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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Law Society says it backs law firms working on behalf of Russian oligarchs

Monday, February 28, 2022 5:48 p.m. The Law Society of England and Wales has come out in favor of law firms acting on behalf of Russian oligarchs, as City of London law firms come under pressure to cut ties with Russia, amid allegations that they are working on behalf of Vladimir Putin’s allies to block […]

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Law Society seeks disbarment of Samuel Seow for assault

CCTV footage showing Samuel Seow using criminal force against his employees. (Photo: video screenshots) SINGAPORE — The Law Society is seeking to strike longtime barrister and lawyer Samuel Seow from the dockets following his assault on three female staff members he employed in 2018. The Law Society, represented by Dhillon Dinesh Singh, Alisa Toh and […]

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Diversity Program Opens Door to Talented Interns

Talented trainee lawyers are invited to apply for a place in the profession’s Diversity Access Scheme (DAS), the Law Society of England and Wales said when opening recruitment for the 2022 cohort. DAS aims to help improve social mobility and diversity in the legal profession by supporting people who face exceptional social, educational, financial or […]

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UK Law Firm Gunnercooke Says It Now Accepts Crypto Payments – Featured Bitcoin News

UK law firm Gunnercooke claims to be one of the first major law firms in the country to accept crypto payments. Crypto Asset Payments A UK-based commercial law firm, Gunnercooke, has become the latest practice to accept cryptocurrency as payment for services, according to a report. The firm also claims to be one of the […]

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Birmingham Law Society unveils shortlist of 2022 awards

The shortlist for an annual celebration of the Birmingham legal community has been announced. Anthony Collins, Irwin Mitchell, the Greens and Squire Patton Boggs are among those to receive multiple nominations at the 2022 Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards, which return as an in-person event for the first time in two years. Twelve separate awards […]

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The Law Society of Hong Kong has announced the winners of the 2021 Pro Bono and Community Service Recognition Program

Members of the Distinguished Pro Bono Awards and Distinguished Community Service Awards juries. Previous following To show its appreciation and recognition of members of the Law Society and law firms that have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to pro bono volunteerism and community service, the Law Society recently announced […]

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Barreau leaves the Superior Court in its dust | Michael Lesage

” style=”margin: 5px 15px 0 0px; border: 1px solid #999; width: 150px;”/> Michael Lesage Nearly a decade ago, Justice David Brown warned of the dangers of operating the “courts of Ontario like a sort of fossilized Jurassic park” (Bank of Montreal v. Faibish [2014] OJ No. 1639). His warning went unheeded and the Superior Court […]

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Harvey Law Group, Leading Multinational Law Firm, Opens First US Office in Miami | Business

MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–February 16, 2022– Harvey Law Group (HLG), a leading multinational law firm with extensive experience in providing professional and responsible advice to High Net Worth Individuals (HNW) on immigration law and business matters in Asia, America North and South, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, today announced the opening of its first office in […]

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Harvey Law Group, a leading multinational law firm, opens its first US office in Miami

MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Harvey Law Group (HLG), a leading multinational law firm with extensive experience in providing professional and responsible advice to High Net Worth Individuals (HNW) on immigration law and business matters in Asia , in North and South America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, today announced the opening of its first US office, in […]

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The Law Society and a consumer panel join forces to oppose the closure of SIF

Boyce: Profession happy to pay for SIF The Law Society and the Legal Services Consumer Panel have joined forces to oppose the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) plan to shut down the Solicitors Indemnity Fund (SIF). The unprecedented joint statement argues for the continuation of SIF through an annual levy of £16 per lawyer or £240 […]

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UK faces shortage of duty counsel, Law Society says

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 6:05 p.m. The UK is facing a shortage of criminal lawyers as the sector faces a chronic recruitment crisis, the Law Society has warned. Anyone arrested in the UK has the right to seek free advice from a duty counsel. However, the number of duty solicitors working in Britain fell by […]

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A lawyer tells the Law Society that ‘no comment’ face masks could be a violation of regulations

A criminal defense attorney has been told by the Law Society of a possible violation of advertising regulations after having face masks made with the words ‘no comment’ on them. The letter was released in 2020 after it became mandatory for people to wear face masks in certain areas. It is understood Ciarán Mulholland of […]

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Law Society backs ‘moderate’ increase in SRA’s fine powers

Law Society: Concerns about SRA processes The Law Society has backed a ‘moderate’ increase in the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) fine powers to between £5,000 and £7,500, rather than the proposed £25,000. However, the company opposed the removal of fines from the SRA’s penalty guidelines as an option for sexual misconduct, discrimination and harassment, arguing […]

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Law Society responds to SRA plans to increase law firm misconduct fines

