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Lancashire law firm office expands as specialists join team

Lisa Lodge, Garstang Branch Manager at Vincents Solicitors and Co-Head of the Private Client Department, has welcomed three newcomers to her team and continues to recruit from the growing Estates Department. Lawyer Dan Pinder, Legal Assistant Mary Greenway and Probate Clerk Virginia Webster are now part of the Garstang team, one of Vincents’ specialist hubs […]

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Law Firm CEO to Lead Cricket Council’s Diversity Action Plan | News

The Oxfordshire Cricket Board has selected a CEO of a law firm to lead its work on diversity and inclusion during a difficult time for the national game. Insurance Risk and Trading Company BLM announced this month that Siri Siriwardene, Head of Business Advisory and Private Wealth, has been appointed to the Board Advisory Board […]

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Goldfarb Law Firm Opens Office in Las Cruces

Newsletter Report the Goldfarb Law Firm has opened its new branch in Las Cruces. Goldfarb Law Firm’s new Las Cruces office is located in the Western Heritage Bank building at 230 S. Alameda Blvd. Allan and Aaron Goldfarb established Goldfarb Law Firm’s first office in El Paso in 2019. The new Las Cruces office provides […]

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Expansion of the Garstang law firm

Dan Pinder, Virginia Webster and Amy Whiteside, with Mary Greenway and Lisa Lodge seated, at the Vincents Solicitors office in Garstang. Lisa Lodge, Garstang Branch Manager and Co-Head of the Private Client Department, has welcomed three new hires to her team and continues to recruit from the growing Estates Department. Attorney Dan Pinder, Legal Assistant […]

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Stateless: a pro bono collaborative project

Awarded alongside twelve global law firms for their collaborative project on the issue of statelessness in the UK, Steven and Ian talk to us about the challenges faced by stateless people, their work on the project and the importance pro bono work. Ian: “The problem facing stateless people is that the government doesn’t give you […]

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NGOs concerned over recommendations of Special Law Commission on review of witchcraft law – Malawi Nyasa Times

The Center for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) and the Center for Human Development (CEDEP) have expressed concern about some of the recommendations made by the Special Law Commission regarding the review of the Witchcraft Act of 1911. In a joint press release on Friday, the CHRR and the CEDEP say they are particularly concerned […]

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BC Law Society will give ‘serious and thoughtful deliberation’ to governance report: President

The Law Society of British Columbia (LSBC) pledges to act on a recent governance report that praises the society’s commitment to equity and diversity and respectful relationships, but identifies a number of weaknesses, including concerns about the lack of direct engagement with the public and consideration of their interests in decision-making. In July 2021, the […]

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The Law Commission is reviewing the Arbitration Act 1996, the key legislation governing arbitrations in England and Wales.

The Law Commission recently announced a review of the Arbitration Act 1996, on the 25th anniversary of the law’s entry into force. The law has helped London become a preeminent destination for commercial arbitrations. However, it has been identified by the Law Commission as a piece of legislation that should be reviewed to ensure that […]

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Law firm appoints its first specialist dedicated to equality, diversity and inclusion

Law firm Blake Morgan has appointed Victoria Hand as Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Specialist. In this newly created role, Victoria will be responsible for leading the development and implementation of the company’s EDI strategy and will be a key member of the EDI committee and HR leadership team at Blake Morgan. Victoria has extensive […]

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What is really driving the delays in returning the offices of the new law firm

By Steven Lerner (December 23, 2021, 6:33 p.m. EST) – Several BigLaw firms recently changed their plans to return to the office due to the emergence of the omicron variant of COVID-19, but experts say it could also there may be other issues involved. Kent Zimmermann, a consultant at The Zeughauser Group, which advises law […]

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SLCC assumes new Law Society oversight role as approved regulator

SLCC assumes new Law Society oversight role as approved regulator Posted 22 December 2021 The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) has today taken on a new role with regard to complaints under the new regime of alternative business structures. Following confirmation that the Scottish Government has licensed the Law Society of Scotland as an Approved […]

