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New general counsel for EDF

14th March 2012

EDF, one of Europe’s largest energy companies, has announced the arrival of a new general counsel to oversee its legal operations. Eric Thomas, who has joined from the defence and aerospace organisation Thales, has…

Leveson Inquiry costs stack up

14th March 2012

The most talked-about legal inquiry of recent years, an investigation into standards and practices within the media led by Lord Justice Leveson, has racked up over £600,000 in barrister’s fees since its…

Barrister struck off after signature forgery

13th March 2012

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has struck off a former Middle Temple barrister who orchestrated a complex and lucrative scam, which included forging the signature of a Baroness. Alexander Mercouris, who previously held…

Social mobility scheme for new barristers launched

12th March 2012

A new scheme has been launched by the Inner Temple which is intended to give work experience to student lawyers from underprivileged backgrounds. Known as the Pegasus Access Scheme (PAS), students benefiting from the…

London event held for budding lawyers

9th March 2012

A two-day event has been held in London aimed at A-Level students looking to enter a career in law. Taking place at the city’s BPP Business School and promoted as specifically benefiting students from state…

Female lawyers outnumber men in Paris

9th March 2012

Research has revealed that the number of women working as lawyers in Paris has, for the first time, outstripped the number of men. There is still a significant gender imbalance, however, when it comes to the proportion…

Legal Aid Reforms Defeated in the House of Lords

8th March 2012

Government plans to save over £350m a year, by scrapping some legal aid options, suffered a set back today; after the House of Lords overturned the series of cost-saving proposals. The proposals were defeated…

BT and Talktalk Have Appeal Thrown Out

7th March 2012

Two of the UK’s largest internet service providers’, BT and Talktalk, have suffered a defeat in the courts recently; as their appeal against forced copyright infringement measures was thrown out. The ISPs…