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SDT refuses to drop conduct case against Freshfields partner

Law Gazette News - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 10:51
Counsel for Ryan Beckwith had argued that the SRA investigation was flawed and that the prosecution an abuse of process.

Another Partner Leaves Squire in London

Legal Week rss Feed - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 10:49
Real estate partner John Danahy is the seventh partner to have left Squire's London office since the beginning of the year.

FCA publishes its first annual report on the perimeter

FCA - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 10:34
The Financial Conduct Authority has today published its first annual perimeter report.

Manfred Fitzek (clone of authorised firm)

FCA - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 09:52
Fraudsters are using the details of firms we authorise to try to convince people that they work for a genuine, authorised firm. Find out more about this ‘clone firm’. 

Video: 'We Have Concerns About The Future Viability of Some of These Firms.' - An Accountant's Analysis of The UK Top 50

Legal Week rss Feed - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 09:39
In a video interview with Legal Week, an accountant discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the U.K.'s top law firms based on an analysis of their LLP accounts.

Citizens Advice supercomplaint to the CMA - update

FCA - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 09:30
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) published its response to the Citizens Advice supercomplaint on the loyalty penalty in December 2018, making several cross-cutting and market-specific recommendations in the mortgages, cash savings and home insurance markets. Today it has published an update on progress against its recommendations.

Legal aid system 'leaving employees to fight discrimination alone'

Law Gazette News - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 09:02
Equality and Human Rights Commission says challenging employers should not be a 'David v Goliath' battle.

Transatlantic Legal Awards 2019: Who Won What... and Why

Legal Week rss Feed - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 08:29
See the photos and details of the big winners at the Transatlantic Legal Awards.

FCA announces further action on defined benefit transfers

FCA - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 07:04
The Financial Conduct Authority has today published the results of the data it has received from firms carrying out Defined Benefit (DB) transfers and set out the next steps in its supervisory work related to transfers.

Society's global call to arms over gender equality

Law Gazette News - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 06:24
Latest report on women in law identifies common barriers ahead of international summit.

Repeated Misconduct by Plaintiffs' Counsel Led to $2B Roundup Verdict, Monsanto Says

Legal Week rss Feed - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 22:36
Monsanto, owned by the German multinational Bayer AG, filed dual motions Monday to reverse the verdict, citing several instances of “inflammatory argument” by plaintiffs' attorneys, among other things.

EY Law Loses Tax and Commercial Lawyer to Australian Firm

Legal Week rss Feed - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 21:14
Senior tax and commercial lawyer Michael Patane left to lead the tax practice of the Australian firm HopgoodGanim Lawyers.

Ecuador Refuses US Request to Extradite Facebook Fugitive Paul Ceglia

Legal Week rss Feed - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 20:16
Paul Ceglia's lawyer says he and his family fled to Florida and pretended to be Amish before finally making it to Ecuador, where he remains safely out of U.S. prosecutors' reach for now.

King & Spalding Continues to Build Up Its Brussels Office

Legal Week rss Feed - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 20:12
Hervé Jouanjean will join the firm's International Trade Practice from the French firm Fidal.

What Big Law's Saying About Trump's $300B China Tariffs Plan

Legal Week rss Feed - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 20:10
Major U.S. law firms, representing business clients, had a lot to say to Robert Lighthizer, the former Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom partner who now serves as the U.S. Trade Representative.

AFL Becomes First Family Law Firm to List in Australia

Legal Week rss Feed - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 19:38
Australian Family Lawyers has listed on the Australian Securities Exchange through a reverse takeover by Navigator Resources Ltd.

Goodwin Procter Hires Heavyweight Taylor Wessing Life Science Team

Legal Week rss Feed - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 15:03
The hires come as Goodwin looks to bolster its life sciences and technology practices.

Freshfields partner urges SRA to drop conduct case over ‘contaminated’ evidence

Law Gazette News - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 14:31
Married partner alleged to have lacked integrity in engaging with junior colleague.

T. Rowe Price International Limited (clone of authorised firm)

FCA - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 14:17
Fraudsters are using the details of firms we authorise to try to convince people that they work for a genuine, authorised firm. Find out more about this ‘clone firm’. 

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