Publication: Law Society Gazette

First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 17 mins ago - 1 reports

UK minister in new bid to crack India's legal market

Justice minister Shailesh Vara has begun a three-day visit to India to promote better trade relations with the UK.Vara will visit Delhi and Ahmedabad this week to meet a series of Indian ministers, lawyers and law colleges.His trip is expected to focus ... [Published Law Society Gazette - 13 hours ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 1 reports

Former City solicitor to head QualitySolicitors legal group

Former City solicitor and telecoms lawyer David Grossman has been appointed chief executive of the Simplify Group, which includes QualitySolicitors.The move follows the July private equity deal by Palamon Capital Partners, owners of QualitySolicitors, ... [Published Law Society Gazette - 18 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

Data explosion fuels growth in privacy cases

The number of privacy cases fought in UK courts has doubled in the last five years, amid an explosion in the amount of personal data held and shared by government agencies, and retained by businesses.In the year to 31 May 2014, there were 56 cases in ... [Published Law Society Gazette - 15 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

​Olswang appoints two non-executive directors

International TMT firm Olswang has announced that David Chance and Dr Andreas Raffel will join its board as non-executive directors.Their appointments to the board take effect today and are part of the firm’s new governance structure.Chance is chairman ... [Published Law Society Gazette - 15 hours ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 16 hours ago - 1 reports

Human rights

Firth and others v United Kingdom (App. No. 47784/09), European Court of Human Rights, 12 August 2014Prison – Prisoner – Right to vote – Applicant prisoners lodging applications against United Kingdom complaining prevented from voting in European Parliament ... [Published Law Society Gazette - 16 hours ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 18 hours ago - 1 reports

Why mid-tier firms must take the long view on costs

Today, mid-tier law firms in the UK face a toughest challenge – maintaining profitability amid fierce competition. Unlike the magic circle and top 10 law firms – which have leveraged their stature to grow revenues (by increasing chargeable rates despite ... [Published Law Society Gazette - 18 hours ago]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated 19 hours ago - 1 reports

Consumer push has six appeal

’Use a professional. Use a solicitor’, is the theme of a high-profile advertising campaign launched by the Law Society today to remind consumers to go to solicitors rather than unregulated providers for legal advice.It focuses on six areas of law: conveyancing, ... [Published Law Society Gazette - Sep 01 2014]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 1 reports

Robert Hunter

Solicitor has achieved success in what he terms ‘the un-touchy-feely’ world of the City while unable to hear what clients, colleagues, judges and other lawyers are saying. He is recognised as an internationally acclaimed trusts, fraud and asset-tracing ... [Published Law Society Gazette - Sep 01 2014]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 1 reports

Legal Update: disclosure, formats and context

The Upper Tribunal, in Surrey Heath Borough Council v IC and Morley [2014] UKUT 0330 (AAC), recently ruled that even where personal information about children appeared on Facebook, it was still personal data which would not be fair to disclose (section ... [Published Law Society Gazette - Sep 01 2014]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 1 reports

Drunk man boards empty plane

Who? Tariq Khan, 44, criminal defence solicitor at Birmingham firm Kangs.Why is he in the news? Acted for Lee Jezard, 22, who, while drunk, managed to board an empty plane at Birmingham airport via a baggage carousel. He had allayed the suspicions of ... [Published Law Society Gazette - Sep 01 2014]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 1 reports

Public access ‘reverse referral’

The solicitor, who asked not to be named, told the Gazette: ‘Of late we’ve had a number of cases come in from public access barristers who have been contacted directly by the public, but who have been uninterested in taking witness statements or doing ... [Published Law Society Gazette - Sep 01 2014]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 1 reports

Bentham eyes litigation funding market in UK

Bentham Europe, whose parent was founded in Australia in 2002, will arrive in this country after expanding into the US.The European venture comes with no cap on the amount of funds deployed to fund suitable cases.Bentham will seek out high-value commercial ... [Published Law Society Gazette - Sep 01 2014]

Quotes

The legal profession is comatose for August, as it ever was. "Over all the legal neighbourhood, there hangs, like some great veil of rust, or gigantic cobweb, the idleness and pensiveness of the long vacation" as one Charles Dickens observed...
Martin Bunch, managing partner at BWB, said: "We are all shocked and deeply saddened by this tragic news, as so many others will be who know what Stephen gave to the sector. Our thoughts are with [his partner] Lorna and their four sons and their families."
Paul Philip (pictured), SRA chief executive, said: "The trailblazers initiative promotes the aims we are pursuing separately in our Training for Tomorrow agenda to enable more flexible routes to qualification as a solicitor, while retaining robust standards."
...Ambrose Lam San-keung, managing partner at Hong Kong firm Lam, Lee & Lai, announced yesterday he was tendering his resignation "in order to maintain the solidarity of the Hong Kong Law Society" , news agency Reuters reported

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UK minister in new bid to crack India's legal m... [Published Law Society Gazette - 13 hours ago]
​Olswang appoints two non-executive directors [Published Law Society Gazette - 15 hours ago]
Data explosion fuels growth in privacy cases [Published Law Society Gazette - 15 hours ago]
Human rights [Published Law Society Gazette - 16 hours ago]
Why mid-tier firms must take the long view on c... [Published Law Society Gazette - 18 hours ago]
Former City solicitor to head QualitySolicitors... [Published Law Society Gazette - 18 hours ago]
Robert Hunter [Published Law Society Gazette - Sep 01 2014]
Legal Update: disclosure, formats and context [Published Law Society Gazette - Sep 01 2014]
Drunk man boards empty plane [Published Law Society Gazette - Sep 01 2014]
Scholarship funding on offer [Published Law Society Gazette - Sep 01 2014]
Upturn buoys retention rates [Published Law Society Gazette - Sep 01 2014]
August digest [Published Law Society Gazette - Sep 01 2014]
Caplen voices legal aid concerns [Published Law Society Gazette - Sep 01 2014]
Study lays bare ‘bogus’ car crash fraud stats [Published Law Society Gazette - Sep 01 2014]
New tools designed to target in-house clients [Published Law Society Gazette - Sep 01 2014]
Bentham eyes litigation funding market in UK [Published Law Society Gazette - Sep 01 2014]
Public access ‘reverse referral’ [Published Law Society Gazette - Sep 01 2014]
Consumer push has six appeal [Published Law Society Gazette - Sep 01 2014]
Law centres: Picking up the pieces [Published Law Society Gazette - Sep 01 2014]
Secular sense of justice [Published Law Society Gazette - Sep 01 2014]
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