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Five solicitors granted silk as names start to emerge

4 hours 28 min ago

QC list for 2018 includes fives solicitors, Gazette understands.

City firm publishes hourly rates in 'transparency' drive

4 hours 49 min ago

Humphries Kerstetter says decision to be open on fees stemmed from competition authority recommendations.

Barrister suspended for giving client money 'for food'

9 hours 22 min ago

Roy Headlam failed to maintain independence, tribunal rules.

SRA off the hook for £5m Leigh Day costs

9 hours 40 min ago

Order effectively means both parties finish up paying their own costs.

Government clarifies legal aid safety net record

9 hours 46 min ago

Cases eligible for exceptional funding would not be ineligible under the regular scheme.

Brexit: UK legal services could be left ‘high and dry’, Society warns

10 hours 16 min ago

Chancery Lane sounds alarm over Canada-style free trade pact - which could require British lawyers wanting to practise in EU countries to live there and seek admission to local bars.

Law students take aim at miscarriages of justice

11 hours 13 min ago

Manchester’s Miscarriages of Justice Review Centre links students with lawyers to try and appeal sentences.

It's official: Employment claims soar in wake of fee decision

11 hours 26 min ago

Figures still lag pre-2013 levels, but lawyers warn employers to put their house in order.

Personal injury firms warned over claims farmer links

11 hours 38 min ago

Warning notice to the personal injury sector is a second public caution in two years.

Law Commission to explore leasehold and chancel repair liability

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 12:03

Consultation on 13th programme of law reform attracted record 1,300 responses.

Court finds detained Iraqis unlawfully held by British forces

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 12:01

Success in High Court for Leigh Day as firm hails the ‘rule of law in action’.

Legal aid safety net applications soar to record level

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 11:39

Government statistics highlight decline in overall work and expenditure across the sector.

Business deals by top 50 law firms decline in first half

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 11:30

City Legal Index shows ‘more erratic activity’ following Brexit referendum, Law Society says. 

Supreme Court aims for more diversity as it advertises for justices

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 10:35

Call for applicants for posts including deputy president as three justices set to retire.

SRA ponders penalties for failure to publish complaints data

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 06:49

Research claims that vast majority of consumers want more transparency from law firms. 

SFO director insists independence will remain

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 12:50

David Green tells MPs that new arrangement will not result in changes as advertisement for new director is posted.

Bristol firm takes stake in US artificial intelligence company

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 12:45

TLT says ’combined intelligence’ sytem will help in-house clients speed up contract review and reduce risks. 

Matrix appoints ex BPP executive as new CEO

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 11:45

Rachel Holmes will join the high profile set in March next year.

Anthony Gold latest to be hit by cyber-attackers

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 11:44

London firm apologises and warns clients after emails were sent out apparently in its name. 

Khan to head external affairs at Law Society

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 10:31

The Law Society has promoted Robert Khan to head a 140-strong directorate incorporating public affairs, legal and regulatory policy, communications, international and relationship management.

The former director of policy affairs and head of law reform takes up the position immediately. As executive director of external affairs he becomes part of a five-strong executive leadership team at Chancery Lane led by interim chief executive Paul Tennant.

Robert Khan

’I’m delighted to be appointed to this post, which has been created to ensure the Law Society’s work co-ordinates even more effectively across these disciplines,’ said Khan.

 ’At the heart of all our work is the solicitor profession and the shared belief in access to justice for all citizens. But I’m also deeply conscious of the fact that Britain is going through a period of great change and the capacity of the Law Society to convene expertise as the Brexit negotiations proceed will help support their success.’

Khan joined the Law Society in 2009.