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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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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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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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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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Report on the Basic Principles on the Role of Lawyers in the United Nations

The European Court of Human Rights has jurisdiction to assess alleged violations of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). Article 6 ECHR protects everyone’s right to a fair trial, which includes several rights, such as the right to have access to and communicate with a lawyer of their choice. The right to privacy (Article […]

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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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The future of increasing diversity in a law firm

As we celebrate Black History Month, celebrated since 1926, it’s hard to believe there’s still a need to convince law firm partners and managers of the importance of diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). The legal profession remains the least diverse of all other professions. Now is the time for change, and now is also the […]

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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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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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Strategy and business plan of the Commission des services juridiques 2022-2023 – Law Society’s response

In addition to the new areas of work, the LSB will continue its work on: fulfilling its legal obligations, including monitoring the performance of regulators and overseeing the OLC and SDT implement the recommendations of the Competition and Market Authority’s report on legal services through its consumer empowerment project finalize the policy statement on continuing […]

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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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Quill Law Firm Management Software

There’s a reason smart law firms choose Quill The trusted legal accounting and practice management software provider has a long history of providing exceptional customer service and support. As easy as clicking a button “In the pre-Quill period, I needed a day to finish the end of the year. With Quill, I press a button, […]

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Building a more caring legal industry

The legal profession is notorious for its high demands and long working hours – and the pandemic has only amplified these challenges. Many legal professionals have struggled to avoid burnout while managing client demands and personal responsibilities. LawCare, a charity that supports and promotes mental health and wellbeing in the legal industry, aims to change […]

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Ronan Hynes: The law firm of the future?

Ronan Hynes, partner at Sellors LLP, offers insight into the law firm of the future. As we begin to emerge from Covid-19 and take stock in a post-pandemic world, is there an opportunity to rethink the future operating model for law firms? What future for law firms and the legal industry? Is it a traditional […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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A new year, a new digital Gazette

January marks an important milestone for the Bar Gazette with the publication of our first fully digital edition of the weekly. Now you can access even more expert analysis on all the latest legal news anywhere, anytime, and on any device. Read the latest edition of Gazette magazine This week’s edition includes: Counter the trend? […]

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

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

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

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

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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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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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As Law Firm Staff Shrink and Specialize, Costs Actually Rise

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

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

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

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West Lothian law firm wins prestigious award

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

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

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

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

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

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Law Society Responds to Chatham House AML Report

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Local law firm pledges to improve gender equality

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

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Local law firm pledges to improve gender equality – Eastleigh News

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

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CRM Law Firm Importance for Criminal Defense Lawyers

Thursday 2 December 2021 No matter how passionate you are about defending your clients as a criminal defense lawyer, there never seems to be enough time in a day to do as much as you would like to do. Despite your best intentions, you often struggle against the clock and struggle with a lack of […]

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Bar sues lawyer struck off bar for more than $ 2 million for alleged embezzlement

The Law Society of Manitoba is suing barred lawyer Paul Hesse to recover payments the company made to clients who lost money after making investments through Hesse. In a Nov. 17 lawsuit filed in the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench, the law society is seeking to recover payments totaling more than $ 2 million from […]

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The Bar “closely monitors” the cases concerning the lawyer M Ravi and will take “the appropriate measures”

SINGAPORE: The Law Society (LawSoc) said Thursday, November 25, that it is closely following cases involving lawyer Mr Ravi, who has made headlines for his behavior in recent weeks. On Monday, on the first day of a lawsuit by bus drivers against SBS Transit, Mr Ravi called the lawyer for transport operator Davinder Singh a […]

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Law Society May Investigate “Entire Legal Practice” of Lawyer Charged with Misconduct: British Columbia Court

The court concluded that both s. 36 and Rule 4-55 did not unreasonably infringe his right against unreasonable search and seizure under s. 8 of the Charter. The court noted that, as a member of a regulated profession, the appellant had a lower expectation of confidentiality in files which on their face were part of […]

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Law Society May Investigate British Columbia Lawyer Alleged Connection to Action Program

An investigation of this magnitude is extremely rare. Vancouver securities attorney who raised concerns with regulators over his association with a US-based stock manipulation program lost call to stop investigation of his law firm . The British Columbia Court of Appeal decision gives the Law Society of BC the power to investigate the entire practice […]

