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Offshore law firm Ogier enters Dublin via merger

Offshore law firm Ogier was launched in Dublin via a merger with a local firm, as firms continue to expand in Ireland. The merger with commercial law firm Leman Solicitors will operate from June in Ireland under the name Ogier Leman, the firms said in a statement. All of Leman Solicitor’s staff will be retained, […]

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Lincolnshire law firm braces for growth with series of new appointments

Six new people have joined the Lincoln office of the growing law firm Pepperells. Joining the Pepperells Lincoln team are: John Conlon, highly regarded for his expertise in children’s law, representing children, parents and family members with 20 years of experience in family law. Alison McGowan is a member of the Law Society Children’s Panel […]

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Acosta & Díaz law firm establishes social impact business model – News is My Business

Acosta & Díaz recently provided legal advice to families in a community in the municipality of Naguabo. Grupo Legal Acosta & Díaz, LLC, led by Puerto Rican lawyers Ricardo Díaz-Soto and Loira Acosta-Báez, recently became the only establishment in Puerto Rico certified “B Corp”, for promoting a business model with inclusive practices that have a […]

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Six things to consider before outsourcing your legal fund

When you run a law firm, it can be tempting to want to oversee every part of the day-to-day administration that comes through your doors, especially when it comes to your legal accounts. Knowing exactly how much money is going in and out of your office and accounts receivable is essential for stability, growth and, […]

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Westminster update: Chancellor delivers spring declaration

One thing you must do Read our updated page on how you can support the people of Ukraine. Our page includes ways to provide pro bono legal advice to Ukrainians and charities you can donate to. What do you want to know 1. The Chancellor delivers the Spring Declaration The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, delivered his […]

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Lawyer who worked for Michael Lynn says letters from law firm set off first ‘alarm bells’

A lawyer who worked for Michael Lynn & Co Solicitors told her multi-million theft trial that ‘alarm bells rang’ for her when she received two pieces of correspondence from two different firms representing two different banks about the same properties. Fiona McAleenan told the multi-million dollar theft trial of Michael Lynn that in August 2007 […]

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Department of Justice defends legal aid offer following Law Society campaign | News

The Justice Department has signaled that it is unlikely to reconsider its criminal legal aid reforms following the Law Society’s decision to withdraw support for the current proposals. After further analysis of the government’s proposals and meetings with officials, Chancery Lane said yesterday the department had ‘botched’ its response to the Independent Criminal Legal Aid […]

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Northeast law firm presents strong case for traditional values

Peter Blackett is in his 50th year as a partner at one of the region’s oldest law firms. He explains to Peter Barron why building personal trust is at the heart of BHP Law’s longevity FOR someone who can’t remember what prompted him to become a lawyer, Peter Blackett surprised himself to be one of […]

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Former Bar President fails in attempt to strike SDT case

Greene: Case to answer David Greene, the former president of the Law Society, failed in his bid to stop a private suit against him in the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT), although its scope was narrowed. The case, which dates back to the events of 2008, led to Mr Greene stepping down as chairman in March […]

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The strategic question of the independence of lawyers and the technological advances of law firms

Last month, I concluded my second article on the Metaverse with a statement that law firms are currently enjoying high demand for services and premium rates. But in the long run, legal professionals will need to address some strategic issues if they want to adopt more technology. This month, I’d like to explore a structural […]

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A trio of new lawyers join the “Times Best Law Firm” Trethowans

TRETHOWANS, a UK Top 150 law firm, continued to grow with the appointment of three new lawyers to its Southampton and Winchester offices. In Southampton, the firm has welcomed senior partner Kate Marsh to its private client team and chartered legal executive Juliette Moule to its personal injury team. Meanwhile, at Winchester, associate attorney Zoe […]

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Lawyer Randall Kinnard establishes a new law firm

Kinnard Law specializes in personal injury and medical malpractice cases NASHVILLE, TN, March 29, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nashville attorney Randall L. Kinnard today announced the launch of his new law firm, Kinnard Law. With over 40 years of record jury verdicts, Kinnard continues its dedication to providing legal advice to victims of personal injury and medical malpractice. […]

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Law firm price comparison sites could put off small businesses, Law Society says

Tuesday, March 29, 2022 12:54 PM Law Society Vice President Lubna Shuja said regulators’ plans to push law firms to price comparison sites could lead to big firms monopolizing the market and crowding out smaller firms. The lawyer warned that efforts to force law firms to appear on digital price comparison tools could lead to […]

