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London firms moving fee-earners to regions – report

Despite the market for London offices in the legal sector booming, the northshoring wave among law firms continues.

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International firms step up social mobility efforts

‘Contextual’ recruitment tool allows firms to identify potential bias in their selection process.

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Professional negligence warning over costs budgeting

Survey shows only one in 10 commercial litigators made an application to revise agreed costs budget upwards.

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Immigration lawyer who lied to court struck off

Benny Thomas, a former senior partner at Consilium Chambers, guilty of ‘highest level of offending behaviour’.

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Plea to help journalists report civil appeals

Proposal that parties should bring two extra copies of skeleton arguments for court reporters.

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Claimant costs should fund legal aid, says Society

Submission to new government proposes measures to assure ‘affordable access to legal advice’.

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E-conveyancing portal to begin rollout today

Veyo’s first users will be firms that have already placed orders, followed by those that have registered interest.
 
 

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Dyson: law change may be needed to fill civil legal aid gap

Master of the rolls suggests public funding for cross-examination in certain civil cases, after overturning an order for government to cover LIP’s legal costs.

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Dyson: law change may be needed to cover civil legal aid gap

Master of the rolls suggests public funding for cross-examination in certain civil cases, after overturning an order for government to cover legal costs.

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Ex-bouncer McKenzie friend banned after calling lawyer a ‘lying slag’

Nigel Baggaley found to have sworn at court staff and threatened opponents.

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