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Law Society may investigate BC lawyer’s alleged links to stock scheme

An investigation of this magnitude is extremely rare. A Vancouver securities lawyer who raised concerns with regulators about his association with a US-based stock manipulation scheme has lost an appeal to stop an investigation into his law firm. The BC Court of Appeal’s decision gives the Law Society of BC the power to investigate the […]

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“Ripe for Growth”: Three Regions Targeted for Law Firm Expansion in 2022

Don’t expect Big Law to facilitate US office launches anytime soon. Even after the rush to Salt Lake City this fall and a string of openings this month from Virginia to Kansas City and the San Francisco Bay Area, law firm executives say they will likely continue to grow their footprint in the states next […]

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Law Society of Ontario, Canada Grants Johnson Babalola Stage Credentials

Johnson Babalola * The means Certified Specialist in Citizenship, Immigration Law, Others Topmarké Attorneys LLP has announced that its group managing partner, Johnson Babalola. BL. LL. B, CS, had been appointed by the Law Society of Ontario as a Chartered Specialist – Citizenship and Immigration Law: Immigration and Refugee Protection.The Law Society of Ontario is […]

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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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The 30 Best Law Firm Websites in India

What makes a great legal website and which companies get the best engagement online? THEBig business websites have a checkered history in India. For a long time, they were effectively, if not explicitly, prohibited by the rules of the Bar Council of India, which were drafted long before anyone even thought of the existence of […]

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Michelle Ní Longáin appointed 151st President of the Bar

ByrneWallace LLP partner Michelle Ní Longáin has been appointed President of the Law Society of Ireland. A specialist in labor, equality and administrative law, Ms. Ní Longáin becomes the 151st President of the Bar and the fifth woman to hold this post. She will serve a one-year term until November 2022. She said: “It is […]

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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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Sasha Borissenko: New president of NZ Law Society apologizes for ‘offensive’ Instagram post

Business Nov 7, 2021 1:00 AM5 minutes to read History shows the risks of sharing social media posts. Photo / Getty Images OPINION: Jacqueline Lethbridge was elected 32nd President of the New Zealand Law Society and will take the reins in April 2022. But after Martelli McKegg’s partner reposted a congratulatory video that included a […]

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Official complaint against anti-vax lawyer filed with Law Society

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

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Reduces annual fees and invests in library resources

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

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

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

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

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

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Bar warns government against “prescriptive” AML rules

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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How the pandemic could revolutionize the working practices of law firms for good | Characteristic

Before Covid-19, working from home was relatively rare in the legal profession. Eighteen months after the start of the pandemic, with many lawyers yet to return to work, it looks like remote working will be a mainstay of the profession for some time. But what do lawyers think and what new working practices do they […]

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The head of the Bar announces his departure | News

The Law Society’s chief executive has announced his departure from Chancery Lane after nearly five years in the role. Paul Tennant will take on a new role as chief executive of the national charity Abbeyfield Society. Abbeyfield manages over 100 properties across the country and serves as an umbrella organization for 145 Abbeyfield member companies, […]

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Mark Garrett de Teneo appointed Director General of the Bar

The Law Society of Ireland has appointed Mark Garrett, Managing Director of global consultancy firm Teneo, as the new Managing Director. He will begin the role on January 3. The appointment was approved by the Bar Council at a meeting on Friday. The Law Society, which is the representative body for Irish lawyers, said Mr […]

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Midwest Radio – Ballina man appointed new CEO of Law Society of Ireland

Details Posted: Friday September 24, 2021 6:20 PM The Law Society of Ireland has appointed Ballina’s man Mark Garrett as the new chief executive. He will take office on January 3 next year after his appointment was approved by the Bar Council at a meeting today. Mr. Garrett has extensive leadership and management experience in […]

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Law Society of British Columbia releases annual report with updates on progress of 2018-2020 strategic plan

With respect to the goal of promoting greater public confidence in the rule of law and the administration of justice, the Law Society created the Rule of Law Matters podcast, which aimed to make law and legal matters more accessible and to promote awareness of how the rule of law helps protect rights and freedoms. […]

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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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Castling a ‘disgrace’, say PH lawyers opposed to International Law Commission offer