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SLCC takes on new Law Society oversight role as accredited regulator

The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) has today taken on a new role in relation to complaints in the new Alternative Business Structures regime. Following confirmation that the Scottish Government has authorized the Law Society of Scotland as an Approved Regulator for Alternative Business Structures (ABS), the SLCC will now deal with two new categories […]

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SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Law Firm Pomerantz Reminds Shareholders With Losses On Their Investment In Silverback Therapeutics, Inc. Of Class Action And Upcoming Deadline – SBTX | 2021-12-21 | Press Releases

NEW YORK, December 21, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Pomerantz LLP announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed against Silverback Therapeutics, Inc. (“Silverback” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: SBTX) and certain of its officers. The class action, filed in United States District Court of the Western District of Washington, Seattle Division, and registered as […]

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Law Society Takes Custody of Suspended Paralegal Societies | Radio-Canada News

The Law Society of Ontario is warning people that a former paralegal who helped clients fight tickets allegedly continued to offer his services even after his license was twice suspended and then revoked. Benito Zappia ran a business called “We win or it’s free”. Now the Law Society is taking over the business and warning […]

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Law Society Warns of Changes That May Raise Consumers’ Legal Bills

Law Society Warns of Changes That May Raise Consumers’ Legal Bills Posted December 21, 2021 Options within a Scottish government consultation on regulatory reform for the Scottish legal sector could leave consumers with higher legal bills, the Law Society of Scotland has said. The company is urging major reforms to the way legal services are […]

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2021 in review: UK law firm leaders discuss the year’s themes

2021 will be remembered as a phenomenal year for deals, but this high level of deal activity in a hybrid world of work has brought its own challenges and fueled a war for talent and mental wellbeing, firm leaders say lawyers in the UK. Speaking to Law.com International, senior executives from top firms delivered key […]

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Law Society warns against any change that risks increasing consumers’ legal bills

The options under a Scottish Government consultation on regulatory reform of the Scottish legal sector could leave consumers facing higher legal bills, the Law Society of Scotland has said. The society is calling for major reforms to the way legal services are regulated, but has warned against moves that could harm the competitiveness of Scottish […]

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Law firm Schall encourages investors in Zhangmen Education Inc. with losses of $ 100,000 to contact the firm

LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / December 20, 2021 / Law firm Schall, a national shareholder rights litigation firm, announces the filing of a class action lawsuit against Zhangmen Education Inc. (“Zhangmen” or “the Company”) (NYSE: ZME) for violation of federal laws on securities. Investors who have purchased shares of the Company as part of […]

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Solicitors Journal – The Bar is concerned about the safety of lawyers in police stations in the face of Covid-19

The Law Society has raised concerns about the safety and availability of criminal lawyers in the courts, after calls to return to boards at remote police stations were rejected by police, despite a recent increase in the number of cases and the rapid spread of the Omicron variant. In April 2020, a police station protocol […]

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Checklist wins this year’s Bar Innovation Cup

Checklist wins this year’s Bar Innovation Cup Posted 20 December 2021 A complete and free checklist for verifying the title of a property when buying a domestic property is the winner of this year’s Innovation Cup. Ashley Swanson, a lawyer in Aberdeen, impressed the judges with her proposal for a manual checklist for use by […]

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Richard Harris law firm’s case is among the top ten wrongful death verdicts in the United States in the 2020 list

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – The law firm of Richard Harris is pleased to announce its inclusion in the list of the top ten wrongful death verdicts in the United States of 2020. The list, compiled by Top Verdict, is made up of various types of cases that have been tried in any of the state […]

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Law firm staff down, but not staff costs: The Morning Minute

