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Latham managing partner resigns after admitting 'exchange of communications of a sexual nature'

Legal Week rss Feed - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 18:04
Latham chair and managing partner to retire from the firm

Measures to strengthen DB pension protections announced

Out Law News Feed - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 16:52
The powers of The Pensions Regulator (TPR) to intervene where employers do not act in the best interests of a defined benefit (DB) pension scheme will be strengthened, the government has announced.

MPs urge speedy creation of Sri Lankan justice commission

Law Gazette News - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 16:17

Inquiry on South African model would investigate crimes committed by both sides during country’s long civil war.

Junior lawyers to be asked if AI will render them obsolete

Law Gazette News - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 16:07

Tools now available to firms could have a strong impact on juniors’ traditional tasks. 

ICOs not a current risk to financial stability, says Carney

Out Law News Feed - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 15:50
Initial coin offerings (ICOs) do not pose a current risk to financial stability, Mark Carney has said in a letter to senior officials at the world's biggest economies.

'Clear and convincing' case for discount rate change - MoJ

Law Gazette News - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 14:23

Response to sceptical justice committee shows commitment to reform.

Ofcom opens '5G' spectrum auction

Out Law News Feed - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 14:23
An auction for spectrum identified as suitable for providing future '5G' services was officially opened by the UK's telecoms regulator on Tuesday.

Beyond regulation: thinking creatively about consumer credit

FCA - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 14:12
Speech by Christopher Woolard, Executive Director of Strategy and Competition at the FCA, delivered at the Responsible Finance Conference, Glasgow.

Weinstein Company bankruptcy filing reveals nearly $20m in unpaid bills to big law firms

Legal Week rss Feed - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 13:25
Debevoise and O'Melveny among line-up of law firms owed money by Harvey Weinstein's film studio

Solicitor who made 443 improper legal aid claims is struck off

Law Gazette News - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 13:08

Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal says Jimoh Adun took unfair advantage of the Legal Aid Agency in his professional capacity.

Law firm seeks students to join claim against universities

Law Gazette News - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 13:03

Class action claim would target more than 60 universities hit by strike over pensions. 

Legal ranking business sold for undisclosed sum

Law Gazette News - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 12:58

Private equity investor cites multiple opportunities for ‘enhanced digital offering’. 

Fieldfisher scales up for Brexit and GDPR-style projects with new outsourcing partnership

Legal Week rss Feed - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 12:12
Deal with legal process outsourcer Integreon hands firm new scope to tackle large-scale routine work for clients

Addleshaw Goddard and Slaughters lead as Chambers gets new private equity owners

Legal Week rss Feed - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 11:49
Addleshaws and Slaughters at the helm as Michael Chambers sells ranking business to Inflexion


FCA - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 11:42
Fraudsters are using the details of firms we authorise to try to convince people that they work for a genuine, authorised firm. Find out more about this ‘clone firm’. 

Legal aid means test disqualifying families living in poverty

Law Gazette News - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 11:23

Law Society says no one should have to choose between accessing the justice system and a minimum living standard.

Reed Smith goes beyond pay gap reporting requirements with details of partner earnings

Legal Week rss Feed - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 10:53
US firm reveals female equity partners are paid more than their male counterparts, although bonuses for women still fall short

New figures reveal loss of £236 million through authorised push payment frauds

Out Law News Feed - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 10:00
Businesses and consumers lost £236 million last year through authorised push payment (APP) frauds, new data has shown.

FCA announces redress scheme for rent-to-own firm PerfectHome

FCA - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 10:00
PerfectHome has agreed with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) a package of redress totalling over £2.1 million. This will be made up of cash payments and balance write-offs for 37,000 customers.

Uncertainty over privilege likely to lead to insurance case appeal

Out Law News Feed - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 09:46
ANALYSIS: The High Court's ruling that an insurance policy holder cannot be forced to disclose documents covered by litigation privilege is open to appeal because of apparent inconsistencies in the ruling's approach to privilege.


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