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Global reputation of UK law 'under threat' if qualification is watered down, says Law Society’s Global Competitiveness report

The Law Society of England and Wales has warned that proposals being developed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to change the way solicitors qualify could damage the global competitiveness of UK law.

Published 16 July 2015

England: High Court judge rules legal aid scheme for vulnerable claimants is failing them

A judge in the High Court has ruled the system meant to ensure vulnerable claimants receive legal aid and access to justice is “not in accordance with the law” and must be changed.

Published 16 July 2015

Blog: Land - a limited supply

New laws relieve land of permanent stigma over contamination, writes Nick Atkins.

Published 15 July 2015

bto’s advocacy team continues to grow

bto solicitors has announced that senior solicitor Michael Collins has been admitted as a solicitor advocate.

Published 15 July 2015

Act of Sederunt modifies child witness notices and counter-terrorism legislation

The Court of Session has made an act of sederunt amending

Published 15 July 2015

England: barristers join solicitors in protest over cut in legal aid fees

Magistrates and crown courts could be brought to a standstill as barristers join a protest by solicitors over cuts to legal aid fees.

Published 15 July 2015

Auschwitz book-keeper jailed for four years

A German man who worked as a bookkeeper at the Auschwitz concentration camp has been convicted of being an accessory to the murder of 300,000 people and jailed for four years.

Published 15 July 2015

Man’s conviction for electricity theft overturned as police entered property without warrant

A man found guilty of stealing electricity has seen his conviction overturned because police officers failed to secure a warrant before searching his home.

Published 15 July 2015

UK government reveals legislation making strike action harder

Legislation meant to strengthen laws on strike action has been revealed by the UK government.

Published 15 July 2015

Court of Appeal paves way for two secret trials

Two trials can take place in secret under the provisions of the Justice and Security Act 2013, the Court of Appeal has decided.

Published 15 July 2015

Scots manufacturers at less risk of insolvency

Manufacturing firms based in Scotland are at less risk of insolvency than manufacturers based south of the border, according to new analysis.

Published 14 July 2015

Faculty welcomes new members

Four new members have joined the Faculty of Advocates, against a backdrop of a vivid reminder of the importance of the rule of law.

Published 14 July 2015

Historical child abuse judge to be paid over £480,000 a year

The judge chairing the inquiry into allegations of historical sexual abuse of children south of the border is to be paid more than £480,000 a year.

Published 14 July 2015

Lawyers in China detained for 'seriously violating the law'

Dozens of lawyers in China have been detained by police in the past few days in what appears to be a coordinated operation.

Published 14 July 2015

England: husband ordered to pay wife 100 per cent of assets after 'washing hands' of family

A hospital consultant has been ordered to pay his wife his entire £550,000 in assets in an unusual complete divorce award.

Published 14 July 2015