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WBD Partner Elected President of Plymouth Law Society

A partner in the Plymouth office of law firm Womble Bond Dickinson held a senior position in a leading legal organisation. Home finance specialist Craig Moore has been elected president of the Plymouth Law Society. Leading WBD’s 20-person property team in Plymouth, Craig specializes in all aspects of commercial property work, with a particular focus […]

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Law Commission report on safety regulation of coal deposits in Wales a ‘milestone’ – Swansea Bay News

Social work students will be eligible for more financial support from September under a £3.5million Supplemental Support Scheme, the Deputy Minister for Social Services has announced. The enhanced financial support will be available to undergraduate and postgraduate students in Wales through the Social Work Scholarship, which will provide almost £10million over the next three years […]

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Rule of law: what does it really mean?

The rule of law is at the heart of what it means to be a lawyer. Stephanie’s speech touched on different understandings of the rule of law and the perception that it can conflict with the functioning of political institutions. Read Stephanie’s speech on the rule of law Public perception of the rule of law: […]

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Comparison sites could ‘exclude’ small businesses and lawyers BME – Law Society | News

Smaller law firms could be shut out of the market and clients could end up paying more if regulators press ahead with forcing lawyers to appear on digital comparison sites. Black and ethnic minority lawyers, a disproportionate number of whom work in independent firms or small businesses, could also be at a serious disadvantage. So […]

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The property finance specialist is the new president of the Plymouth Law Society

A partner in the Plymouth office of law firm Womble Bond Dickinson held a senior position in a leading legal organisation. Home finance specialist Craig Moore has been elected president of the Plymouth Law Society. Leading WBD’s 20-person property team in Plymouth, Mr Moore specializes in all aspects of commercial property work, with a particular […]

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Law Society of Ontario greenlights local ex-terrorist’s attempt to practice law

A Toronto man who was convicted of participating in a failed terrorist plot to set off a series of bombs in 2007 has been cleared to practice law by an Ontario bar court. Saad Gaya, now 34, was 18 when he was arrested in 2006. He spent almost 10 years in prison, five of them […]

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The legal world unites to help fight the cyber threat

A new questionnaire to help law firms better assess the cybersecurity features of the chambers they instruct lawyers on has been launched today (Friday 25 March). The standardized form was designed by a joint working group of the Law Society of England and Wales and the Bar Council, representing lawyers, leading law firms and IT […]

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Risk and Compliance Accreditation | The bar

Our Risk and Compliance Accreditation is a mark of quality allowing individuals to demonstrate that they have expertise in risk and compliance, legal practice or anti-money laundering. It covers risk and compliance in the legal sector at three levels: This accreditation requires, at each of its levels, that an individual demonstrates the risk and compliance […]

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Ransomware Risk Assessment: Our Information Security Questionnaire

Why was the questionnaire produced? In collaboration with the Bar Association, we have developed this questionnaire to help our members understand the information security systems put in place by law firms. We want to help law firms understand how the chambers they hear process information. We hope that by having an agreed standardized questionnaire, the […]

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Parliamentary panel questions delay in appointment of Chairman and members of Law Commission of India

The three-year term of the 21st Commission, headed by former Supreme Court Justice BS Chauhan, ended on August 31, 2018. The three-year term of the 21st Commission, headed by former Supreme Court Justice BS Chauhan, ended on August 31, 2018. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Law and Justice, headed by Rajya Sabha member and top […]

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Blaming lawyers for UK ties to Russia is ‘dangerous’ – Law Society

Speaking in a letter to The temperature Law Society President I. Stephanie Boyce on Thursday condemned lawyers’ attempts to “scapegoat” the UK’s business ties with Russia. Amid coverage of Russia’s significant presence in Britain’s economy, the role that lawyers and firms have played has come under scrutiny. Responding to a newspaper column claiming that the […]

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Law firm Baum Hedlund appoints Bijan Esfandiari and Timothy Loranger as main shareholders

Our new senior shareholders, Timothy A. Loranger and Bijan Esfandiari Baum Hedlund Litigators Baum Hedlund’s lawyers, Bijan Esfandiari and Timothy A. Loranger, have been promoted to senior shareholders. It is with confidence that we can say that their addition to the Board of Directors will help lead our firm towards an even brighter and more […]

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British lawyers are scapegoats for horrors in Ukraine, says Law Society

