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Work Still to be Done on Trade Deal

Trade deal with the EU offers ‘little of substance’ to the legal sector according to leading industry figures.
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SRA Fines Ashfords for Accounting Breach

How an internal training day uncovered a breach of accounting rules at one of the country’s top law firms.
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SRA Given Glowing Report

SRA goes right to the head of the class after hitting all of its targets in a glowing end of year report from the Lega Services Board.
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Former Owner of Law Firm Claims Departure of Key Lawyers Ca...

Greg Rollingston claims the departure of four lawyers led to his firm’s demise and wants redress.

Digital Appeals System Costs Six Times More than Convention...

An evaluation of a pilot scheme to allow benefit appellants to engage with proceedings online finds the new system is costly and ineffective.
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Regulator Failed on London Capital & Finance

The former head of the FCA and current governor of the Bank of England Andrew Bailey came in for particular criticisms by the report.
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Dechert Promotes Staff To Partner

International adds London based lawyers to its partner team
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Law Firms Must Do More on Diversity

A report shines a light on how BAME solicitors face a hostile environment when it comes to law firms.
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SRA Will Act Against Firms Which Misuse of Work Experience

The regulator has said it will extend its monitoring of firms to make sure they are complying with the new guidelines.

High Court Supports Bar Tribunal’s Decision to Disbar Woman...

The High Court is the latest decision focusing on the extent to which regulators can make a judgement on the personal lives of lawyers.
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Back McKenzie Urges Zoom Free Day

Law firm urges workers to keep one day a week free from Zoom.

Court of Appeal Offers Clarification on Sexual Assault

Court of Appeal clarifies sexual intent after Crown Court acquits man who kissed a woman on the lips without consent.
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Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim’s Rewards Anticorruption Efforts in...

The awards come to coincide with the UN’s Anti-Corruption Day and come at a time when the world is seeking a sustainable recovery from COVID 19.
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The Future of AI in the Law

A new report from Oxford University seeks to look into the future at what impact artificial intelligence may have on the law.
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SRA Criticised in Beckwith Case

The SRA should stop demanding solicitors are paragons of virtue in their private lives. That’s the message from a renowned legal authority after a la...

Judge refuses to strike out part of Dechert Partner's surve...

Harassment claim by Dechert's partner Neil Gerrard continues after Judge rejects bid to strike out parts of the case.
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Dechert Warns of Increase in Securities Law Suits

Report says the rise of securities lawsuits outside of the USA posed questions for regulators around the world and heightened the need for a universa...
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Top Law Firms Struggle to Salvage Debenhams

Top law firms from the city are working with Debenhams to try and salvage a rescue package.

New Entrant in UK 200 is Rewriting the Rules

The success of a small Stockport based conveyancing firm shows some of the other top law firms how business is changing.
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Take Money Laundering Seriously Warns SRA

Money laundering has been one of the fastest growing threats of 2020 but firms are still not taking it seriously.

Fried Frank and Linklaters Lead on £18bn Consulting Deal

Linklaters and Fried Frank take lead as PA Consulting signs a strategic partnership with Jacobs Engineering.