Would you like to receive this daily press briefing by e-mail? Here is the registration. WHAT WE ARE LOOKING AT LESS IS MORE – Law firm staffing may shrink, but staffing costs are still heading in the opposite direction, reports Law.com’s Andrew Maloney. An overwhelming majority of respondents to a new survey by Citi Private […]

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Become a doubly qualified English notary via the SQE

As a lawyer, you are a well-trained, trustworthy and hardworking part of a renowned and prestigious profession, working in a highly competitive environment. Gone, however, are the days when your primary professional qualification, in your home jurisdiction, is enough to secure your career. The legal market – and even the business world – is changing […]

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The law firm Pomerantz reminds shareholders who have suffered losses on their investment in Playtika Holding Corp. the class action lawsuit and the upcoming deadline – PLTK

NEW YORK, December 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Pomerantz LLP announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed against Playtika Holding Corp. (“Playtika” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: PLTK) and certain of its officers. The class action lawsuit, filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and registered as […]

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Amber Russell sets course to operate personal injury law firm

Amber Russell Law Firm staff include Senior Counsel Jean Phillips, Partner Lawyer Kayla Aitken, Senior Paralegal Kerri Ball, Legal Assistant Sam Williams and Executive Director Mimi Jaye. Amber Russell has always been passionate about the law and wanting to make a difference in people’s lives. This ultimately led her to realize another passion of owning […]

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Security Should Be Priority As COVID Cases Rise

The safety and availability of criminal defense lawyers is at risk after calls to revert to advice from a remote police station were rejected by police despite the rapid spread of the Omicron variant, the Law Society has warned. A police station protocol was introduced in April 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing […]

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Law firm to investigate complaints of racial bullying at Princeton High

The Johnston County school system will ask its law firm to investigate conditions at Princeton High School after some black students complained about being bullied and racially harassed. Some black students at Princeton High have publicly spoken of white classmates calling them the N word, telling them to pick up cotton and threatening to beat […]

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As Law Firm Staff Shrink and Specialize, Costs Actually Rise

Even amid a pandemic that initially caused law firms to reposition, lay off, and lay off their professionals — as well as an industry-wide push toward new technologies and automation — don’t expect not expect personnel costs to fall anytime soon. Intense demand for Big Law’s services, its ongoing talent wars and its perpetual drive […]

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Law Firm Offers Free Legal Aid to Clark County Residents

Get Nevada Business News & PR delivered daily straight to your inbox. December 17, 2021 Through LaGuardia Pr leave a comment Las Vegas law firm Stovall and Associates is launching a new initiative to help residents who need legal assistance. The “Legal Protection Plan” provides services such as free attorney consultations, free representation in court, […]

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Law Commission tackles ‘rape myths’ | News

The Law Commission said it would seek to dispel “rape myths” that may have contributed to a significant drop in the number of rape prosecutions in recent years. The government announced earlier this year that it had asked the commission to review legislation, guidance and practice relating to the use of evidence in the prosecution […]

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Law Society welcomes trade agreement with Australia | News

The Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the UK and Australia reflects the importance to both economies of market access for legal services, the Law Society said today. The agreement “provides certainty and creates opportunities for our legal professions to work together for a smoother trade in legal services, which will make it easier for clients […]

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The AIFC Authority and the Law Society of Hong Kong discuss cooperation opportunities

NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Representatives of the AIFC Authority headed by Mr. Nurzhan Kosbayev, Vice Chairman of the Board, hosted an online meeting with the newly elected President of the Hong Kong Bar, Mr. CM Chan, as well as Mr. Amirali B Nasir and Mr. Christopher KK Yu, Vice-Presidents, and Ms. Heidi Chu, Secretary General. During the […]

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SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Law Firm Pomerantz Reminds Shareholders With Losses On Investment In ON24, Inc. Of Class Action And Upcoming Deadline – ONTF | 2021-12-16 | Press Releases

New York, New York – (Newsfile Corp. – December 16, 2021) – Pomerantz LLP announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed against ON24, Inc. (“ON24” or the “Company”) (NYSE: ONTF) and certain of its officers. The class action lawsuit, filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, and […]