Thursday, March 24, 2022 2:46 PM The Law Society has claimed that ‘British lawyers’ are being made ‘scapegoats’ for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. In a letter to The temperatureLaw Society President I. Stephanie Boyce said the lawyers had been “isolated” for their involvement with Russia, as she claimed they had been made scapegoats for the […]

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Don’t Scapegoat Lawyers for Russia – Law Society | News

The Law Society today denounced attempts to ‘scapegoat’ lawyers over UK business links with Russia following the invasion of Ukraine. Lawyers are “highly regulated” and law firms responded to the sudden reversal of longstanding British policy by quickly cutting ties with Moscow, Chairwoman I. Stephanie Boyce pointed out. Boyce’s comments come in a letter to […]

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Coal landfill safety body needed in Wales, Law Commission report says

A NEW watchdog over coal deposits in Wales should be set up, an independent report has concluded. Tipping safety has become a pressing issue – and a political sore point between the Welsh and UK governments – since heavy rains in early 2020 caused landslides when tips collapsed. The Law Commission, which announced a consultation […]

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Westminster Update: Government announces investment in criminal legal aid

One thing you must do Read our tips on how lawyers can show support for those in Ukraine. What do you want to know 1. Government announces investment in legal aid The government announced on Tuesday (March 15) the first substantial injection of funds for criminal legal aid in 25 years. The Lord Chancellor has […]

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Lanka to obtain the services of an international law firm to manage relations with the IMF

Shocking Case of Dereliction of Duty by Bureaucrats: By Shamindra Ferdinando Estate workers have been unable to secure arrears of EPF, ETF and gratuities amounting to Rs 1,888 million due to lack of proper mechanism to implement recommendations made by the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL), The non-implementation of the recommendations made by […]

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Pension specialist Sackers becomes first law firm to join LGBT Great

The firm plans to partner with LGBT Great to improve its organizational approach to LGBT+ diversity and inclusion and engage with clients and other advisors on social sustainability issues. Sackers is also committed to being the first law firm to complete LGBT Great’s industry-focused benchmarking tool, the Inclusion Index Benchmarking Tracker (iiBT), and will help […]

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A fifth of London interns paid less than the minimum recommended by the Law Society

16% in regions A fifth of junior lawyers in London say they earn less than the Law Society’s suggested minimum wage, according to a new study. A survey by legal recruiter Douglas Scott found that 20% of trainees in the capital were paid below the £22,794 set by senior Chancery Lane brass. This is the […]

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The Bar is urged to crack down on misleading legal advertising

Last year, Jeremy Diamond, Toronto’s best-known legal marketer, was found guilty of professional misconduct after telling a law society disciplinary committee that he had engaged in years of misleading advertisements. Now he wants it back. The reason? The court — which is at arm’s length from the Law Society of Ontario — rejected a penalty […]

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Legal Profession Marks Neurodiversity Celebration Week

Lawyers in England and Wales will today mark the start of Neurodiversity Celebration Week, which challenges stereotypes and misconceptions about neurological differences. Law Society President I. Stephanie Boyce said, “I am thrilled to mark the start of Neurodiversity Celebration Week. “Whoever you are and whatever your background, the Law Society wants you to have the […]

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Blackburn Law Firm strengthens its team with the appointment of a specialist lawyer

A wills and trusts specialist has joined an East Lancashire law firm. North West law firm Woodcocks Haworth and Nuttall Solicitors (WHN) has strengthened its wills, trusts and probate team with the appointment of Jennifer Moorhouse. Associate solicitor Ms Moorhouse joins WHN Solicitors, which operates eight offices in Lancashire and Greater Manchester, from Fieldings Porter […]

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Student Law Society Awards 2022: The Winners

Law societies, law firm representatives and the LawCareers.Net team came together last night, Thursday, March 17, 2022, to celebrate the eighth annual LawCareers.Net Student Law Society Awards. The purpose of the awards is to highlight the hard work of student law associations across the UK across a range of different award categories – from ‘Best […]

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Xiao Lei – Sichuan Junhe Law Firm – Chengdu – Lawyer Profile

Capital markets; Private equity and venture capital; Corporate Compliance; Real estate and construction Xiao Lei graduated from the Law School of Sichuan University and is currently a partner and vice director of the corporate law department of Sichuan Junhe Law Firm, as well as a part-time commercial arbitrator. His main areas of practice are capital […]

