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Official complaint against anti-vax lawyer filed with Law Society

A formal complaint against lawyer and anti-vaccine campaigner Sue Gray says she is using her status in the legal profession to advance her “flawed, inaccurate and dangerous” claims about Covid-19. FACT Aotearoa​, a group formed to counter misinformation and conspiracy theories in New Zealand, filed a formal complaint with the New Zealand Law Society​ against […]

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Reduces annual fees and invests in library resources

TORONTO, 28 October 2021 / CNW / – Today, the Bar of from ontario the governing body (Convocation) approved the 2022 budget proposed by the management. This budget reduces annual fees for licensees and fees for license applicants while maintaining the long-term strong financial position of the organization. The budget advances strategic priorities, including modernizing […]

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Iscoe Law Firm Offers High School Essay Scholarship

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, 28 October 2021 / PRNewswire / – The law firm Iscoe, one of the that of Florida leading teams of personal injury lawyers, today reminded students two $ 1,000 scholarships allowing them to showcase their knowledge in a 1,000-word essay. The application deadline is December 31, 2021, and registrations can be […]

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Queensland Law Society does not permanently revoke lawyer’s certificate due to administrative errors

The Queensland Law Society’s argument that a former director of legal practice should not be granted a new practice certificate failed, with the state civil and administrative court concluding that his decision “will beyond what is necessary ”to sanction the lawyer for failing to respond to notices and requests for information. The lawyer, who was […]

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The Bar publishes its annual report for 2021

On October 21, 2021, the Law Society released its annual report. The report emphasizes that, throughout the pandemic, the Company’s regulatory functions have remained operational on an ongoing basis. There are now 11,458 practicing certificate holders in the jurisdiction, of which 53% are women and 47% are men. From July 2020 to June 2021, a […]

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Misappropriation of Payment Fraud: Transfer of Ownership | The bar

Criminals actively target real estate purchases, with the goal of tricking you into transferring your home deposit and/or the balance of the purchase price to them. These schemes can be very sophisticated and almost always involve criminals posing as your attorney to trick you into diverting your payment to an account they control. Be extremely […]

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Improving a Law Firm’s DEI: How the General Counsel Should Evaluate and Coach Suppliers

For the legal industry, the past two years have not only impacted communications and tax targets, but also laid bare long-standing racial injustices that have prompted companies to step up pressure on outside attorneys to improve diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) . In response to increased customer expectations for formalized DEI policies and measures, many […]

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Lawyer challenges Law Society over investigation into controversial COVID-19 Facebook posts

G&B Lawyers’ attorney Nathan Buckley, who has advised his supporters to challenge COVID-19-related fines in court, has asked the NSW Law Society to provide all records relating to a disciplinary request. It follows an investigation into three of his Facebook posts that could be identified as unsatisfactory business conduct. Earlier this year, the Law Society […]

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Overview of hiring, promotions, departures from law firms: update 25 October 2021

“Our extended energy team already has extensive experience working with waste management companies and leaders in the agricultural sector; and clean fuel technologies like biogas and hydrogen are the future of the bioenergy industry, ”said Alison Gray, Calgary-based partner and co-head of the company’s Canadian bioenergy group, in the company’s press release. “In this new […]

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Law Society issues home buying fraud warning for consumers

Homebuyers are warned of an increase in scams that have seen victims scam hundreds of thousands of pounds. The Law Society of England and Wales has joined forces with the National Economic Crime Center (NECC), which is housed within the National Crime Agency, and Action Fraud to publish leaflets warning of the risk of embezzlement […]

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Lafayette Women in Law Society connects current and future lawyers – The Lafayette

As we move up through the ranks of American law firms, fewer and fewer female faces appear. The Lafayette Women in Law Society hopes to do its part to change this in the future. According to a survey by the National Association of Women Lawyers, women represent only 47% of partners, 30% of non-participating partners […]

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Law Society of Alberta makes changes to trust security rules for lawyers with client funds

The changes aim to make the rules easier to understand and follow, to reduce the administrative burden on lawyers, to emphasize the responsibility and oversight required of lawyers for tasks delegated to office workers, to be reflected modern banking practices and technologies and enable lawyers to adapt their practice to be more digital and less […]

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Spotlight on the Bar: AGM / Council Meeting | Characteristic

October is a particularly busy month at Chancery Lane – the end of the party’s conference season, the return of the British parliament after the summer, the opening of the legal year and then a series of key meetings: from our board, our AGM, the investiture of office holders and the arrival and departure of […]

