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  • Slater & Gordon fails in “full frontal” court attack on Checkmylegalfees 16th September 2021
    Slater & Gordon has failed in what a costs judge called a “full frontal attack” on the business model of the law firm bringing hundreds of claims over deductions made from the damages of former clients. The post Slater & Gordon fails in “full frontal” court attack on Checkmylegalfees appeared first on Legal Futures.
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  • Junior solicitor fined for aiming offensive tweets at MPs 16th September 2021
    A junior solicitor who targeted MPs and a government advisor with “offensive, derogatory and inappropriate” tweets has been fined £2,000 by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. The post Junior solicitor fined for aiming offensive tweets at MPs appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • LGBT+ lawyers largely positive about workplaces but bigotry persists 16th September 2021
    Most LGBT+ lawyers feel able to be themselves around the office but more than a third have experienced homophobia, biphobia or transphobia in their workplace, new research has found. The post LGBT+ lawyers largely positive about workplaces but bigotry persists appeared first on Legal Futures.
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  • Revenue up as Co-op Legal Services expands reach 16th September 2021
    Co-operative Legal Services has increased its revenue and expanded its reach significantly in the first half of this year with multiple new partnerships. The post Revenue up as Co-op Legal Services expands reach appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • First sale to use “gamechanger” e-signature completes 16th September 2021
    The UK’s first-ever property deal using the new qualified electronic signature, which is being trialled by HM Land Registry, was completed this week. The post First sale to use “gamechanger” e-signature completes appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Shares in thriving listed law firm reach all-time high 16th September 2021
    Shares in listed firm Keystone Law shot up to an all-time high yesterday on the back of revenue up 38% and profits more than double in the first six months of its financial year. The post Shares in thriving listed law firm reach all-time high appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Buckland’s plea for investment as he departs Ministry of Justice 16th September 2021
    Robert Buckland left office as Lord Chancellor with a plea to Prime Minister Boris Johnson to invest in the justice system. His successor, Dominic Raab, is only the second solicitor to hold the post. The post Buckland’s plea for investment as he departs Ministry of Justice appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Legal regulators secure government cash for innovation projects 15th September 2021
    The Solicitors Regulation Authority and Costs Lawyer Standards Board have both won grants from the government’s Regulators Pioneer Fund to run projects encouraging innovation. The post Legal regulators secure government cash for innovation projects appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Trainee solicitor banned for lying about work done for colleague 15th September 2021
    A trainee solicitor who lied about the work he had done covering for a colleague who was on annual leave has been banned from working in the profession. The post Trainee solicitor banned for lying about work done for colleague appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Chambers obtains final injunction after cyber-attack 15th September 2021
    A London chambers and its 87 members hit by a cyber-attack have secured a final injunction from the High Court to stop “persons unknown” using any information stolen. The post Chambers obtains final injunction after cyber-attack appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Nick Hilborne

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