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Zhou Wei – Zhong Lun Law Firm – Beijing – Lawyer Profile

Securities litigation; Securities Compliance; Resolution of business disputes; Settlement of major commercial disputes Zhou Wei is a partner in the Dispute Resolution Department of Zhong Lun Law Firm. She has focused on securities compliance, securities litigation and corporate litigation for over twelve years. . Its clients include large publicly traded companies and leading securities firms, […]

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Liu Yingzi – Hylands Law Firm – Beijing – Lawyer Profile

Liu Yingzi’s practice focuses on intellectual property, business and investment, and dispute resolution. Liu provides comprehensive legal services in the areas of literature and art, entertainment, sports and media. Liu’s representation, cases and achievements in recent years include consulting and structuring, due diligence, financing, production, distribution, sale and purchase, license agreements, protection of copyright and […]

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Conference on social mobility in partnership with the Manchester Law Society | Events | Insights and Events

Our half-day conference on social mobility will demonstrate the importance of improving this key area. More than that, this event will provide practical information on how to implement a social mobility strategy in your company and give examples of the benefits for the company, as well as for individuals. The program includes keynote speakers from […]

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Thirdfort partners with the Bar

Risk management platform Thirdfort has entered into an affiliate partnership with the Law Society to help lawyers better meet their Know Your Client (KYC), Anti Money Laundering (AML), and Source-of-Funds ( SoF). Thirdfort has just secured £15m in Series A funding to double down on the legal industry and help lawyers manage the growing compliance […]

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Bar president warns of collapsing criminal justice system

National Law Society President I. Stephanie Boyce welcomed the government’s proposal to increase legal aid rates, but said more needed to be done to stem the exodus of criminal law practitioners into the South West. Miss Boyce, during a visit to Plymouth and Exeter, revealed there were just 12 duty solicitors left working in Devon […]

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Westminster update: Economic Crime Bill approved by House of Commons

One thing you must do Read our submission to the government’s consultation on reforming the Human Rights Act. We argue that the government is introducing changes that would make the state less accountable. It undermines a crucial element of the rule of law, preventing people from challenging illegitimate uses of power. What do you want […]

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Atom Wu – DHH Law Firm – Beijing – Lawyer Profile

Atom Wu is a joint senior partner of DHH law firm, a Chinese lawyer and a Chinese tax accountant. She is a professional tax and litigation lawyer. She has 15 years of experience in tax and legal affairs in China. Wu has rich theoretical knowledge and practical experience in law and taxation. She also has […]

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‘Mmm, I like what I see’: Law firm owner fined for sexual comments to interviewee | News

The male owner of a law firm who asked an interviewee if she had a boyfriend and told her she was beautiful has been fined £20,000 by the court. Victor Nwosu, a lawyer for 17 years, repeatedly commented to the woman, who was interviewing for a paralegal position, about her appearance and said words to […]

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Law firm sponsors Wheelchair Football Association

Law firm Irwin Mitchell is joining forces with the Wheelchair Football Association (WFA) in a new partnership. The Sheffield-based company sponsors the WFA National Player Development Program (NPDP), which aims to provide people with physical disabilities the opportunity to access wheelchair football in England. Sarah Coles, Partner and Specialist Solicitor at Irwin Mitchell, said: “This […]

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People: the law firm appoints key leaders; Total Fitness Braces for Growth with Key Hire; and more

Law firm Ward Hadaway has appointed a key leadership role to its Manchester-based North West team. Liz Bottrill has been named executive partner, succeeding Paul Johnson. Johnson is stepping down after seven years to focus on developing the corporate team in Manchester with fellow partners Sean FitzGerald and Melanie Yeomans, as well as his role […]

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MD High Court excludes lawyer who increased his expenses by deceiving his law firm

“The (Keith M. Bonner) pattern of misconduct not only involved embezzling funds, but also sometimes lying to partners to cover their tracks, such as sending emails describing meetings with clients that never took place and the creation of false calendar entries and attendance sheets”, judge Brynja. Mr. Booth wrote for the court. (daily record/photo file) […]

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High Court rules Scottish law firm without an English office can be sued in England for professional negligence

A claim by a Scottish law firm challenging an action brought against them in the English High Court for professional negligence by a dual qualified solicitor advising on a planning claim has been dismissed. Wright, Johnston and Mackenzie LLP, a company with no registered office in England, argued that the work it carried out for […]

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Leading law firm appoints new executive partner in Manchester office