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West Lothian law firm wins prestigious award

A leading West Lothian law firm has won a leading legal award for its expert work in highlighting the negative impact of a traumatic childhood on offenders. Keegan Smith Defense Lawyers received the Criminal Law Firm of the Year award by Frances McMenamin QC at the 2021 Herald Law Awards for raising awareness of the […]

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Law firm obtains injunction against employees who tried to resume practice

Judge Chalmers ordered Chorney to pay disbursements on all transferred records within five months and placed the proceeds of the future settlement in trust pending confirmation of firm costs. “Instead of the defendants obtaining bank financing to pay for the initial cost of disbursements, the defendants are seeking Sokoloff Lawyers to assume the role of […]

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Law Commission to examine impact of ‘rape myths’ on criminal proceedings

A project to counter misconceptions surrounding sexual abuse at trial has been announced by the Law Commission. The legal review body project will also assess how evidence is used in the prosecution of sexual offences. It comes after a review of how the criminal justice system handles rape cases found that one in two victims […]

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Law firm says ‘Metaverse’ name too ‘ironic’ for TM claim

By Max Jaeger (December 15, 2021, 6:00 PM EST) – A data privacy-focused California law firm said on Wednesday that the ironic adoption of the term “metaverse” in its name makes the tech lingo distinct enough to survive to a competitor New York. corporate brand challenge. Manhattan law firm Falcon Rappaport & Berkman PLLC sued […]

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Law Commission recommends new law on who inherits property upon death

Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 2:07 PMPress release: Law Commission Inheritance law, the law determining who inherits a person’s property upon death, needs to be reformed, concludes Te Aka Matua o te Ture | Law Commission in its report Il arotake I te āheinga ki ngā rawa a te tangata ka mate ana | Revision of […]

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Ethics review thwarts UK ABS takeover of New York law firm

New York: ethical advice A London-listed law firm’s bid to buy a practice in New York has led the state bar association to limit the circumstances under which New York lawyers can work for firms owned by non-lawyers. The New York State Bar Association’s (NYSBA) ethics advisory comes amid rejection of moves to allow alternative […]

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Laws Unsuitable for Modern Blended Families: Law Commission

Laws must change to better accommodate stepfamilies who try to share property fairly after someone dies, according to the Law Commission. The commission worked on a report on inheritance law. It follows its review which recommended changes to the relationship property law, as the committee wants issues in both areas to be addressed together. His […]

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Law Society of British Columbia’s governance structure “does not suit a modern regulator”: expert review

The multiple roles that Benchers are called upon, or have chosen, to fulfill lead to inevitable conflicts of interest. There are too many committees and groups whose roles and responsibilities are not clear. There is a lack of engagement on regulatory issues. That the bar is too concerned with the interests of the legal profession. […]

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Reopen the courts behind closed doors to tackle the backlog, urges the Bar | News

Court closures have “contributed significantly” to the backlog and the government should consider reopening recently closed courts to increase capacity, the Law Society told MPs. In written proof At the Public Accounts Committee, released today, the Law Society identified 11 courthouses that have recently closed but have not yet been sold, which “could potentially be […]

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Law Society calls for ‘radical change’ to fix troubled legal ombudsperson | News

The Law Society said it was pleased the legal ombudsman was calling on agency staff to address the growing backlog of unopened cases. But the attorneys representative warned that despite signs of improvement this year, concerns remain about the performance of the complaints department, despite a substantial increase in its budget. As part of his […]

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Review by the Law Commission of the English Arbitration Act 1996

Almost a quarter of a century after the English Arbitration Act 1996 (the Act) came into force, the Law Commission has announced that it is carrying out a review of this key legislation. The law has undoubtedly played a key role in maintaining the position of England and in particular London as a leading destination […]

