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  • Law firms eye M&A as route to private equity or listing 24th January 2022
    Nearly half of law firms are considering mergers and acquisitions, with a surprising number looking to grow in a bid to attract private equity investment or to go public, according to new research. The post Law firms eye M&A as route to private equity or listing appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Judge married to Tory grandee refuses to recuse herself in ex-MP case 24th January 2022
    A High Court judge married to a senior Conservative politician refused to recuse herself from dealing with a contact dispute that involved a disgraced ex-Tory MP, it has emerged. The post Judge married to Tory grandee refuses to recuse herself in ex-MP case appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Race disparity remains as first SQE results are unveiled 24th January 2022
    The results for the first ever Solicitors Qualifying Examination assessment showed that, as with the legal practice course, race is a major factor in success. Some 53% passed in all. The post Race disparity remains as first SQE results are unveiled appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • High-profile City litigator fails in appeal against strike-off 24th January 2022
    A former high-profile City litigator has failed in his appeal against being struck off for using a client’s divorce settlement to fund his ventures to pursue digital dispute resolution. The post High-profile City litigator fails in appeal against strike-off appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Law firms helping oligarchs suppress criticism “a cancer”, says MP 21st January 2022
    The government needs to “end the cancer” of high-end law firms selling “intimidation services” to oligarchs and others trying to use the legal system to silence journalists and critics, MPs heard yesterday. The post Law firms helping oligarchs suppress criticism “a cancer”, says MP appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Lawyer jailed after defying order to hand over firm’s files to SRA 21st January 2022
    A lawyer has been jailed for 13 months after showing a “brazen disregard” for his regulator by failing to hand over his firm’s files to the Solicitors Regulation Authority. The post Lawyer jailed after defying order to hand over firm’s files to SRA appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Judge bemoans huge costs of 17-inch boundary dispute 21st January 2022
    A circuit judge has said it is “beyond my comprehension” how a boundary dispute over 17 inches of land has racked up costs of around £200,000. The post Judge bemoans huge costs of 17-inch boundary dispute appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Firm comes off record in face of harassment by angry ex-husband 21st January 2022
    The High Court has allowed a Kent law firm to come off the record for a woman whose divorced husband has waged a campaign of harassment against it and her for many years. The post Firm comes off record in face of harassment by angry ex-husband appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Partners fined for letting non-lawyer take control of group litigation 20th January 2022
    Two partners in a former City law firm have each been fined £7,500 for allowing a non-lawyer to have sole and unsupervised conduct of multi-jurisdictional group litigation involving 1,500 clients. The post Partners fined for letting non-lawyer take control of group litigation appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Nick Hilborne
  • City firm launches domestic abuse support service for staff 20th January 2022
    City practice Fieldfisher has launched a domestic abuse support service for staff, alongside more general awareness training to help people spot the signs that a colleague may be a victim of it. The post City firm launches domestic abuse support service for staff appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose

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