Liz Bottrill takes the reins as executive partner of Ward Hadaway’s office in Manchester. JOp 100 law firm Ward Hadaway has appointed a key senior executive to its Manchester-based North West team. Liz Bottrill has been appointed Executive Partner, replacing Paul Johnson. Paul is leaving after seven years to focus on developing the corporate team […]

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UK law firm fined £98,000 after data breach

An English law firm has been fined £98,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) after a data breach caused by ransomware. Hackers gained access to the computer systems of criminal defense firm Tuckers Solicitors LLP and compromised more than 24,700 court files containing sensitive data such as medical records and witness statements. The files were […]

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Westchester Elder Law Firm Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano Welcomes Partner Attorney Michael P. Enea

The law firm of Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP, with offices in White Plains and Somers, NY, is pleased to announce Michael P. Enea, Esq. joined the firm as an associate attorney. Mr. Enea’s areas of practice include wills, trusts and estates, tax planning, corporate law and elder law. Prior to Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, […]

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Global Network Acquires Second UK Law Firm This Year

Acquisition (LR): Simon Jones, John Abbott and Guy Bate International professional services group ETL Global has unveiled its fourth contract with a law firm in England and Wales after one of its previous acquisitions bought another London trading firm. Laytons ETL acquires Cannings Connolly, five partners, which it says have particular strengths in commercial real […]

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The law firm was launched just weeks before Covid quadrupled in just two years

A law firm that quadrupled in size in just two years is getting bigger again. Rachael Gent set up Gent Law just three weeks before the first Covid-19 lockdown was introduced in March 2020. Since then, the North Staffordshire-based company has grown into a 10-person operation specializing in all things real estate – from sales […]

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About the Small Business Network

What we offer our members We offer a community to share expertise and information on: business development and marketing practice management Financial direction regulatory changes affecting small businesses and sole practitioners career development, recruitment and retention Benefits Four newsletters per year Webinars and podcasts Access to our LinkedIn community Regional Workshops on Managing a Small […]

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Criminal law firm fined £98,000 for cybersecurity ‘negligence’

Data breach: the company knew that its security was lacking Leading criminal law firm Tuckers has been fined £98,000 by the Information Commissioner after a ransomware attack that encrypted nearly a million files by exploiting its “negligent security practices”. The company knew it had had cybersecurity issues the year before, after failing the government-backed Cyber […]

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Central Asia’s first law firm opens in space

NUR-SULTAN – Seven Pillars Law, an international law firm headquartered in the Astana International Financial Center (AIFC) in Kazakhstan, has established a company in space, the company’s press service reported. . The Seven Pillars Law was recorded by Asgardia, a digital state with its own economy focused on scientific advancement on Earth and in space, […]

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Apply for legal assistant jobs

Vacancies at the Court of Appeal The Court of Appeal is recruiting full-time legal assistants for fixed-term contracts between October 2022 and July 2023. The position offers a unique opportunity to work closely with the magistrates of the court. You will support the appellate judges by: analysis of appeal records conduct legal research to clarify […]

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Iscoe Law Firm Names Tanasha Jackson and Guadalupe Figueroa 2022 $1,000 Scholarship Winners |

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, March 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Iscoe Law Firm, one of the florida leading teams of personal injury lawyers, today announced the winning students for two $1,000 Scholarships. Tanasha Jacksonsenior at Edward H. White HS in Jacksonville, Florida and Guadalupe Figueroaa senior from Logansport HS at Logansport, Indiana. Tanasha will study history […]

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Iscoe Law Firm Names Tanasha Jackson and Guadalupe Figueroa 2022 $1,000 Scholarship

Tanasha will study history at FAMU, UNF, or FSU in the fall of 2022. She is a Fellow of the National Honor Society and a member of St. Stephens AME Choir. Guadalupe will study law at either Indiana University Bloomington or the Notre Dame University in the fall of 2022. Guadalupe enjoys reading and writing […]

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Swift investments are needed to tackle unacceptable court delays

Large-scale investments are needed to ensure the criminal justice system is able to tackle court backlogs and ensure access to justice for victims and defendants, state leaders say lawyers. The warning from the Law Society of England and Wales comes as the Public Accounts Committee today published a report questioning the UK Government’s ‘meager ambition’ […]

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Westminster update: Russia sanctions debated in parliament