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The Law Commission confirms that the law of England and Wales can adapt to smart contracts | Shearman & Sterling LLP

The Law Commission has concluded that the existing law of England and Wales can accommodate smart contracts and that there is no need for legislative reform. He published advice to the UK government and a separate body abstract of his conclusions on the subject. The Law Commission has begun its investigation on the ability of […]

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SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Law Firm Pomerantz Reminds Shareholders With Losses On Investment In Silverback Therapeutics, Inc. Of Class Action And Upcoming Deadline – SBTX

NEW YORK, December 13, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Pomerantz LLP announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed against Silverback Therapeutics, Inc. (“Silverback” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: SBTX) and certain of its officers. The class action, filed in United States District Court of the Western District of Washington, Seattle Division, and registered as […]

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SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Law Firm Pomerantz Reminds Shareholders With Losses On Their Investment In Silverback Therapeutics, Inc. Of Class Action And Upcoming Deadline – SBTX | national news

NEW YORK, December 13, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Pomerantz LLP announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed against Silverback Therapeutics, Inc. (“Silverback” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: SBTX) and certain of its officers. The class action, filed in United States District Court of the Western District of Washington, Seattle Division, and registered as […]

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Scottish Law Commission launches consultation on Tenancy Bill

The Scottish Law Commission has published a consultation on the project Leases (Automatic Continuation etc) Bill (Scotland). The commission announced in its tenth law reform program that it would review certain aspects of Scottish tenancy law. The first item to consider as part of its overall project on lease aspects is the termination of commercial […]

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SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Law Firm Pomerantz Reminds Shareholders Who Have Suffered Losses On Their Investment In ON24, Inc. Of Class Action And Upcoming Deadline

NEW YORK, December 13, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Pomerantz LLP announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed against ON24, Inc. (“ON24” or the “Company”) (NYSE: ONTF) and certain of its officers. The class action, filed in United States District Court of the North District of California, and registered as 21-cv-08744, is in […]

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Law Society Responds to Chatham House AML Report

The Law Society of England and Wales has published a response to the recent report by London-based think tank Chatham House criticizing Britain’s anti-money laundering (AML) laws. The report says uncontrolled and often unenforceable anti-corruption laws have made the UK the money-laundering capital of the world for a post-Soviet elite, seriously damaging Britain’s international reputation […]

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Edinburgh lawyer appointed President-elect of Law Society of Scotland for 2023/24

Webster will assume his new role in May next year, succeeding current Vice President Murray Etherington when he succeeds current Law Society President Ken Dalling. Philip Lafferty and Susan Murray, who were also named Presidents-Elect in November, will continue to contribute to the work of the professional body in their roles of council, committee and […]

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Why I Left My Law Firm: A Glimpse into What’s Behind the Associated Talent Drain

The UK legal sector has seen a talent drain like no other in 2021: increased workloads, renewed pay wars and the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic have led partners to reassess their career. While some partners joined competing firms or moved in-house, others decided to leave the legal profession altogether. In an ever-increasing hiring market, […]

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The pay gap between men and women in the law remains significant, according to a report from the Bar

Dawson: We need to recognize the exits more than the entrances Women in largest law firms earn on average one-fifth less than men, and the gender pay gap is 50% larger than for companies nationwide, according to Law Society analysis . As of 2017, all companies with 250 or more employees are required to publish […]

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Law Society responds to report by think tank criticizing UK law firms for money laundering

The Law Society has decided to stand up for the UK’s legal industry after being heavily criticized for its role in money laundering in Chatham House report. The Foreign Policy Think Tank’s report warned that “serious loopholes and loopholes” have allowed a generation of “post-Soviet kleptocrats and their associates” to launder money in the UK […]

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NSW Law Society Announces Annual Medal Recipient

