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  • Rebuke for solicitor who made offensive comment to blind client 23rd May 2019
    An experienced partner has been rebuked for making an offensive comment to a registered blind client in front of others after she asked for a form to be enlarged so that she could read it. The post Rebuke for solicitor who made offensive comment to blind client appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Number of law firms shut down falls to 10-year low 23rd May 2019
    The number of law firms shut down by the Solicitors Regulation Authority fell to a 10-year low in 2018, but payouts to victims of dishonest solicitors have increased, new figures have shown. The post Number of law firms shut down falls to 10-year low appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Men twice as likely to run CLC-regulated firms as women 23rd May 2019
    Men are twice as likely as women to be in managerial roles at law firms overseen by the Council for Licensed Conveyancers despite women making up 74% of the licensed conveyancer community. The post Men twice as likely to run CLC-regulated firms as women appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Dental regulator named new chief executive of LSB 23rd May 2019
    The executive director of strategy, policy and communications at the General Dental Council has been named as the new chief executive of the Legal Services Board. The post Dental regulator named new chief executive of LSB appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • High Court refuses employed lawyer pupillage exemption 22nd May 2019
    The High Court has a rejected a challenge to a decision by the Bar Standards Board refusing to grant an exemption from the first non-practising stage of pupillage. The post High Court refuses employed lawyer pupillage exemption appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Nick Hilborne
  • Need to swear an oath? Soon you can ask an accountant 22nd May 2019
    David Gauke, the Lord Chancellor, has decided to allow the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales to regulate the administration of oaths. The post Need to swear an oath? Soon you can ask an accountant appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Nick Hilborne
  • Listed pioneer records strong growth with turnover and profits up 22nd May 2019
    Gateley – the first listed law firm – is expected to announce an 18% rise in turnover in its annual results, with profits up 10%, it told shareholders today. However, its share price dipped on the news. The post Listed pioneer records strong growth with turnover and profits up appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • UN highlights role of legal aid cuts in “immiseration” of millions 22nd May 2019
    The decimation of legal aid has contributed to “the systematic immiseration of millions across Great Britain”, the UN’s expert on poverty and human rights said yesterday. The post UN highlights role of legal aid cuts in “immiseration” of millions appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Consumer panel urges regulators to act on lawtech 22nd May 2019
    Regulators need to monitor the development of legal technology and issue guidance to help maximise the opportunities it presents while delivering the necessary protection for consumers. The post Consumer panel urges regulators to act on lawtech appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Law firm “sacked staff member by WhatsApp”, tribunal finds 21st May 2019
    A law firm sacked its administrator by sending him a brief WhatsApp message - and then backdated his P45 to support an argument that he was actually fired earlier, an employment tribunal has found. The post Law firm “sacked staff member by WhatsApp”, tribunal finds appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Nick Hilborne

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