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Solicitors face two years in prison for ignoring Legal Ombudsman

The High Court will impose fines and prison sentences on lawyers who fail to comply with the orders of the Legal Ombudsman (LeO), it has been warned. Ruling in the first case to be pursued by LeO against a lawyer who failed to comply with its requests, Mr Justice Lindblom warned that solicitors could be […]

Ex-Bradford & Bingley legal chief takes on new role at Leeds Building Society

Leeds Building Society has installed Bradford & Bingley’s former legal chief as head of legal services. Paul Jordan, who has 20 years’ experience in retail financial services and was head of legal at Bradford and Bingley for 10 years, takes over from Andrew Greenwood, who was acting as an interim head of legal services in […]


Twitter.  Just the very name sounds stupid doesn’t it? 

And some of the language around it – twittering, twitterati, twittersphere, tweeting, tweeps – sounds frivolous and lightweight. For those of you who tweet, nothing I say here will be a surprise.  For those of you who don’t, some of it may be. Before I start, let me just say that this is not a […]

Robert Postlethwaite

Work Life Quiz: Robert Postlethwaite, Postlethwaite

What was your first-ever job? Collecting then washing dirty glasses in a pub. I had to wear a horrible maroon nylon jacket. What was your worst ­experience as a trainee? I’d better tread carefully here, so I’ll just mention the winter evening when the senior partner whose room I sat in (he rarely gave me […]

Michael Napier

Napier announces retirement from Irwin Mitchell

Irwin Mitchell chairman Michael Napier is to retire from the firm after 40 years. Napier will stand down at the end of the year when the firm will announce a non-executive chairman as his successor. Napier joined Irwin Mitchell in 1972 and spent 29 years as senior partner of the firm. He is widely credited […]

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