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  • January 29, 2024

    Developer Sues Gherson, Claiming IP Breaches, Unpaid Fees

    Gherson Solicitors is being taken to court by a software developer who alleges breaches of his intellectual property rights over programs he designed for Gherson's legal services, as well as a lack of payment for his work.

  • January 29, 2024

    Barrister Denies Fraud Charges In £1.8M Legal Aid Case

    A barrister testified at his criminal trial in London on Monday that he had filed legitimate claims for costs stemming from work on criminal proceedings and did not cheat taxpayers in a £1.8 million ($2.3 million) fraud.

  • January 29, 2024

    Gov't Proposes Pay Rise For Police Station, Youth Court Work

    The U.K. government has launched a consultation on proposals to raise pay for criminal legal aid solicitors for work they carry out in police stations and youth courts, after an independent review of the sector found that the current fee scheme for such work is outdated.

  • January 29, 2024

    Axiom Ince Victim Support Group Gathers Momentum

    A support group for victims of Axiom Ince Ltd. is building momentum, with around 12 people joining in the past week alone as they hope their plight will reach a wider audience.

  • January 29, 2024

    Gov't Floats Return Of Fees For Employment Tribunals

    The government said on Monday that it wants to introduce a "modest" £55 ($70) fee for issuing claims in employment and employment appeal tribunals to reduce the burden on taxpayers, estimating that the move could bring in more than £1 million per year.

  • January 29, 2024

    Pinsent Masons Hires Insurance M&A Pro From Royal London

    Pinsent Masons LLP has hired an insurance deal-maker expert as a partner in its corporate office in London, as the multinational law firm looks to strengthen its financial services team.

  • January 29, 2024

    Business Insolvencies Rose 22% In 2023, Law Firm Says

    The number of U.K. businesses that went into administration rose to 1,641 in 2023 amid financial pressures, geopolitical tensions and changing consumer habits, Shakespeare Martineau LLP said in a report published Monday.

  • January 29, 2024

    White & Case Boosts Junior Lawyers' Pay In London

    White & Case said on Monday that it has raised pay for newly qualified lawyers in London by 7% to £150,000 ($190,000) as more law firms from the U.S. join the market for pushing salaries up.

  • January 29, 2024

    Brown Rudnick Hires Ex-SFO Prosecutor To Head Corp. Crime

    Brown Rudnick LLP has hired a former Serious Fraud Office prosecutor from Jenner & Block LLP to head the international law firm's white-collar crime practice.

  • January 26, 2024

    Gov't Abandons Mandatory Mediation For Divorcing Couples

    The government has abandoned proposals that would have required separating couples to go through a compulsory mediation process when they divorce, a move that was originally meant to protect children and ease pressures on family courts in England and Wales.

  • January 26, 2024

    Women And Other Groups Are Still Underrepresented As KCs

    The proportion of practicing barristers who are women, from an ethnic minority background or have a declared disability is continuing to rise, but they remain underrepresented as King's Counsel, the Bar Standards Board has said.

  • January 26, 2024

    I'm Not Antisemitic, Solicitor In Controversial Tweets Case Says

    A solicitor accused the Solicitors Regulation Authority on Friday of "weaponizing antisemitism" by conflating it with legitimate criticism of Zionism, as he faces a disciplinary case over allegedly abusive tweets about prominent U.K. figures.

  • January 26, 2024

    UK Litigation Roundup: Here's What You Missed In London

    The past week in London has seen Sainsbury’s Supermarkets face patent proceedings over a specific type of mandarin, Alexander Nix, the former chief of Cambridge Analytica, embroiled in further proceedings with Dynamo Recoveries, the sports management arm of Warner Bros raise a red card against crypto exchange Next Hash, and EY targeted in a libel claim by a consultancy firm. Here, Law360 looks at these and other new claims in the U.K.

  • January 26, 2024

    Hogan Lovells Adds White & Case Dispute Duo To Paris Office

    Hogan Lovells has hired two French disputes experts for its Paris office, where the firm expects the team to lend their criminal investigations and compliance expertise to its litigation practice.

  • January 26, 2024

    Clifford Chance To Monitor Office Attendance From February

    Clifford Chance LLP said on Friday that it will start collecting data on how many days employees come to the office each week in what might become a trend if other leading law firms begin reassessing attendance requirements.

  • January 25, 2024

    Ex-BigLaw Atty Gets 10 Years For Laundering OneCoin Cash

    A former Locke Lord LLP partner convicted at trial in 2019 of laundering around $400 million in proceeds from the global OneCoin cryptocurrency scam was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison as a New York federal judge found he was well aware that the funds came from a "massive crime."

  • January 25, 2024

    Prosecutor Tells Inquiry He Trusted Post Office Evidence

    A prosecutor took it "on trust" that information provided to him by Post Office investigators was full and reliable when deciding whether to charge an innocent sub-postmaster, he told the inquiry into the Horizon IT scandal on Thursday.

  • January 25, 2024

    Solicitor Must Face SRA Case Over COVID Letters

    An English solicitor failed at a disciplinary tribunal Thursday to toss a case brought by her regulator before a full hearing on allegations that she sent letters on her firm's headed paper, which said recipients could be legally liable for measures against COVID-19.

  • January 25, 2024

    Fieldfisher Adds Arbitration Pro With Spanish Partner Hire

    Fieldfisher LLP has hired a founding partner of Spanish law firm Claros & Abogados to join its Madrid office as it looks to bolster its dispute settlement practice across Europe and the Americas.

  • January 25, 2024

    New Program Funds Social Welfare Legal Trainees

    A legal charity said on Thursday that it has launched a scheme to pay for the salaries of aspiring social welfare solicitors amid recruitment struggles that prevent disadvantaged communities from getting help with their legal problems.

  • January 25, 2024

    Linklaters Hires M&A Dealmaker From HSF In Paris

    Linklaters LLP has appointed Hubert Segain, a Herbert Smith Freehills LLP lawyer specializing in mergers and acquisitions, as co-head of its Paris corporate practice.

  • January 25, 2024

    Sidley, Ropes & Gray, Paul Hastings Raise NQ Pay In London

    Sidley Austin LLP, Ropes & Gray LLP and Paul Hastings LLP confirmed on Thursday that they had boosted pay for their most junior lawyers in London as more and more American outfits align their pay packets with each other to stay competitive in the U.K., the world's second-biggest legal market.

  • January 25, 2024

    Trade Group Calls For Tax Break For BigLaw In Next Budget

    The government faced renewed calls from a lawyers' trade group on Thursday to remove an "investment penalty" on the largest law firms in the country by extending a generous tax break to legal partnerships in the forthcoming spring Budget.

  • January 24, 2024

    Ex-Linklaters Partner Barred From Saudi Princess Fund Trial

    A London judge blocked a former Linklaters LLP lawyer Wednesday from defending himself in a $25 million battle in England's High Court with a Saudi princess over his management of an investment fund at the start of trial.

  • January 24, 2024

    Consilio Rebrands Its Talent Business, Reorganizes Staff

    E-discovery and document review company Consilio LLC announced on Wednesday that it plans to reorganize its talent solutions businesses in the U.S. and U.K. under the name Lawyers on Demand, which the company acquired last year.

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