One thing you must do Read our statement on the current situation in Ukraine and our continued solidarity and support for the people of Ukraine, our members in the region, the National Bar Association of Ukraine and the Ukrainian Bar Association. What do you want to know 1. Sanctions against Russia debated in Parliament Earlier […]

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Lubna Shuja | The bar

She qualified as a barrister in 1992. She is a sole practitioner at Legal Swan Solicitors in Birmingham, a firm she established in 2007, where she now specializes in professional discipline and regulation. She has experience in the area of ​​family law, conveyancing, personal injury claims, wills and estates and litigation. Prior to 2007, Lubna […]

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Linda Lee | The bar

Linda is chair of the Solicitors Assistance Scheme, which provides advice and assistance to solicitors facing professional and personal difficulties. She is a former President of the Bar. She is a Commissioner of the Criminal Cases Review Commission, the statutory body responsible for investigating alleged miscarriages of justice in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. She […]

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Dundalk law firm to offer pro bono services to immigration clients from conflict regions

Dundalk law firm Mulholland Law has confirmed that it offers pro bono services to all new clients from conflict regions who seek our assistance with immigration and asylum matters. In a statement, the firm said: “The horrific scenes in Ukraine in recent days have rightly drawn condemnation from lawyers across the European Union. “There are […]

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Promoting gender equality throughout women’s careers

As an Asian woman in the UK today, diversity and equality have always been important influences – and challenges – in my life. The life of any lawyer is filled with obstacles to overcome, but there is no denying that the journey is all the more difficult for women. Unconscious bias undermines the opinions of […]

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Rose Law Firm acquires practice from Rogers

Arkansas’ oldest business is growing. According to a press release on Tuesday, March 8, the Little Rock-based business law practice Pink Law Firm will acquire Smith Hurst PLCa regional corporate and private wealth law firm with seven lawyers in Rogers. The merger is effective April 1. Rose Law Firm officials did not disclose financial terms […]

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The President of the Bar calls for more diversity in the profession

The majority of lawyers in Ireland are women, but men continue to dominate the upper ranks of the profession, the Law Society president has said. On International Women’s Day on Tuesday, with a call for more diversity in the profession, Michelle Ní Longáin said it would help “break down prejudices” and increase access to justice […]

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Q&A with Lubna Shuja | The bar

How many years have you been a member of the board? I joined the Bar Council in 2013, representing the Sole Practitioners Group (SPG). There are more than 4,500 sole-practice solicitors in England and Wales, many of whom previously worked in firms in the city and across all areas of the profession. What other roles […]

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Four new promotions of partners at Yorkshire law firm

Pictured: Ison Harrison’s new partners Erin Johnston, Nigel Monaghan, Dhiran Mistry and Geraldine Levison Ihe Yorkshire law firm, Ison Harrison, has promoted four of its lawyers to partner status in its network of Yorkshire offices. The four newly promoted partners are Erin Johnston, Geraldine Levison, Dhiran Mistry and Nigel Monaghan. The new round of promotions […]

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A law firm will organize a key conference on social mobility

Manchester law firm Squire Patton Boggs organized a conference on social mobility, together with the Manchester Law Society. The event, on March 17, is aimed at human resources, diversity and inclusion leaders, training partners and senior management. The program begins with lunch at 12:30 p.m. and continues until 7 p.m., with a range of speakers, […]

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How lawyers can show support for Ukrainians

Our President I. Stephanie Boyce said: “We condemn the actions of the Russian Federation, which are contrary to international law. There is no doubt that these actions pose a direct threat to the rule of law. Read our full statement and make sure you comply with recent sanctions Action by the legal profession Consultancy project […]

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The Marble Palace Blog: The bygone law firm that seduced Ketanji Brown Jackson and Amy Coney Barrett

Thank you for reading The Marble Palace blog, which I hope will inform and surprise you about the Supreme Court of the United States. My name is Tony Mauro. I’ve covered the Supreme Court since 1979 and for ALM since 2000. I semi-retired in 2019, but I’m still fascinated by the high court. I will […]

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Scottish law firm can be sued for negligence in England

Wind farm: Claim for negligence A Scottish law firm, which has no offices south of the border, has failed in a jurisdictional challenge to end a negligence claim over solicitor’s advice on a Cornish wind farm project . Chief Master Shuman said the client in the case told the court he attached ‘no importance’ to […]

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Law Society stresses ‘active role’ legal profession must play in Russia sanctions

