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  • Approval of SQE not a foregone conclusion, LSB warns 12th November 2019
    Approval of the Solicitors Qualifying Exam is not a foregone conclusion, the Legal Services Board is to make clear to the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Issues such as quality and cost must be addressed. The post Approval of SQE not a foregone conclusion, LSB warns appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Law firms’ “shocking” vulnerability to cyber criminals 12th November 2019
    The vast majority of major law firms still have significant unaddressed cyber-risk, despite repeated urging by regulators, insurers and others to shore up their defences, according to new research. The post Law firms’ “shocking” vulnerability to cyber criminals appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Dan Bindman
  • Lady Hale: Courts should learn from tribunals on diversity 12th November 2019
    Lady Hale, president of the Supreme Court, has called on the courts to learn lessons from the tribunal service in improving the diversity of judges. The post Lady Hale: Courts should learn from tribunals on diversity appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Nick Hilborne
  • Law degrees unnecessarily homogenous, research finds 11th November 2019
    Law schools are not taking advantage of the “enormous regulatory freedom” they have and instead are largely all offering the same kind of law degree, new research has found. The post Law degrees unnecessarily homogenous, research finds appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Niche ABS takes on external funding and non-lawyers 11th November 2019
    A niche alternative business structure working with companies that build the global infrastructure of technology has used it to take on external funding and non-lawyers who can help the business grow. The post Niche ABS takes on external funding and non-lawyers appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Dan Bindman
  • Tribunal lifts practising controls from ABS accountant 11th November 2019
    The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal has lifted practising restrictions on a finance director who was sanctioned less than three years ago, over the objections of the Solicitors Regulation Authority. The post Tribunal lifts practising controls from ABS accountant appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Dan Bindman
  • Firm fights off age discrimination claim over birthday wishes 8th November 2019
    A legal secretary who claimed she felt humiliated and insulted by a colleague commenting on her 50th birthday has lost her claim for harassment and age discrimination against the law firm. The post Firm fights off age discrimination claim over birthday wishes appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Boutique firm for funders combines legal and political advice 8th November 2019
    A boutique law firm catering only for “sophisticated” capital funders is offering what is believed to be the first combined legal, commercial and political advisory service. The post Boutique firm for funders combines legal and political advice appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Nick Hilborne
  • Chambers should “be generous” on parental leave 8th November 2019
    Chambers should give barristers the right to return to work after two or three years of parental leave, the Western Circuit Women’s Forum has said. The post Chambers should “be generous” on parental leave appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Nick Hilborne
  • Consumers “clueless” about the law and lawyers 8th November 2019
    Most people know very little about how the law works in the UK, research has found, with 44% admitting that they did not know the difference between a solicitor, lawyer or barrister. The post Consumers “clueless” about the law and lawyers appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose

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