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Solicitors and barristers in London and across the UK are continuing to boycott legal aid cases, in protest at the government’s further cuts of 8.75 per cent in fees paid to duty solicitors. ... read more
July 23rd, 2015
Solicitors and barristers in London and across the UK are continuing to boycott legal aid cases, in protest at the government’s further cuts of 8.75 per cent in fees paid to duty solicitors. ... read more
July 23rd, 2015
Making private copies of music from CDs people have bought is illegal again, after the UK High Court overturned a law change that permitted the making of copies for personal use. Legislation came into effect in October that allowed buyers to copy items they’d purchased into a personal library. ... read more
July 20th, 2015
The high court has found that emergency surveillance legislation introduced by the coalition government last year is unlawful. ... read more
July 17th, 2015
A foreign exchange manager dismissed by Commerzbank in October 2014 is claiming compensation after claiming she was excluded from the trading floor at the bank dominated by a “frat club” culture. She claims that key decisions were made during all-male drinking sessions to which she was not invited. ... read more
July 8th, 2015
The justice secretary, Michael Gove, has suggested that well paid solicitors and barristers should contribute “much more” to ensure justice was available to all. He said that those who made the most financially from the legal system would be required to provide more free expertise. ... read more
June 26th, 2015
Two divorced women are taking their divorce cases back to court, claiming that in their divorce settlements their former husbands did not disclose their true wealth and that therefore they should have received more. ... read more
June 11th, 2015

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