The Law Society of England and Wales has hit back at proposals from the Solicitors Regulation Authority that could see fines for misconduct at large law firms dramatically increased. In a statement Friday, Law Society President I. Stephanie Boyce disagreed with the regulator’s proposals to increase misconduct fines for law firms and individual attorneys by […]

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5 Strategies for Business Development Without Networking

Long before the coronavirus (COVID-19), I wrote an article offering five business development activities for those who don’t like networking events. Without stating the obvious, a lot has changed since then. Networking, client meetings, and hospitality-based events (at least the way we’ve always organized them) have been largely impossible to organize or attend over the […]

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Balfour and Manson’s Michaela Guthrie Obtained Bar Certification for Medical Negligence

Michaela Guthrie, a senior partner at Balfour and Manson, is certified by the Law Society of Scotland in medical negligence law. Ms Guthrie joined Balfour and Manson as an intern in 2014, spending the final year of her internship working closely with partner Ann Logan. She has specialized in medical negligence and personal injury since […]

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Law Society Group: 2021 Gender Pay Gap Report

The Law Society Group has released its 2021 Gender Pay Gap Report. The report includes the combined results of the Law Society of England and Wales and the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), which operates independently. The report shows that the median gender pay gap in 2021 is 11.3%, lower than the current UK median pay […]

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FIXED: UK Law Society Group female staff face 11% pay gap

By Emily Lever (February 9, 2022, 4:20 PM EST) — The Law Society Group paid women 11.3% less than men in 2021, a slight decrease in the pay gap from 2020 that does not allow not return to pre-pandemic levels, according to a report released Wednesday by the trade body. The median pay gap, or […]

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Law Society pay gap widened thanks to Covid as men take better paying jobs and win bigger bonuses

Wednesday 09 February 2022 15:12 The gender pay gap between the Law Society and the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has widened since the start of the pandemic, according to new figures from the trade body. On average, men were paid 11.5% more than women in 2021 and received 23.2% higher bonuses. By comparison, men received […]

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Law Society Group Gender Wage Gap Report 2021

The Law Society Group today released its 2021 Gender Pay Gap Report. The report includes the combined results of the Law Society of England and Wales and the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), which operates independently. Our median gender pay gap in 2021 is 11.3%, lower than the current UK median pay gap of 15.4% (Office […]

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Calls for ex-partner of Russell McVeagh to be struck off for misconduct

An authority will ask the High Court to strike a former law firm partner Russell McVeagh off the barristers and solicitors roll, or at least suspend him for three years. James Gardner-Hopkins was found guilty of six misconduct charges after he behaved in a sexually inappropriate manner towards law students. He was suspended for two […]

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Sustainable development: questions and answers with Caroline May

You are talking to a friend of a friend at a party. How do you describe what you do? I have been an environmental lawyer for over 30 years. During this period, the subject has undergone many transitions, starting mainly by advising on pollution and contamination problems to today advising companies on: environmental impacts corporate […]

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Fee growth for Neil Hudgell as law firm sells in London with northern presence in focus

High-profile Hull law firm Hudgell Ltd returned to strong growth, with fees up 13.6 per cent, the latest results showed. The firm, led by the current Law Society Legal Person of the Year, was a leading force in the turnaround of the Post Office computer scandal, as well as a leading firm in the investigation […]

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The Law Society publishes the second edition of “Blockchain: Legal and Regulatory Advice”

Together with Tech London Advocates (TLA) Blockchain Legal and Regulatory Group, the Law Society released a second edition of its legal and regulatory guide to blockchain on January 11, 2022. Marc Jones, partner in our Commercial Litigation, Fraud and Securities teams , wrote the section on decentralized autonomous organizations. The report discusses the growing uses […]

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Law Society issues response to white paper on upgrading

The Law Society of England and Wales has published a response to the government’s Leveling Up white paper, which was unveiled by Michael Gove last week. “The government will struggle to accomplish its upgrading mission without a properly funded justice systemthe Law Society said in a news release last week. He noted that the legal […]

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Cooma lawyer announced as President of Law Society of NSW

President of the Law Society of NSW, Joanne van der Plaat de Cooma. Photo: supplied. The Law Society of NSW has unveiled its new president, Joanne van der Plaat de Cooma. Originally a student of Monaro High School, Ms van der Plaat began her career in small business in Sydney before joining Baker McKenzie, a […]

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The Legal Profession Celebrates LGBT History Month

Lawyers in England and Wales will celebrate LGBT History Month today by taking part in events across the country to raise awareness about LGBT+ people and their history. “LGBT History Month is the perfect time for colleagues to celebrate progress towards expanding LGBT+ diversity and inclusion in their workplace and take stock of what more […]

