya tight-lipped over listing rumours appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Government to legislate for legal advice on NDAs 21st July 2019
    The government has pledged to change the law to ensure that employees signing non-disclosure agreements receive independent legal advice, and work with the SRA on updated guidance. The post Government to legislate for legal advice on NDAs appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Cost of practising as a solicitor should fall, SRA board decides 19th July 2019
    Individual practising fee levels for 2019/20 should remain at the same level as the current year, with Compensation Fund contributions falling, the board of the SRA has decided. The post Cost of practising as a solicitor should fall, SRA board decides appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • LeO upholds more complaints of poor service by lawyers 18th July 2019
    The Legal Ombudsman was more likely to make a finding of poor service against a lawyer than not in 2018/19, reversing the trend of previous years, its annual report has shown. The post LeO upholds more complaints of poor service by lawyers appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Partner fined for paying £1.5m to widow in probate dispute 18th July 2019
    The former head of private client at London firm Kingsley Napley has been fined £15,000 for transferring over £1.5m from the estate of a wealthy foreign national to his widow when he should not have. The post Partner fined for paying £1.5m to widow in probate dispute appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Nick Hilborne
  • MPs urge caution over speed of online court development 18th July 2019
    MPs have urged the government to learn the lessons of previous major IT projects and move cautiously with the development on online courts. The post MPs urge caution over speed of online court development appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • MBO partners buy off-the-shelf ABS from Gordon Dadds 17th July 2019
    Five partners from London firm Child & Child, who acquired the firm after it went into administration at the end of last month in a management buyout, used an off-the-shelf ABS, it has emerged. The post MBO partners buy off-the-shelf ABS from Gordon Dadds appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Nick Hilborne
  • University’s legal tech students build app for advice centre 17th July 2019
    Law students on Manchester University's first ever legal tech and access to justice course have designed an app to enable clients of its legal advice centre to find help when the centre is closed. The post University’s legal tech students build app for advice centre appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Nick Hilborne
  • Clients “more likely to sue law firms than freelance solicitors” 17th July 2019
    Disgruntled clients are more likely to target law firms with “deep pockets” for negligence claims than underinsured freelance solicitors, an expert in law firm regulation has warned. The post Clients “more likely to sue law firms than freelance solicitors” appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Nick Hilborne

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