A juvenile court clerk was named the 2021 recipient of the President’s Medal of the Bar. The Law Society of NSW has announced that Juvenile Court Clerk and former NSW Legal Aid lawyer Mary Gleeson received the President’s Medal 2021 at their annual Membership Dinner in Sydney this week. Ms. Gleeson began her career in […]

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SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Law Firm Pomerantz Reminds Shareholders Who Have Suffered Losses On Their Investment In Alfi, Inc. Of Class Action And Upcoming Deadline

NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / December 9, 2021 / Pomerantz LLP announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed against Alfi, Inc. (“Alfi” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: ALF; ALFIW) and certain of its officers and directors. The class action suit, filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, […]

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Appointment of members to the Law Commission under study, according to the Center

The government has informed the Supreme Court that the appointment of the chairman and members of India’s 22nd Law Commission, the highest body of government responsible for recommending crucial legislative reforms, is under consideration. The establishment of the 22nd Law Commission was constituted by the Government on February 21, 2020. However, no progress has been […]

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Leading law firm Ison Harrison expands with new office in Harrogate city center

Georgina Pogge-von Strandmann, Jonathan Wearing, Shaun Hulme and James Pascoe outside the new Harrogate branch of Ison Harrison The installation in the town of Ison Harrison, his second in North Yorkshire, further strengthens his foothold in the region. The new office, located at 6a Albert Street, which was once occupied by Manning Stainton real estate […]

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Appointment of Law Commission chair, members under consideration, Center tells SC

The Union Government has told the Supreme Court that the appointment of the Chairman and members of the Law Commission of India is under consideration by the authorities concerned and there is no proposal for make it a statutory body. The Law Commission undertakes legal research and examines existing laws to make reforms and enact […]

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5 Things You Need To Know About… The Law Commission Paper On Smart Legal Contracts | White & Case LLP

1. What is the Legal Commission document on smart legal contracts? On November 25, 2021, the Law Commission released its opinion to the UK government on smart legal contracts (the “Paper“) (see here). Among other things, the paper examines how English law applies to smart legal contracts, and identifies particular areas of uncertainty and where […]

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“No proposal under consideration to make Law Commission of India a statutory body,” center tells Supreme Court

Opposing a plea seeking directions to make the Law Commission a statutory body, the Union of India informed the Supreme Court that although the appointment of the chairperson and member of the 22nd Law Commission is to the study, no proposal is under consideration to make the Law Commission of India a statutory body body. […]

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UK Legal Commission to Review 1996 Arbitration Act | Morgan lewis

The UK Law Commission has announced that it will be reviewing the Arbitration Act 1996, the main law governing arbitrations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Law Commission has said its aim is to ensure that arbitration law remains clear, modern and effective in order to maintain the attractiveness of the UK as a […]

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The Affidavit of the Center to the Supreme Court

The central government has said it does not plan to make the Law Commission a statutory body in an affidavit to the Supreme Court. The affidavit from the Ministry of Law and Justice stated that the government is considering the appointment of the chairman and member of the 22nd Law Commission of India and that […]

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SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Law Firm Pomerantz Reminds Shareholders With Losses On Their Investment In Silverback Therapeutics, Inc. Of Class Action And Upcoming Deadline – SBTX

NEW YORK, December 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Pomerantz LLP announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed against Silverback Therapeutics, Inc. (“Silverback” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: SBTX) and certain of its officers. The class action lawsuit, filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, Division of Seattle, and […]

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Chorley Law Firm Wins Two Trophies at LEAP Modern Law Conveyancing Awards

Andrea Fairweather, Residential Property Partner at Birchall Blackburn Law, said: “We are honored to win both the North of England Transport Firm of the Year and National Transport Firm of the Year award. . This reflects all the hard work our team put in during the pandemic, where we had to deal with increased demand, […]

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5 things you need to know about… the Law Commission’s paper on smart legal contracts

1. What is the Law Commission document on smart legal contracts? On November 25, 2021, the Law Commission published its advice to the UK government on legal smart contracts (the “Paper“) (see here). Among other things, the paper examines how English law applies to smart legal contracts and identifies particular areas of uncertainty and where […]

