Barrister Marcus Elliott makes some timely suggestions to the Ministry of Justice
Referral fees are banned. The Bar Council’s new code of conduct explicitly states that barristers must not “pay or receive referral fees”, and additionally “making or receiving payments in order to procure or reward the referral…may also breach public trust.”
Pre nups are big news, but will the Law Commission’s recommendations clarify the law?
With the World Cup in Brazil looming but match fixing on the rise, it is to be hoped that 2014 be remembered for sporting reasons rather than for scandals
Recent attacks on Twitter through the legislative framework into sharp relief
The debate over Scotland’s future has developed with last week’s guide to independence.
European courts are divided over the rights of parents of surrogate babies to take paid leave
Scottish model of the independent law firm has a lot going for it in the modern world
How significant is the SFO’s first Bribery Act prosecution?
Sunday Times ‘Underworld Kings’ libel ruling shows court will consider evidence, however it is obtained
39 Essex Street’s Jenni Richards QC successfully persuaded the High Court that a widow has the right to save her dead husband’s frozen sperm so that she could have his children in the future.
Nabarro’s French best friend August & Debouzy has abandoned its European alliance, leaving the firm on the hunt for a new Paris partner.
Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has added Deutsche Bank’s compliance, government & regulatory affairs chief Andrew Procter to its financial services regulatory practice.
The BBC is to hire three legal services apprentices to join its in-house legal team in London, making it the latest organisation to throw its weight behind legal apprenticeships.
It is now two years since the collapse of mammoth firm Dewey & LeBoeuf. But the next chapter in the story of its dramatic spiral into crisis is about to emerge in lurid technicolour following a High Court trial last week.
The fragile refinance market is back in rude health and US-style alternative lenders are stepping up with innovative structures to sustain the recovery
When a firm shouts loudly about a landmark merger, as SJ Berwin did when it joined forces with King & Wood Mallesons, departures are always likely to come under the spotlight.
The law school war shows no signs of ending. But we have, perhaps, reached the end of the beginning.