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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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Sexual harassment and discrimination is still happening at the Bar, a survey of women barristers carried out by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) has found. The BSB surveyed some 1,300 female barristers – almost a quarter of women working at the Bar.  posted on July 29th, 2016
A number of scientists are collaborating to help teach senior judges about dealing with scientific evidence in court. The training is part of a scheme announced by the Royal Society and Royal Society of Edinburgh. posted on April 12th, 2016
Press Release 20 October 2014 myBarrister signs exclusive partnership with Augusta Ventures to provide its direct access barristers with Augusta’s unique claimant financing product. posted on October 23rd, 2014