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The change arrives in the Gazette du Barreau | News

The weekly Law Society Gazette will go fully digital from 2022. The final print version will be published on December 13 – 119 years after the magazine’s founding and 50 years after the Gazette changed from a monthly to a weekly publication in 1972. Announcing the change today, the Law Society said the move reflects […]

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Scottish law firm hires five new lawyers

Scottish law firm Thorntons has hired five new lawyers as it continues to grow and expand. The firm has appointed General Counsel Karen Cornwall in Dispute Resolution and Claims and Ruth Pyatt in Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning. The new directors will be based at Thorntons’ offices in Dundee. He also appointed Aadil Anwar as […]

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BC Law Society files petition against Kelowna man claiming to be a lawyer – Kelowna News

Photo: Nicholas Johansen Kelowna Courthouse The BC Law Society says a man from Kelowna who allegedly claimed to have practiced law for 30 years is in fact not a lawyer at all. In a petition filed with the British Columbia Supreme Court last month, the Law Society said it began receiving complaints against Scott McCluskey […]

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Torquay solicitors Wollens win law firm of the year award

Published: 1:00 p.m. October 19, 2021 A Torquay law firm has won the Law Firm of the Year award at a prestigious annual award. Wollens was shortlisted in seven categories and won Law Firm of the Year (large law firm with turnover over £3m) for 2020 at the Devon and Somerset Law Society Awards for […]

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Bar warns government against “prescriptive” AML rules

By Lucia Osborne-Crowley (Oct 19, 2021, 12:08 p.m. BST) – The Law Society urged the government on Tuesday to focus its review of anti-money laundering legislation on improving the proportionality of the rules, saying the existing regulation is overly heavy for small law firms. The Law Society urged the government to move away from a […]

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Burnout will cause a wave of turnover among law firm managers

It’s not just Big Law’s base that is burning. Burnout among law firm executives is also at an all time high, according to industry analysts, and is likely to cause not only a wave of top turnover next year, but shorter reigns in general for the next generation of cabinet presidents. This prediction is catalyzed […]

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The Law Society issues a warning against Hamilton Douglas Legal

The Law Society of Ireland has issued a warning stating that “Hamilton Douglas Legal” is not a regulated law firm in Ireland. A page on the company’s website states, “We have one of the largest groups of lawyers, covering all of Ireland, and ready to help you make a No Win No Fee claim, if […]

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The tax on economic crime “could have an impact on the structures of law firms”

Money laundering: the levy should be tax deductible Some law firms may need to make structural changes to lessen the impact of the government tax on economic crime, lawyers warned. The Law Society and the City of London Law Society have also reiterated their principled opposition to the tax, although the decision has now been […]

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U.S. law firm drops work on Hong Kong statue removal after criticism

A college student cleans the “Pillar of Shame” statue at the University of Hong Kong on the 32nd anniversary of the crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in 1989 in Hong Kong, China , June 4, 2021. REUTERS / Lam Yik / File photo Register now for FREE and unlimited access to Reuters.com […]

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Correcting Law Firm Culture to Keep People of Color

The author is a senior partner in an international law firm. These are personal opinions based on his experiences and those of his peers. To address the lack of ethnic diversity in the legal sector, it is not enough to focus only on recruitment. We must also ensure that lawyers from ethnic minorities are retained […]

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Attacks by the Bar plan to end APL’s testimony

Boyce: no evidence donors will be protected The Law Society attacked plans by the Department of Justice (MoJ) and the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) that could replace Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) testimony with electronic signatures. The company said “no country in the world” has a digital proxy system where there are no […]

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Assistant Vice President appointed to Birmingham Law Society | Midlands Business News

Alice kinder A lawyer specializing in employment law at Anthony Collins Solicitors has been appointed Assistant Vice President of the Birmingham Law Society. Alice Kinder, Pensions and Employment Lawyer at Anthony Collins Solicitors, will assume this role and work alongside Company President Stephanie Perraton and Vice President Tony McDaid to represent and support more than […]

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Man accused of stabbing receptionist at Toronto law firm sees charge upgraded to first-degree murder

The man accused of fatally stabbing law firm receptionist Julia Ferguson at a downtown Toronto law office last month had his second-degree murder charge upgraded to first-degree murder on Tuesday. Osman Mehmud Osman, 33, was initially charged with attempted murder after he allegedly attacked Ferguson just before 2pm on September 2 at a King Street […]

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D. Scott Cummins Announces New Law Firm at 75 Jackson in Newnan

