Victim forced to give evidence as Worboys bids to avoid life term

The serial sex attacker John Worboys has forced one of his victims to give evidence in court as he attempts to avoid a...

Solicitor general vows to improve SAR regime

The solicitor general has pledged to improve the Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) regime, claiming businesses will enjoy a ‘more efficient and effective’ system. In...

Solicitor fined £10,000 for breaching accounts rules

A solicitor who breached accounts rules during a ‘very traumatic’ period of his life has been fined £10,000 and ordered to pay costs...

A&O's transatlantic merger talks break down

Long-running merger talks between magic circle firm Allen & Overy and US firm O’Melveny & Myers have been called off despite ‘compelling synergies’, the...

Doctors can perform C-section if woman loses mental capacity, judge rules

A judge has given doctors permission to perform a caesarean section on a woman with mental health problems if she becomes agitated during...

SRA still failing key tests months after problem areas flagged up

The Solicitors Regulation Authority has yet to meet improvement targets, including on transparency, months after they were brought to wider attention, it has...

Slaughter and May tops listed clients table

Magic circle firm Slaughter and May boasts the highest number of stock market-listed clients after pulling ahead of international rival Herbert Smith Freehills, according to a...

'A patient thinks her landlord will stab her': my job as a mental health...

Monday I work as a mental health nurse in a GP practice. Today I assess four new patients and do two follow-ups for patients...

‘Victims place their lives on hold’ as courts stand idle, says MP

Frustration is mounting in the profession over the number of courtrooms sitting idle over the summer, as official figures show a worrying fall...

Shares slump at beleaguered Burford

Shares in litigation funder Burford Capital were last week trading at half their July value as the London-listed, Guernsey-registered and New York-based business...