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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…

2012 to see rise in legal job vacancies

2nd February 2012

Those looking for London legal jobs will have been encouraged by the news that graduate law vacancies are expected to rise by over 5% in the forthcoming year. A survey by the Association of Graduate Recruiters has also…

Legal recruitment to benefit from assessment service

1st February 2012

In recent years, psychometric testing and other in-depth personality assessment techniques have grown in popularity within recruitment; in response to this, the British Standards Institution has developed a new…

Changes to unfair dismissal law clarified

20th January 2012

The government has confirmed this week that a planned doubling of the unfair dismissal claims qualifying period will not apply to employees who have started work on or before April 6th this year. The news that those who…

Piracy row solicitor suspended and fined

19th January 2012

A solicitor has been found guilty on six counts of using his professional status to extort money from the public and of acting inappropriately when there was a conflict of interest. Andrew Crossley, who was the only…

Government criticised over Legal Aid plans

18th January 2012

The government’s proposed Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill has come under cross-party criticism in a House of Lords debate, with the loss of aid in medical negligence cases being subject to…

Anger at HSBC conveyancing panel

17th January 2012

The announcement by HSBC earlier this month that the bank is to set up a panel of pre-approved law firms authorised to handle its customers’ property conveyancing has sparked anger amongst those who stand to lose…

Result of landmark retirement age case impending

16th January 2012

Legal recruitment agencies in London will be keeping a close eye on a landmark employment law case this week, the outcome of which could have a significant effect on the government’s new retirement age rules. …