The Newnan Times-Herald THE CUMMINS COMPANY is located at Suite 402 in Building 400 at 75 Jackson, located at the corner of Bullsboro Drive and Jackson Street. Offering convenient off-street parking and easier access for guests with injuries and mobility limitations, THE CUMMINS FIRM is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and […]

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AAB announces partnership with Law Society of Scotland

Anderson Anderson and Brown (AAB) announced a new strategic partnership with the Law Society of Scotland. AAB provides global auditing and accounting, tax, payroll and human resources, outsourcing and consulting solutions from its offices in London, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen, and will provide “resources and support specially designed for the legal sector ”. Derek Mitchell, […]

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London law firm launches new partnership with Italy’s CDM

Lewis: The arrangement can become a model for others to follow An English law firm and an Italian multi-disciplinary firm offering unqualified accounting, tax and legal services, based on the same street in London’s West End, have formed an association to help each other. Martin Lewis, director of Phillips Lewis Smith (PLS), said his company’s […]

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Bar Spotlight: Fire and Plague in Chancery Lane | Characteristic

The outgoing chief executive was dubbed “the quiet man” by The Times last week. Paul Tennant takes this as a compliment backwards. As much as he could. Two of Tennant’s recent predecessors, Catherine Dixon and Desmond Hudson, have alternated with office holders to act as the public face of the organization. In neither case did […]

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Barreau celebrates the “champions” of lawyers | News

The “champions of the vulnerable” were among the lawyers celebrated last Thursday at the Law Society Awards 2021. Excellence was recognized in 20 categories at the most prestigious awards ceremony for lawyers in England and Wales, which took place virtually and was hosted by comedian Jo Caulfield. Neil Hudgell (pictured), of Hudgell Solicitors, who helped […]

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70 years of the International Law Commission in pictures – EJIL: Talk!

In 2018, a photo exhibition illustrating 70 years of ILC activities was presented in New York and Geneva, then in Bangkok, The Hague and Washington. In view of its success, the Codification Division, which organized the exhibition – and which provides the Commission’s secretariat – took the initiative of publishing a brilliantly illustrated and intelligently […]

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Law Society of British Columbia is piloting mandatory intercultural course for Indigenous people

According to information on the bar’s website, the Indigenous Intercultural Course, which will be mandatory, will require practicing British Columbia lawyers to complete all modules within two years of the official launch. The bar developed the course to fulfill its commitment to implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action 27, which calls on […]

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London Bar accuses SRA of “chasing the scalp of a junior lawyer”

“In this life one thing matters,In the bank, large amounts,I’m afraid these won’t grow on trees,You have to face a junior or two “ Young lawyers are “brought” before the disciplinary court of lawyers in “disproportionate numbers for small errors” and “lose their careers”, according to the president of the largest local bar in the […]

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ACT Law Society President Helps Launch Holding Redlich Canberra Branch

Holding Redlich’s national managing partner, Ian Robertson AO, explained that the creation of the Canberra office, along with the new appointments, would help the firm better respond to its Australian government clients. “Holding Redlich’s newly appointed Canberra team has invaluable first-hand experience in government. Each has led government agency legal teams and brings a deep […]

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Law Society calls on government to fund SQE loans as more than 1,000 students register for first exam

New route likely to cost more than £ 20,000, trade body warns The Law Society of England and Wales has called on the government to fund loans for students taking the Lawyers Qualifying Examination (SQE). In its submission to the Treasury ahead of the 2021 expenditure review and fall budget, the Society warned that the […]

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Law Commission to review adult decision-making capacity law

Wednesday October 6, 2021, 12:13 p.m.Press release: Law Commission Te Aka Matua or te Ture | The Law Commission has launched a review of the Adult Decision-Making Capacity Act and published the terms of reference that will guide this review: He Arotake i te Ture mō ngā Huarahi Whakatau a ngā Pakeke | Adult Decision-Making […]

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Law Society of Alberta Benchers Approve Innovation Sandbox and Articling Placement Program

The Law Society of Alberta will soon join its counterpart in British Columbia in offering an “innovation sandbox” to enable the development of innovative legal services – and will also soon become the first law society in Canada to formally help students who may be discriminated against. or harassment in their articles to find a […]

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Law Commission examines legal change for crimes against journalists

Legal leaders should consider proposing increased sentencing powers for those convicted of crimes against working journalists. The Law Commission has accepted a request from the Chartered Institute of Journalists to consider reform of the law to protect professional journalists. The CIOJ formally called on the Commission to introduce increased sentencing powers for those convicted of […]