Filipino lawyers oppose presidential spokesman Harry Roque’s bid to be elected to the International Law Commission (ILC), with a group calling it “a fellow Filipino lawyer’s hypocritical ambition to reinvent himself” . The National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers (NUPL) said in a statement on Tuesday, September 14 that Roque – a former human rights lawyer […]

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Hong Kong Law Society elections highlight tensions over China, legal system

Drumming of attacks on “liberal” candidates in pro-Beijing media Candidate drops out, citing fears for his family and safety The electoral battle revealed tensions over the city’s rule of law HONG KONG, Aug.24 (Reuters) – The Hong Kong Bar on Tuesday votes for new board members, an annual event made difficult this year by the […]

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August 2021 Legal Industry News: Law Firm Recruitment, Legal Innovation and Pro Bono

This is the first edition of our August legal industry news roundup, as summer draws to a close. Learn about the latest news on law firm recruitment, pro bono work and law firm innovation.Law firm Hiring and moving As a partner in Akin Gump’s investment management group, John Hamilton joined the firm’s New York office. […]

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LEAP announces a partnership with the Bar

LEAP, the leading provider of practice management software, is delighted to announce a strategic partnership with the Law Society. After a rigorous due diligence process, the Law Society appointed LEAP as a strategic partner for case management, accounting and other legal software. The deal will see the two organizations working in tandem for the benefit […]

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The President of the Bar on the promotion of diversity in an elite profession

When Stephanie Boyce worked as a postwoman in Buckinghamshire, she often saw commuter trains heading for London. “I looked up and thought, ‘I’ll be on that train someday,’” she says of that time in her late teens when she “got by”, trying to work and study. His efforts paid off. Boyce, 49, became the first […]

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Remunerate interns under training contracts and eligible work experience in the same way, says the Barreau aux entreprises

Chancery Lane calls for parity on both routes ahead of SQE rollout Law firms should not use the introduction of the Lawyers Qualifying Examination (SQE) as an opportunity to pay articling students less, the Law Society has warned. Body Chancery Lane has pointed out that providers of training and qualifying work experience (QWE) contracts are […]

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Remote Hearings | The bar

We have followed the changes, expanding our pre-pandemic work on the government’s court reform agenda. This page covers: Currently, judges decide whether a case can be held off based on the interests of justice. In December 2021, HM Courts and Tribunals Service published an assessment of remote hearings. The assessment reflects some of the concerns […]

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Local Lawyer Receives Prestigious Law Society Award

Content of the article A local lawyer received a very prestigious award from the Law Society of Ontario. Douglas Elliott, who was born and raised in Elliot Lake, received an honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) from the Law Society of Ontario at a June 23 convocation ceremony. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was […]

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Duterte government appoints Harry Roque to International Law Commission

Roque, a former human rights lawyer before becoming Duterte’s spokesperson, seeks membership in a body that proposes rules and standards for the United Nations Presidential spokesman Harry Roque, spokesperson for controversial Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, is set to become a member of the United Nations International Law Commission. The Philippine government named Roque as one […]

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The Rise and Rise of the Corporate Lawyer

Corporate practice is the fastest growing sector in the legal profession. According to the Law Society’s 2019 Annual Statistical Report, there are approximately 31,000 registered in-house attorneys – a figure that has nearly tripled over the past 20 years. According to Weekly Lawyersthis rise is reflected globally, particularly in Asia and Commonwealth Australia. Now more […]

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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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Law Society of England and Wales hits back at Chinese sanctions against UK lawyers

The Law Society of England and Wales has hit back at the Chinese government for sanctioning a leading chamber and lawyer, among other things, for spreading “lies and misinformation” about alleged human rights abuses. man in Xinjiang. Earlier on Friday, China’s Foreign Ministry announced sanctions against London-based Essex Court Chambers and Geoffrey Nice QC, among […]

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Big Voice London emulates the Law Commission

Here’s a challenge – I had to think of a single image that will combine these areas of the law: 1. Automated vehicles (eg driverless cars)2. Insolvency3. Owner and tenant4. Offensive weapons Graphic designer Peter Sloper added the warning strip. Great Voice London has just launched its sixth annual report of the Model Law Commission, […]