Fraud and Crime News
Law Society chief executive Des Hudson is to stand down this summer, the solicitors’ representative body announced today.
Criminal law solicitors are aiming to sack the Law Society leadership by drumming up a petition for a second special general meeting (SGM) of the professional body.
Criminal lawyers are set to swamp Westminster today in a mass protest against government plans to slash legal aid rates, with police told to expect more than 1,000 demonstrators.
Matrix Chambers’ Matthew Ryder has lost a High Court battle brought by Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald’s partner David Miranda over his detention at Heathrow Airport under the Terrorism Act 2000.
A Guildhall barrister charged with attempt to defraud in relation to the sale of four open-cast mining sites has been cleared at a Cardiff Crown Court hearing.
Barristers have stepped up their protest to legal aid cuts with plans for a full-scale walkout on 7 March, which will see them refuse to turn up to court or cover other members’ cases.
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