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Mayer Brown announces new chair

18th May 2012

Paul Theiss is to become the new chair of Mayer Brown after the former chair, Herbert Krueger, has stepped down due to being ineligible for another term as chair under the Mayer Brown partnership agreement. Theiss…

Tailored Minimum Wage Scrapped by SRA

18th May 2012

The Solicitors Regulation Authority has voted to scrap the tailored minimum wage for trainee solicitors, meaning that trainees in future could be paid the national minimum wage of £6. 08 per hour. The change has…

Senior lawyer calls for an end to hourly billing

17th May 2012

Lord Neuberger, one of the most senior judges in Britain, has criticised the practice of hourly billing in litigation cases, saying that it ‘incentivises inefficiency’. In a speech to the Association of…

Newsagents push OFT to launch inquiry

16th May 2012

The National Federation of Retail Newsagents (NFRN) and the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) are going to the Competition Appeals Tribunal in a bid to force an inquiry from the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) over…

Britain's Got Talent finalists seek brand protection

16th May 2012

An international law firm headquartered in London has been chosen to represent the Britain’s Got Talent finalists Only Boys Aloud as they seek brand protection and start proceedings to register as a charity. The…

Brooks charged with perverting the course of justice

15th May 2012

Six people, including former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks, have been charged with perverting the course of justice as part of the ongoing phone-hacking scandal. The decision, which was announced by…

Partner hires at highest level since credit crunch

14th May 2012

A top legal website has published the results of research which suggests the number of solicitors being hired as partners is now at its highest level since before the financial crisis hit the sector in 2008. According…

Legal sector warnings over Queens Speech legislation

11th May 2012

There has been a mixed response from lawyers to legislative proposals announced in the recent Queen’s Speech. Plans to merge the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) with the Competition Commission were confirmed as part…