Fraud and Crime News
Public, police and medical negligence set Serjeants’ Inn Chambers has reported growth in fee income of 27.5 per cent for the 2014/15 financial year ending 31 March on the back of a management overhaul.
A “devastating blow” for access to justice: Court of Appeal rejects Law Society challenge over legal aid contracts
The Court of Appeal has rejected a challenge by the Law Society to Government plans that will cut criminal legal aid contracts for duty solicitors.
The Court of Appeal (CoA) has granted permission for the Law Society to challenge a recent High Court decision over Government reforms to the criminal legal aid regime.
The Law Society is taking its fight over Government cuts to criminal legal aid to the Court of Appeal after the High Court threw out a judicial review into criminal legal aid contracts.
Bindmans and Kingsley Napley are advising the Law Society and the London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association (LCCSA) on their application for judicial review of the new tender process for criminal legal aid contracts, which is in court today (15 January).
A Hamburg-based Bird & Bird lawyer, and a former partner from the same office, have been drawn into a corruption trial involving one of their clients.
Fraud and Crime Briefings
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Moves to stop the enforcement of debts by way of taking control of goods could be on the way, and other factors enforcement professionals should consider.
Disputes summaries: costs penalty for not engaging in ADR; and more download subscription
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Ms I sustained a spinal cord injury during a biking excursion in Iceland. We traced witnesses in Iceland, Denmark, France and Italy.
Fraud and Crime Analysis
A study published recently by PwC looking at the global state of information security shows that many organisations lack both clear leadership and strategies for tackling the security threats they face.
Gibraltar’s Marrache case has been staggeringly expensive and bitterly disruptive, embroiling government and financial authorities in the scandal. Will the jurisdiction emerge stronger as a result?