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Lawyers called in to deal with Google Street View case

18th June 2012

A London-based firm has been employed by solicitors with in-house legal jobs at Google to defend the search engine giant against allegations that its Street View service was responsible for the illegal collection of…

Female solicitors closing judicial gender gap

15th June 2012

New research from the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) has shown that female solicitors are beginning to close the gender gap when it comes to moving up to the role of judge. Figures indicate that at least half of…

Latest Assange extradition appeal bid dismissed

15th June 2012

The legal team representing Wikileaks founder Julian Assange have failed in their attempt to reopen an appeal against his extradition from the UK on the grounds of sex offence allegations. Despite employing the…

UK Uncut to challenge Goldman Sachs tax deal

14th June 2012

The High Court will allow the campaign group UK Uncut to challenge an alleged tax deal struck between HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and banking giants Goldman Sachs. According to the protest organisation, the investment…

Met Police legal chief set to retire

13th June 2012

The Metropolitan Police Service is beginning its search for a new director of legal services as current chief Edward Solomons prepares for his upcoming retirement. Solomons is due to leave his post on the 3rd July,…

Pinterest appoint first general counsel

13th June 2012

Popular new social networking website Pinterest has appointed its first general counsel in a move that indicates how quickly the photo-sharing tool has grown in the two years since its formation. The company’s…

Facebook forced to reveal names of cyber-bullies

12th June 2012

A London-based firm and a barrister with one of the top human rights legal jobs in the UK has forced Facebook to reveal the names of recognised cyber bullies. The private practice successfully secured a Norwich…

Big Bear Group sued by legal firm

11th June 2012

Food producers Big Bear Group, whose products include Sugar Puffs and Fox’s Glacier Mints, are being sued by a leading Manchester-based legal firm. The private practice, which provides legal jobs in a variety of…