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Women’s rights activists condemn Law Commission

Women’s rights activists have criticized the Law Commission for rejecting proposals to make misogyny a hate crime. The independent body, which recommends legal changes, argued the move would create “hierarchies of victims” and make it harder to prosecute rape and domestic violence. Currently, there are five protected characteristics under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 […]

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UK Law Commission confirms the flexibility of common law to accommodate smart legal contracts

Last week the UK Law Commission (the “Commission”) Released his much anticipated advice to the government on the application of the legal framework in England and Wales to support the use of smart contract technology. Although there remain potential areas of uncertainty regarding the application of smart contracts, in particular in the area of ​​acts […]

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Law Commission recommends unified court system in Wales

A new unified court system is expected to be introduced in Wales to replace the current fragmented courts, the Law Commission announced today [9 December 2021]. A tribunal is a body set up to settle disputes, usually resulting from decisions of public bodies. They do justice to some of the most vulnerable people in society. […]

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campaign to make misogyny a hate crime rejected by Law Commission | Women

A coalition of women’s rights activists have expressed disappointment and frustration after the Law Commission decided to reject a proposal to make misogyny a hate crime. The commission, an independent body that recommends legal changes, launched a consultation but concluded that the move would not solve the “real problem” of hostility or prejudice against women […]

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year of rediscovery: Focus 2022 on the culture and identity of your law firm | RightVision

Well that was fun…. We’re about to complete the second of two toughest years in the law firm’s history. Yes, the economic results have, on the whole, been excellent. Yes, there have been positive consequences and skills learned from the pandemic (has anybody still use paper timesheets?) but few would deny that 2020 and 2021 […]

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Law firm obtains injunction against former partner after Thanksgiving weekend coup

To print this article, simply register or connect to Mondaq.com. At 1 p.m. on the Friday afternoon of the Thanksgiving long weekend in October 2021, a lawyer employed as a partner in the Brampton office of Sokoloff Lawyers shut down the office, asked the other employees to leave their computers on and not protected by […]

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Dowry needs fresh look, SC asks Law Commission to review suggestions

The Supreme Court observed on Monday that the persistence of social evil like dowry requires much broader consideration and asked the law commission to consider the suggestions in a plea. Lawyer VK Biju argued before a panel headed by Judge DY Chandrachud that a similar matter was pending before another panel of the higher court, […]

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LexisNexis SA and the Bar of South Africa publish Legal Tech 2021 report

The COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly changing the way the legal profession interacts and uses information, and it is clear that the industry is embracing and using technology with eagerness. For example, when it comes to legal work, more and more legal professionals seek their information using a laptop, PC, tablet, mobile phone or of an […]

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Dowry Needs New Look, SC Asks Legal Committee To Consider Suggestions

The Supreme Court observed on Monday that the persistence of social evil, such as dowry, requires much broader consideration and asked the law committee to consider the suggestions in a plea. Lawyer VK Biju argued before a bench led by Judge DY Chandrachud that a similar issue is pending before another bench of the highest […]

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SC calls on Law Commission to make dowry laws stricter, says it cannot interfere in the business of the legislature by appointing a dowry prohibition officer

The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Law Commission of India to look into the social evil challenge of dowry when hearing a petition demanding the appointment of a dowry ban official. dowry. Judiciary DY Chandrachud and Judge AS Bopanna noted that the request made in the petition falls within the competence of the legislature […]

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Why this is a critical time for law firm culture | Characteristic

“I used to believe that growing was ‘gentle’ and had little impact on our results. What I believe today is that our culture has everything to do with our results, now and in the future. ‘ These words from author and businessman Vern Dosch might ring well with law firm executives. Just a few years […]

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Law Society responds to LSB consultation on consumer empowerment

