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Law firm shut down over allegations of dishonesty

A lawyer who has been involved in cases against the police is challenging a decision by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to bar her from acting as a lawyer. The SRA has suspended Soophia Khan’s certificate of practice at Sophie Khan & Co Ltd, saying it is looking into allegations of dishonesty and non-compliance with […]

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Former Attorney General Cox earns £468,000 a year as a consultant at a law firm | News

Former Attorney General Sir Geoffrey Cox QC is set to receive nearly £900,000 in payments from law firms over the past year. According to the Register of Members’ Interests, the barrister and Conservative MP for Torridge and West Devon, will have received £468,000 by the end of next month for consultancy work for City Withers […]

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Lawyers Nancy Guyton and Hunt Harris join Carolinas Law Firm

Attorneys Nancy Guyton and Hunt Harris have joined the Wilmington office of the Carolinas law firm. The office is recently located at 219 Racine Drive. Guyton is a certified specialist in residential and commercial real estate law and practices residential and commercial real estate law as well as community association law (homeowners’ association and condominium). […]

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The law firm’s charitable history is a page-turner | News

Law firms doing positive work in the community through a charitable foundation are now commonplace, but Obiter says none have yet offered to open their own bookstore chain. The gunnercooke foundation, a charity arm of the national business, will open its first House of Friends & Books in Manchester in November and aims to grow […]

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Mishcon is the third UK law firm to achieve B Corp status

Libson: Impact Strategy Mishcon de Reya has become the third UK law firm to achieve ‘B Corporation’ certification to show that it balances purpose and profit. He amended his LLP agreement last year “to embody our commitment to having a significant positive impact on society and the environment”. B Corporations, with B standing for “Benefit,” […]

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Hong Kong Law Society elections highlight tensions over China, legal system

Drumming of attacks on “liberal” candidates in pro-Beijing media Candidate drops out, citing fears for his family and safety The electoral battle revealed tensions over the city’s rule of law HONG KONG, Aug.24 (Reuters) – The Hong Kong Bar on Tuesday votes for new board members, an annual event made difficult this year by the […]

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August 2021 Legal Industry News: Law Firm Recruitment, Legal Innovation and Pro Bono

This is the first edition of our August legal industry news roundup, as summer draws to a close. Learn about the latest news on law firm recruitment, pro bono work and law firm innovation.Law firm Hiring and moving As a partner in Akin Gump’s investment management group, John Hamilton joined the firm’s New York office. […]

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Online M&A Specialist for the Presidency of the Bar | News

Nick Emmerson has won the 2021 Law Society of England and Wales election for the post of Assistant Vice President (DVP), it was announced today. He takes office as DVP on October 14, 2021 – becoming Vice President in 2022 and President in 2023. Emmerson has been a member of the Bar Council since 2015 […]

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Qualifying Work Experience (QWE) | The bar

As QWE can be done in up to four separate organizations, with no minimum duration for an internship, this is considerably more flexible than the current recognized training period (the “Training Agreement”). Some companies and organizations that did not feel able to offer the breadth of experience necessary for a recognized training period are embracing […]

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Disappearing law firm refused cost guarantee in ‘mysterious’ litigation | News

The Court of Appeal has refused to grant a defunct law firm bail for costs in a ‘mysterious’ case where there was ‘a complete lack of explanation from both sides as to what was really going on’. Axiom Stone London Ltd (ASLL) – which previously ran a law firm under the trading name Quality Solicitors […]

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Law Firm Wright, LLC – South Platte Sentinel

Sterling, Colorado isn’t even close to where Alex Wright saw himself when he started attending law school in San Diego, Calif., in 1993, but he didn’t want him to. otherwise. “The folks at Sterling have been absolutely fantastic. They really welcomed me and my family with open arms, and I can’t imagine being anywhere else,” […]

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UP Law Commission submits draft population control bill and reports to CM Adityanath

The Uttar Pradesh State Law Commission submitted the Population Control Bill to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and made a series of recommendations, including additional incentives for officials to adopt the one-child standard and prohibit those who violate the two-child policy from challenging local agency polls. The recommendations were made in the 19th Population Control, Stabilization […]