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Upgrading based on a dynamic legal services sector

The government will struggle to achieve its mission to upgrade without a properly funded justice system, the Law Society of England and Wales warned today. The legal services sector plays a central role in supporting the private sector in all parts of the UK by providing the vital legal advice that small and large businesses […]

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Law Society Welcomes Quill as First Outsourced Legal Teller Affiliate Partner

By Legal futures Associated feather Practice management software and outsourced services provider Quill becomes an Affiliate Partner of the Law Society of England and Wales. Quill is the first outsourced legal cashier service provider to be recommended by the Law Society. Quill’s legal account, case, document and practice management software also passed rigorous scrutiny to […]

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Westminster update: Judicial Review Bill passes Commons

One thing you must do Read our in-depth response and analysis to each of the Independent Criminal Legal Aid Review’s recommendations, including the need for an immediate 15% increase in legal aid rates. What do you want to know 1. The Judicial Review Bill is passed by the Commons The Judicial Review and Tribunals Bill […]

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Swilling Family Law Firm, LLC welcomes family law attorney Elizabeth Findley to its legal team

Roswell, Georgia – January 29, 2022 – Swilling Family Law Firm, LLC is thrilled to announce the newest addition to its legal team with the hiring of family law attorney Elizabeth Findley. The hiring aligns with the company’s customer-centric approach. Elizbeth Findley brings extensive experience in clients’ family issues, such as complex business divorces and […]

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BEIS, HMT and HMRC Consultation on Business Redomiciliation – Law Society Response

Proposals The government is seeking views on proposals to introduce a redomiciliation scheme in the UK, including: the benefits of allowing businesses to relocate the level of demand that exists, including the types of businesses and sectors appropriate checks and entry criteria the merits of setting up an outgoing redomiciliation scheme the possible tax implications […]

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Temporary Senior Solicitor, £43,500 a year – Law Society of Scotland

Temporary Senior Solicitor, £43,500 per year An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Professional Practice Team for a Senior Solicitor – Temporary (initial contract 12 months, possibly extending to 18 months), £43,500 per annum. The team: Our professional practice team provides high quality advice and guidance to members on professional conduct, ethics and the Society’s […]

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Law firm heads for banner year with appointment of new CEO

X Sign up for free to get the latest news straight to your inbox Register North West law firm Napthens today announced the appointment of new CEO Alexandra Hatchman to lead the firm for a record year. Alex, who will join next month, brings a wealth of experience across a range of industries including retail […]

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Silicon Valley Business Law Firm, Structure Law Group, LLP, Continues to Expand Its Corporate Law Practice with the Addition of Corporate Counsel, Jared M. Amory | News

SAN JOSE, CA., January 24, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Structure Law Group, LLP is proud to welcome the newest member of its San Jose business law team, Jared M. Amory. “We are delighted to add Jared and his strong and diverse skillset to the SLG team. Our transactional practice has grown significantly over the past few […]

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The legal sector has mobilized to fight against the exodus of young lawyers, according to the president of the Bar

SINGAPORE — Amid a spike in departures from the legal profession, the industry has been rattled to help stem the exodus, the Law Society’s new president has said. “We have started a national conversation about our profession and we are listening to what everyone has to say,” Mr. Adrian Tan said in an interview with […]

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Law Society reports achievement gap between white students and ethnic minority students

Sunday, January 23, 2022 11:14 a.m. The head of the Law Society has raised concerns about the “achievement gap” between white students and ethnic minority students, in the exams students must pass to become a lawyer. According to figures released by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, 66% of white students passed the Solicitor Qualifying Examination (SQE1), […]

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Richmond lawyer Hong Guo suspended for 1 month by the Law Society

Guo argued that the bar’s disciplinary process is biased against Asian female lawyers Richmond real estate and immigration attorney Hong Guo has again been found guilty of professional misconduct. The Law Society of BC says Guo is suspended for one month, effective Feb. 1, after a disciplinary panel found she committed professional misconduct by failing […]

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Three opportunities to adapt to the post-pandemic world

Stephanie Boyce had been asked to share her thoughts on the future of the legal profession post-pandemic and focused on challenges and opportunities, including: law technology climate change, and the transition to remote justice The virtual roundtable was moderated by Jason Chan, SC, Vice President of the Law Society of Singapore. Speaking alongside Stephanie Boyce […]

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Law Society: Irreparable damage to justice system threatens without immediate action on legal aid

According to a letter from the President of the Law Society of Scotland to the Scottish Government, the Scottish Government’s historic and continuing neglect of the Scottish legal aid system will result in people who cannot afford advice legal will be denied access to justice. Despite former Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf’s pledge of support in […]

