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Official whistle blown against TI Group

The US Justice Department has filed a complaint in the US against UK corporation the TI Group, according to New York lawyers Engel & McCarney. By doing so the US Government has joined a ‘whistleblowing action’ first launched by an ex-employee of a TI Group subsidiary, Dowty Woodville Polymer. The company allegedly overcharged the US […]

Bar may force equality code

AN EQUALITY code including an entire chapter devoted to the problems of sexual harassment and another on fair pupil selection may soon become compulsory for chambers. ‘The Equality Code for Chambers’, currently being revised by the Bar Council, is set to be incorporated into its code of practice effectively forcing chambers to adopt its provisions. […]

Calling the shots

Earlier this year, Bar chairman Peter Goldsmith visited the Department of Education to express concern about the worsening funding situation facing trainee barristers. With less than six per cent of students getting their full fees paid by local education authorities and only 17 per cent getting some form of assistance (compared with 47 per cent […]

New advice manager

Solicitors for Independent Financial Advice has appointed Teresa Fritz as its South East development manager. Fritz, who has previously worked in the life and pensions sector with Skandia, JRA, and Barclays Insurance Services, will be based at SIFA’s Epsom office.

Lawyer warns of copyright pitfalls in TV documentary

THE LEGAL hurdles faced by designers who bring actions for copyright infringement by larger competitors were revealed in a television documentary film last week. BBC2’s ‘Taking Liberties’ showed how newcomers to sectors such as fashion and textiles found it tough to get justice when their ideas were stolen by the industry’s big names. Alexander Carter-Silk, […]

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