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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. …

Employment law changes in 2012

13th January 2012

Those involved in legal recruitment will need to be aware of a number of key changes to employment law which are expected to be phased in throughout 2012. Whereas most of the government changes will be aimed directly at…

Changes to Scottish property law

13th January 2012

The introduction of a new piece of legislation, the Long Leases (Scotland) Bill, should end the practice of virtually endless leases on properties in Scotland. The Scottish Law Commission has announced its intention…

City Signs Up to Clegg Recruitment Plan

12th January 2012

Following the launch of a new social mobility policy last April, it seems that the City has responded well to Nick Clegg’s efforts to help make recruitment fairer. With leading banks and other financial…

HSBC Changes Solicitor Rules

12th January 2012

Following a startling report from the National Fraud Authority, which estimates scams cost the mortgage industry around £1bn per year, HSBC has unveiled a ‘solicitors panel’ of 43 legal firms that…