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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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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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Now is the time to strengthen your law firm’s information security with ISO27001

It’s no wonder that accreditation bodies are seeing an increase in the number of law firms exploring ISO27001. Cybercrime has reached an industrial scale and law firms are a prime target. This is a huge regulatory risk and still ranks high in the SRA’s risk outlook. Thamer James’ Marcus Allen explains more. What is ISO27001? […]

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Fight Your Corner: Criminal Legal Aid Funding Can’t Wait

This report is an important step in the right direction. In addition to an increase in wages, he proposes structural reforms that should align remuneration much better with the work required on the files. Sir Christopher is also keen to encourage early preparation – on all sides – to ensure cases that should be dropped […]

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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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Law firm appointed as part of a housing group

Birmingham-based law firm Anthony Collins Solicitors (ACS) has been appointed as part of Platform Housing Group’s legal services for property, housing management, business and finance. The contract, which begins this month, will last four years. Platform Housing Group – which owns 46,000 homes in total – completed 1,448 homes in 2019/20 (1,598 in 2018/19) for […]

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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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Respond to major incidents with free legal advice

How it works In the event of an eligible major incident, affected members of the public seek free legal advice using the Legal Pro Bono platform. Participation will be voluntary. As a panel member, you will be able to: log in to the platform to review and assign suggested pro bono cases within your firm […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Pitt’s spending on anti-union law firm approaches $ 3 million

As Pitt approached a historic election that saw the faculty votes overwhelmingly in favor of unionization, the University administration continued to pay large sums of money to an “anti-union” law firm, with the total amount now approaching $ 3 million, according to the University’s financial disclosure reports . Pitt’s college council office paid Philadelphia-based Ballard […]

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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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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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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 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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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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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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Law firm expands with new branch in Harrogate – Harrogate Informer

The Ison Harrison law firm has opened its latest branch in Harrogate, the second in North Yorkshire, but the sixteenth in total. The new office, located at 6a Albert Street, which was once occupied by Manning Stainton real estate agents, will house a team of legal experts led by branch manager Georgina Pogge-von Strandmann, a […]

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Chicago Divorce Law Firm Welcomes New Family Lawyer

The law firm of George J. Skuros, a Chicago-based family and divorce law firm, is delighted to welcome partner lawyer Kassandra R. Morfin to its legal team. Attorney Morfin believes in approaching all legal matters with an emphasis on transparency, reliability and teamwork. Ms. Morfin’s work ethic, versatility and multilingual abilities make her an invaluable […]

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Kane County Bar Association President Joins Wheaton Law Firm to Form McSwain Nagle Giese & Rapp, PC

Wheaton Law Firm Welcomes KCBA President Emily Rapp. WHEATON, Illinois (PRWEB) November 12, 2021 McSwain Nagle & Giese, PC law firm is delighted to announce its merger with Kane County Bar Association President, Attorney Emily Rapp of MagnusonRapp, LLC. The merged firm, McSwain Nagle Giese & Rapp, PC, will be made up of four experienced […]

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Fake Gold Coast lawyer banned from running law firm, as police search for missing money

A bogus Gold Coast lawyer, who is said to have lost more than $ 430,000 in client money, has been banned from running a law firm and is under investigation by police. Key points: Gold Coast woman Nerise Dawn Moore will have to pay legal services commissioner fees after being banned from running a law […]

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

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

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

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

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Correcting Law Firm Culture to Keep People of Color

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

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Bar Spotlight: Fire and Plague in Chancery Lane | Characteristic

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

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IT and data protection law firm

With technology being one of the most diverse and exciting industries in which to operate, Womble Bond Dickinson’s dedicated and united team of IT and data protection lawyers are perfectly positioned to help your business adapt. and thrive in a digital landscape. With an impressive history of helping clients from all corners of this busy […]

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Law Society of Scotland obtains exemption from anti-money laundering levy for majority of Scottish law firms

Law Society of Scotland obtains exemption from anti-money laundering levy for majority of Scottish law firms Posted September 24, 2021 In response to pressure from the Law Society of Scotland, plans to introduce a new economic crime tax will see small law firms exempt. The Bar has opposed the anti-money laundering tax (AML) in principle […]

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Law Society of Scotland shortlisted for UK Covid Response Award

Law Society of Scotland shortlisted for UK Covid Response Award Posted September 16, 2021 The Law Society of Scotland has been shortlisted for a national award for its work in supporting its members during the pandemic. The Scottish Bar Association is one of seven finalists in the Best Covid-19 Response in Associations category. Organized by […]

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Bar accuses Scottish government of dragging its feet on legal aid

The Law Society of Scotland has accused the Scottish government of dragging its feet on legal aid reform following the announcement of its government agenda. An independent review of Legal Aid, which reported over three years ago, recommended a system overhaul. However, while the government has committed to a legal aid reform bill in this […]

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

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

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Lawyers Fed Performance-Enhancing Drugs in Bar Dystopia

Bar: focus should be on technology More than half of legal service workers in the UK will lose their jobs and those who remain will be forced to take “performance-enhancing drugs”, envisaged a “disruptive” vision for the profession in 2050 published by the Law Society. The ‘savage reduction’ of the workforce would hit high street […]

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Law Society of Ontario Approves Regulatory Sandbox for Legal Technology

The Convocation of the Law Society of Ontario has approved a five-year regulatory sandbox pilot project to encourage the development of innovative technological legal services in the province. Sandbox participants will need to apply and obtain approval to operate for a specific period – typically two years, according to a FAQ published on the LSO […]

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The 2021 Birmingham Law Society Award Winners

The Birmingham Law Society has revealed the winners of its 2021 Legal Awards. Held online last night, the awards recognized members of Birmingham’s legal community in 12 categories, including apprentices, pro bono work and small local and national practices. The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Steven Jonas in his 40th year as a lawyer. […]