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The UK-based law firm Memery Crystal and the Chinese law firm Yingke recently formed a strategic partnership at the same time as Yingke has opened a China Centre in London to promote and support investment in both directions between the two economies. ... read more
November 25th, 2015
The Lord Chancellor, Michael Gove, has disclosed that Ministry of Justice officials have met the Bar Standards Board, the Solicitors Regulation Authority and others for discussions on the future of the profession. ... read more
November 20th, 2015
Oisin Tymon, a producer on Top Gear who was punched by the show’s presenter, Jeremy Clarkson, earlier this year has launched a personal injury and employment claim for more than £100,000, according to The Telegraph. ... read more
November 16th, 2015
Allowances should be made for female barristers wishing to progress who have taken time out from their careers to have children, according to the chairman of the Bar Council, Alistair MacDonald QC. Only one in eight QCs are women. Just under a quarter of judges are women. ... read more
November 9th, 2015
The number of people being declared insolvent in England and Wales has risen for the first time in a year. Individual insolvencies rose by 2.8 per cent in the third quarter compared with the previous three months, but they were still down by nearly one-fifth from a year ago.  ... read more
November 6th, 2015
The taxi-booking service Uber has received a boost after the high court ruled that its app was legal in London. Had it lost the case, the company would have been forced to change its service to comply with rules that protect black cab drivers, according to The Guardian. ... read more
October 16th, 2015
A former insider at the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) has alleged that the contract procurement process due to conclude today is flawed, according to the Law Society Gazette. Criminal defence firms are due to find out if they have won one of a reduced number of contracts to provide 24-hour cover at police... ... read more
October 16th, 2015
Two ex-wives have won a Supreme Court battle to set aside their divorce settlements as a result of non-disclosure by their former husbands. ... read more
October 15th, 2015
The new Consumer Rights Act, which came into force on 1 October 2015, will for the first time give shoppers the clear right to a repair or replacement when web-based products, including downloaded or streamed content such as apps, music, movies and games, fail to work. ... read more
October 2nd, 2015

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The legal sector contributed more than £25bn to the UK economy last year, and every 1 per cent of growth in the legal services market creates 8,000 jobs. That is according to a new report by The Law Society, Economic Value of the Legal Services Sector. posted on March 28th, 2016
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