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Social mobility 

The Law Society has revealed a further cohort of social mobility ambassadors. They include Qalid Mohamed who came from Somalia to the UK aged 11 with no kn

Barrister suspended

A barrister who practised for seven months without a practising certificate or authorisation has been suspended for four months. Peter Masniuk, who was cal

29 Jan 2021 | Regulators

Sexual misconduct 

Sanctions against barristers for sexual misconduct fall within the current sanctions guidance, the Bar Tribunals Adjudication Service and the Bar Sta

29 Jan 2021 | Human Resources

BAME consumers

Individuals from black Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities are less satisfied with the choice of legal services, experience less satisfactory serv

Legal Ombudsman

A demand by the Office of Legal Complaints (OLC) for a 19 per cent budget increase for the Legal Ombudsman (LeO) in the middle of the covid-19 crisis is &l

29 Jan 2021 | Regulators

Firms wanted

The SRA and other legal regulators are launching a pilot this month to trial new approaches to improve the information available to the public about lawyer

29 Jan 2021 | Legal services

Overcrowded families

A family living in a crowded one-bedroom flat, as that was all they could afford, won a landmark Court of Appeal ruling that could result in families

29 Jan 2021 | Human rights

ID checks fine

Seatons Law has been fined by the SRA after admitting identity (ID) check failures and money laundering breaches. In 2018, it was instructed in various pro

29 Jan 2021 | Conveyancing

Online momentum

The inaugural master of the rolls, Sir Geoffrey Vos, has set out his vision for civil justice reform which would see claimants start all claims online, cre

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