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More legal practices to go public

13th February 2012

A far-reaching annual survey from accountancy and investment management group Smith & Williamson has revealed that deregulation within the law industry will lead to an increased number of firms seeking finance from…

Extended QOCS plans rejected by government

9th February 2012

Justice minister Lord McNally has confirmed that plans proposed by Lord Justice Jackson to extend the soon-to-be adopted ‘qualified one-way costs-shifting’ (QOCS) system beyond personal injury claims have now…

Proceedings started against UBS

9th February 2012

The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has confirmed that legal proceedings have been commenced against the Swiss investment bank UBS following last year’s rogue trading saga. The investigations will look into…

Rule of Law Index reveals investor risk

8th February 2012

A leading risk analysis firm have released the results of their yearly Rule of Law Index, which indicates that countries rich in oil and gas supplies are among the riskiest in which overseas companies can invest, in…

Unpaid fees claim filed against Pierre White's wife

8th February 2012

Matilde White, estranged wife of celebrity television chef Marco Pierre, is the latest high profile figure to have fallen foul of accusations of unpaid legal fees. The London-based commercial and private client law firm…

Former partner struck off after fraud charge

7th February 2012

The former partner of a large international commercial law firm has been struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (STD) after he admitted fraudulently taking almost £3m from the company and its clients. …

Ex-law student's discrimination claim rejected

7th February 2012

A former student has been unsuccessful in his attempt to secure a judgement of disability discrimination against the College of Law, after the Court of Appeal rejected his case. Justin Burke had claimed, after failing…

Julian Assange sued by UK law firm

3rd February 2012

A London-based law firm is reportedly suing Julian Assange over unpaid legal fees. A solicitor at Finers Stephens Innocent LLP has confirmed that the company is taking action against the controversial head of the…