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UP Law Commission submits draft population control law to CM Yogi; cabinet on the policy of two children

On Monday, the UP Law Commission submitted the 2021 Uttar Pradesh Population (Control, Stabilization and Welfare) Bill to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. As of July 19, 8,500 suggestions and objections have been received on this bill which is expected to be presented in the monsoon session of the state legislature. Justifying the need to introduce […]

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Bangladesh drops 26 Law Commission proposals on backlog

The government has implemented only one of the 27 recommendations made by the Law Commission, mainly to clear the huge backlog of cases before the Supreme Court and lower courts, while the others remain to be implemented. although seven years have passed in the meantime. . Restoring parliament’s power to dismiss Supreme Court justices was […]

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Labor Law Series: 04 Non-competition agreements in labor law – Employment contract

To print this article, all you need to do is be registered or log in to Mondaq.com. Definition of non-competition agreements Non-competition can be viewed as two distinct types; as a non-competition undertaking by an employee for the duration of an employment relationship, and as a non-competition agreement, which takes effect at the end of […]

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The Bar is preparing an orientation on the Supreme Court’s decision on commitments

Marston: lawyers should take a deep breath The Law Society is due to issue guidance on last month’s Supreme Court ruling on lawyers’ commitments, which a legal regulation expert said left transport agents “a lot in the quagmire.” But the boss of the law firm network LawNet called for calm and suggested the ruling won’t […]

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Law Commission Fiduciary Work Must Be ‘Urgently Overhauled’, Experts Say | New

The Law Commission should urgently review its guidance on fiduciary duties with a view to removing an unnecessary distinction between financial and non-financial factors and supporting collective engagement, actuaries and investment consultants say. The Law Commission guidelines on the fiduciary duties of UK pension plan administrators were developed in two major reports, ‘Fiduciary duties of […]

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Building security for apartment buyers

If you are buying an apartment or planning to buy one in the future, there are several things to consider. The Grenfell Tower fire in Kensington in 2017 and the Hackitt Building a more secure future The report highlighted the need for anyone considering buying an apartment to investigate the fire safety aspects of the […]

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Law firm ‘disappointed’ to be named to minimum wage list | News

A Lancashire firm said it was disappointed to be on the government’s ‘named and shamed’ list of employers paying less than minimum wage. Blackburn-based Kinetic Law was listed alongside 190 other employers after allegedly failing to pay £908 owed to a worker. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which published the list, acknowledged […]

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Population Control Bill: UP Law Commission categorizes suggestions into 53 categories

The State Law Commission categorized the suggestions it received on its population control bill into 53 categories that range from allowing a third child to a couple who have two daughters and whether the one of the two children is physically handicapped. Chairman of the State Laws Commission, Justice AN Mittal, a former High Court […]

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Launching a Law Firm During a Pandemic | Feature

When we decided to start a litigation and insolvency law firm based in central London, we knew there would be challenges. We had both left the relative security of partner roles in established firms: we were respectively a partner in a mid-sized regional firm (Luke) and a partner in a well-established City of London litigation […]

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LEAP announces a partnership with the Bar

LEAP, the leading provider of practice management software, is delighted to announce a strategic partnership with the Law Society. After a rigorous due diligence process, the Law Society appointed LEAP as a strategic partner for case management, accounting and other legal software. The deal will see the two organizations working in tandem for the benefit […]

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As part of reconciliation, Law Society of Manitoba appoints members to its Indigenous Advisory Committee

This training should include “The History and Legacy of Residential Schools, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Treaties and Aboriginal Rights, Indigenous Law, and Indigenous-Crown Relations.” The TRC report states that for this to happen “competency-based training will be required in intercultural skills, conflict resolution, human rights and anti-racism”. Saunders adds […]

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Latest UK law firm opens in Belfast via local merger

UK Top 100 firm Lewis Silkin has become the latest company to open in Northern Ireland, teaming up with a local firm to establish a base in Belfast. The firm has reached an agreement with Belfast-based employment law specialist Jones Cassidy Brett (JCB) which will see the establishment of a new offering in the country, […]