Law Society

Law Society wins right to appeal against criminal legal aid ruling

27-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

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.

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Law Society and LCCSA lose judicial review into criminal legal aid reforms

18-Feb-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

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.

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Bindmans and Kingsley Napley lead as Law Soc challenges government over legal aid

15-Jan-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

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).

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Hamburg Bird & Bird lawyer under fire for alleged involvement in €137m embezzlement charge

17-Dec-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

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.

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Gibraltar court throws out Marrache appeals, reveals jury 'tampering' details

18-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The Gibraltar Court of Appeal (CoA) has handed down a judgment throwing out the Marrache’s brothers’ appeals against conviction and sentencing for fraud, ruling that judge Mr Justice Grigson acted correctly throughout the lengthy and “unique” case.

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HMRC cranks up the heat on law firms with increase in disclosure notices

17-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

HMRC has doubled down on accountancy and law firms, issuing 1,502 disclosure notices in the last year for information on clients that are subject to criminal tax investigations.

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A high-value commercial fraud dispute: Orb & Ors v Ruhan download subscription

7KBW 27-Feb-2015

This complex and high-value multi-party commercial fraud dispute is due to come on for a four-month hearing before the Commercial Court in late 2016 or early 2017.

Whistleblowers in the Swiss banking sector: legal hurdles to co-operating with foreign governments download subscription

Bär & Karrer 25-Feb-2015

An overview of the main Swiss criminal law provisions that prohibit the theft and disclosure of banking information to foreign authorities or courts, and how they have been applied to whistleblowers in recent cases.

Run over by shoplifter in parking lot, retail employee may sue download subscription

Dentons 25-Feb-2015

A retail employee who helped pursue a shoplifter, in violation of the employer’s workplace violence policy, could sue the employer and a supervisor in the courts for her injury.

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Marrache: A hard time on the Rock

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