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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…

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…