Life in lockdown – tips on surviving isolation from a kidnap survivor

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Moving on up: Improving social mobility with Virtual Work Experience

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Big Tech Regulation: The Battle moves to Florida

The battle around Big Tech regulation has moved to the Sunshine State following the signing of new legislation by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. The legislation allows for huge fines to be levied and legal action to be brought against Big Tech companies which seek to moderate user content and permanently shutter accounts. Mr DeSantis believes […]

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Bakers back in SDT as former HR director faces questioning

Following a five-month break, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) today continued to pursue its case against Baker McKenzie and three former members of the firm. At the end of 2019, Bakers former London managing partner Gary Senior, now-Linklaters partner Tom Cassels and the firm’s former HR director Martin Blackburn faced the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) […]

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Cleary caught up in investigation over former employee

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