The Bar has issued a response to the Legal Services Board (LSB) consultation on consumer empowerment, saying it must empower frontline regulators to understand consumer engagement and the challenges the public faces. Following a consultation launched by the LSB on a draft statutory policy statement on consumer empowerment, outlining how regulators should ensure that those […]

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Local law firm pledges to improve gender equality

“No one should be faced with inequalities because of their gender” Liz Bryne of Blake Morgan “No one should face inequalities because of their gender”. A Chandler’s Ford-based law firm has announced its commitment to help promote workplace gender equality in the legal profession by signing the Women in Law Pledge. Signing the pledge is […]

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Leading personal injury law firm

Dublin, December 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The question of how and why legal services should be made readily available to the general public has been discussed for years now, and it never fails to generate enough opinions. strong from people. Legal services and attorney fees are often quite expensive and out of the price […]

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A candid conversation about cyber

In September 2020, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) released a cybersecurity thematic review showing how three-quarters of businesses surveyed had suffered a cyberattack, and that 23 of the 30 cases targeted saw a total of over £4m customer sterling money stolen. While the financial impact of a loss of data is harder to calculate, the […]

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UP Law Commission submits draft law on gram prahari

On Friday, the Uttar Pradesh Law Commission submitted the gram prahari bill to the state government and made a series of recommendations, including minimum qualification for their appointment, minimum age, essential physical condition, regular monthly remuneration and a separate law to deal with problems. related to gram prahari. As for the gram praharis, the commission […]

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Local law firm pledges to improve gender equality – Eastleigh News

“No one should be faced with inequalities because of their gender” Liz Bryne of Blake Morgan “No one should face inequalities because of their gender”. A Ford-based law firm in Chandler has announced its commitment to help promote workplace gender equality in the legal profession by signing the Women in Law Pledge. Signing the pledge […]

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Law students launch boycott of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher law firm – Uprise RI

Today the members of Law students for climate responsibility (LSCA) launched a nationwide appeal to law students to boycott the law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. In a public signature letter and a video ad, students described the boycott as a response to Gibson Dunn’s work protecting polluting companies from climate liability, attacking the rights […]

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Law Commission to Begin Review of Arbitration Law 1996 in Q1 2022

The Arbitration Act 1996 (the “Act”) received Royal Assent on June 17, 1996 and came into force in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (with some exceptions) on January 31, 1997. The stated purpose of the law was to “reaffirm and improve the law relating to arbitration under an arbitration agreement; make other arrangements relating to […]

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The law is the boss, Sir Stephen – Law Society Gazette – Government, public sector

UK: The Law is the Boss, Sir Stephen – Law Society Gazette 03 December 2021 Lawyers in Russell Cooke To print this article, simply register or connect to Mondaq.com. In a recent article, Sir Stephen Laws condemns the 2019 Supreme Court prorogation decision in vehement terms of political controversy rather than those more generally applied […]

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Law Firm Schall Reminds Investors of Class Action Against Ginkgo Bioworks Holdings, Inc. and Encourages Investors With Losses Over $ 100,000 to Contact the Firm

Los Angeles, Calif .– (Newsfile Corp. – December 3, 2021) – Law firm Schall, a national shareholder rights litigation firm, reminds investors of class action lawsuit against Ginkgo Bioworks Holdings, Inc. f / k / a Soaring Eagle Acquisition Corp. (“Ginkgo” or “the Company”) (NYSE: DNA) (NASDAQ: SRNG) for violations of §§10 (b) and 20 […]

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SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Law Firm Pomerantz Reminds Shareholders With Losses On Their Investment In Silverback Therapeutics, Inc. Of Class Action And Upcoming Deadline – SBTX | State

NEW YORK, December 2, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Pomerantz LLP announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed against Silverback Therapeutics, Inc. (“Silverback” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: SBTX) and certain of its officers. The class action, filed in United States District Court of the Western District of Washington, Seattle Division, and registered as […]