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The Bar renews its partnership with Amiqus

The Law Society of Scotland has renewed its strategic partnership with Amiqus as researchers at the tech company develop an “inheritance calculator”. The renewed partnership with the Law Society of Scotland will allow Leith-based technology company Amiqus to continue to help Scottish lawyers meet anti-money laundering compliance requirements through the use of their technology, while […]

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Law Society Responds to Probate Fee Increase

Last month, the Department of Justice (MOJ) announced that following consultation on probate fees, all users of the probate service will be required to pay an increased one-time flat fee from the 26and January. Current charges are £155 for business users and £215 for non-business users. From January 26, these will change to a one-time […]

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Access to diversity program: helping candidates integrate the company

Law Society President I. Stephanie Boyce knows something about the struggle that comes with entering the legal profession. Returning to the UK as a teenager after several years in the US, she wanted to be a lawyer but had no contacts in the profession to make it easier for her. “As President, I focus on […]

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The move marks a new chapter in the history of the local law firm

EVERY week, we spotlight a business with the aim of being the voice of businesses big and small! This week we focus on the Gamlins Act. The leading law firm moved into a prestigious new 10,500 square foot headquarters at Morfa Hall in Rhyl in December 2021. This followed the firm’s directors’ decision to purchase […]

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Could AI replace the Bar? | Characteristic

The Cambridge Union Society recently had a debate on the subject, This House Believes AI Will Bring More Harm Than Good. The debate consisted of speeches for and against the motion, which were delivered by a machine, known as the Project Debater. Before the debate began, the machine’s assistant, a human from IBM Research, explained […]

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SA Law Society appoints new president

The Law Society of South Australia has appointed a new president who will focus on guiding the profession through the COVID-19 pandemic in 2022, in addition to redirecting South Australia-based legal work to law firms and organizations of State. New President Justin Stewart-Rattray will bring more than 28 years of experience to this role, including […]

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Sask. Court of Appeal overturns bar suspension for Tony Merchant

The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal overturned a Law Society of Saskatchewan ruling that would have temporarily suspended a prominent lawyer. In October 2020, the bar granted Tony Merchant an eight-month suspension after sending a letter pressuring a residential school survivor to use her settlement money to pay unrelated legal bills. The suspension has now been […]

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North Yorkshire lawyer joins Thirsk law firm

A well-known North Yorkshire lawyer has joined the Private Client Department in the Thirsk office of the leading North and East Yorkshire law firm, Harrowells. Mark Jones, who lives near Thirsk, has over 30 years of experience working as private clients in Yorkshire, having spent 25 years as a partner in two of the oldest […]

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Remote testimony of wills extended by two years

News that the government has extended remote control of wills for two years has now been greeted with caution by chief lawyers. Under the Wills Act 1837, the signature of two witnesses is required in the physical presence of the person making the will (the testator). In July 2020, the UK government took steps to […]

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NI Law Society Creates Climate Justice and Legal Technology Groups

Pictured: Brigid Napier, President of the Law Society of Northern Ireland The Law Society of Northern Ireland has announced the creation of two new special interest groups focusing on climate justice and legal technologies. Brigid Napier, President of the Law Society, said, “As we approach the Law Society’s centenary, it is important to look ahead […]

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The Bar to investigate the reasons why more lawyers, especially young people, are leaving the profession

SINGAPORE – The legal profession saw record numbers leave its ranks last year, and a concerned bar wants to know why young lawyers in particular are stepping down, new chairman Adrian Tan said on Monday (January 10th). In his inaugural address at the annual ceremony to mark the opening of the legal year, he added […]

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Senior partner quits after four decades at law firm

After a 43-year career at Sills & Betteridge, prominent barrister Stephen Wilson retired as the firm’s senior partner on December 31, 2021. Her position was taken over by Karen Bower-Brown, the first woman to become senior partner in the firm’s 260-year history. solidify. Lincoln-born Stephen joined Sills & Betteridge as a trainee clerk in February […]

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Law firm appoints first female senior partner in 260-year history

X Sign up for free to receive the latest news straight to your inbox Register An East Midlands law firm has appointed the first female senior partner in its 260-year history. The move comes after Stephen Wilson retired as the firm’s senior lawyer on December 31. Her post was taken over by Karen Bower-Brown. Bower-Brown, […]

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Law Society of British Columbia steps up trust account audits to monitor money laundering

Breadcrumb Links News Local news “We have taken this very seriously and have tried to make sure the word is well known when it comes to the obligations regarding client identification and the rule of cash transactions and the proper administration of trust accounts. – Don, CEO of the BC Law Society Avison. Author of […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 […]