The Scottish legal sector must be alert to the implications of the current crisis and have a shared responsibility to comply with UK government sanctions and present a united front against Russia’s breaches of international law. Diane McGiffen, chief executive of the Law Society of Scotland, said: “Last week our chairman, Ken Dalling, added the […]

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New database sheds light on the demographic diversity of law firms

The Minority Corporate Counsel Association unveiled a new and improved law firm diversity database aimed at enhancing transparency and accountability in the legal industry and bolstering internal leadership efforts to drive equity and inclusion . The last of the MCCA law firm diversity database is based on data from 225 law firms representing most of […]

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Benesch Friedlander law firm will occupy eight floors in the Key Tower in downtown Cleveland

CLEVELAND, Ohio — One of Cleveland’s largest law firms is leaving its home of nearly three decades and moving through Public Square to the Key Tower. Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Arnonoff will move into the 164,000 square foot space in the middle of next year, said Valerie Jerome, spokeswoman for Key Tower owner The Millennia […]

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LSB seeks to change the status quo on competence

Lawyer leaders today welcomed the Legal Services Board (LSB) consultation on ongoing skills and standards, as the oversight regulator seeks to change the way legal professionals maintain their high standards. The LSB considered whether current approaches taken by regulators are effective in protecting consumers and the public interest. The DSL consults on a set of […]

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Farahi Law Firm partners with School On Wheels and PATH to help homeless children continue their education

Farahi Law Firm donates laptops to children Farahi Law Firm | Personal Injury Law | California school on wheels Farahi Law has partnered with two amazing organizations, School on Wheels and People Assisting The Homeless, to help children continue their education. We are convinced that young people hold the key to a bright future. It […]

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Managing partner celebrates 25 years with Cheshire law firm

Criminal Defense Attorney Mike Leeman Submitted by Nicola Rose A silver milestone was achieved by a managing partner of a law firm. Criminal defense attorney Mike Leeman celebrates 25 years with attorneys Bell Lamb & Joynson. He joined the law firm in 1996 as a trainee solicitor, becoming a partner in 2001 and managing partner […]

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More Leaseholders Seeking ‘Right to Manage’ After Law Commission Review – LandlordZONE

Lawyers report an increase in requests from tenants for management duties to be taken over from their freeholder under the Common Property and Tenancy Reform Act 2002, better known as of “right to manage” or RTM claims. The complaint is made by the law firm Black Lawyers whose partner Anushka Nicholas (pictured) says advice is […]

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Rogers matriarch and daughters sue law firm for taking sides in power struggle

According to The Globe and MailRogers family matriarch Loretta Rogers and her daughters Martha Rogers and Melinda Rogers-Hixon filed a lawsuit against the law firm Torys LLP in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice last month, accusing the law firm for taking sides in the recent power struggle at Rogers. communications inc. (RCI). When RCI […]

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Law Society defends industry as sanctions increase

LONDON – The Law Society has defended the role of lawyers in the justice system amid growing pressure on firms to cut ties with Russian clients over fears they could help thwart UK sanctions. The independent professional body, which governs solicitors in England and Wales, said solicitors are required to represent their clients, whoever they […]

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Lawyers leave London office of Russian law firm following ‘shocking developments’ in Ukraine

James Dingley and Baiju Vasani leave Ivanyan & Partners as city law firms come under greater scrutiny over ties to Russia The founding partners of the London office of a Russian law firm decided yesterday to close the outpost following ‘shocking developments’ in Ukraine. James Dingley, who joined Ivanyan & Partners from Clifford Chance in […]

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Russia’s actions ‘a direct threat to the rule of law’ – Law Society

Law Society President I. Stephanie Boyce issued a statement condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, offering the Law Society’s support to its members in the region and describing Russia’s actions as a “direct threat to the rule of law”. Boyce noted: “The Bar stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine, the National Bar Association of […]

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Kennedys to close Moscow office as Bar Association condemns Russian actions

Kennedys is in the process of withdrawing from Russia, as international concern mounts over the invasion of Ukraine and several law firms take steps to distance themselves from the situation. According to a person at the company, Kennedys began the process of closing its Moscow office in late 2021 amid growing concerns about the likelihood […]

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Truss: We seek to target law firms that facilitate oligarchs

Truss: Nothing is on the table Efforts to target oligarchs will extend to those who authorize them, such as law firms, the foreign minister confirmed yesterday. Liz Truss told parliament that “we are looking at what we can do to target the families of the oligarchs, the people who work for them, the people who […]