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“I think I may be one of the youngest people to have been called to the Bar, six months after my 21st birthday.”  So says Christopher Ferguson, some 37 years later, as he reflects on his career as a barrister, now exclusively practising family law. ... read more
November 28th, 2016
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has asked an employment tribunal to hear an unfair dismissal claim being brought by a former employee of Barclays Bank to be heard in private, according to an article in The Guardian. ... read more
November 22nd, 2016
A teaching assistant who was dismissed from her job for objecting to young children being shown graphic footage of the 9/11 attacks has turned down a compensation offer from the school and has resolved to fight the case in court, according to an article in The Guardian. ... read more
November 16th, 2016
The Bar Council is one of a number of legal bodies that has collaborated to produce new guidelines on the cross-questioning of vulnerable witnesses in court. ... read more
November 15th, 2016
On 3rd November 2016 the High Court ruled that it is Parliament that must decide when to trigger TEU Article 50 for the UK to withdraw from the European Union and not the Government using the royal prerogative. The case has inevitably attracted a great deal of comment some of it well informed and... ... read more
November 10th, 2016
New figures published by the TUC today show that the number of working people challenging discrimination or unfair treatment at work has fallen by 9,000 a month since charges of up to £1,200 to mount a claim before the employment tribunal came in.   ... read more
November 7th, 2016
The High Court today ruled that the government must get Parliamentary approval before triggering Article 50 that serves notice of the UK’s intention to leave the European Union. ... read more
November 4th, 2016
A gay asset manager who claims he was sacked by a City hedge fund after a campaign of homophobic abuse is suing his former company for unfair dismissal and claiming more than £1 million.   ... read more
November 3rd, 2016
A lorry driver who was filmed checking his mobile phone while on a motorway has been jailed for 10 years after he drove the vehicle into a group of stationary vehicles killing four people in a car that was crushed by being shunted underneath lorry. ... read more
November 2nd, 2016

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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. posted on June 26th, 2015
People who have been stripped of benefits could be charged by the government if they appeal against the decision to an independent judge, according to an internal Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) document leaked to The Guardian. posted on September 25th, 2015