SRA’s £500k cap on comp fund payments runs into trouble

The Solicitors Regulation Authority has been dealt a blow in its bid to reduce the burden on the compensation fund, with the oversight...

Duncan Lewis bucks homeworking trend with City move

National firm Duncan Lewis Solicitors is defying the homeworking trend by relocating its head office to central London to be closer to courts,...

‘Marry your rapist’ laws in 20 countries still allow perpetrators to escape justice

Twenty countries still allow rapists to marry their victims to escape criminal prosecution, according to the UN’s annual state of world population report.Russia,...

‘How many more decades?’: Munby lambasts lawyers not complying with PDs

Fromer Family Division president Sir James Munby has used a foray back onto the bench to launch a stinging criticism of the costs...

Truck driver Mohinder Singh jailed for at least 18 years for killing four police...

Truck driver Mohinder Singh has been jailed for at least 18 years and six months for hitting and killing four police officers on...

Yazidi women fail in claim for compensation in Australia for actions of Isis fighter...

Five Yazidi women who say they were held as slaves by the notorious Australian terrorist Khaled Sharrouf have failed in a high court...

SQE gets green light for Covid safety

The Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) is safe to go ahead this autumn under current public health advice, an independent review has found. The assessment's...

SRA wants new PII clause on cyber-crime – but premiums won't go up

The Solicitors Regulation Authority has said that its proposal for a new cybercrime clause in insurance policies should not push premiums up for...

Breastfeeding juror case prompts call for maternity exemption

A breastfeeding mother was told that she must attend court for jury service, prompting calls for a blanket exemption for parents on maternity...

Judiciary seeks SDT recruitment scrutineer

The judiciary is creating a new post to ensure that the process of appointing members of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal is carried out...

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