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The Independent reports today that Clifford Chance (CC) has "quietly introduced a "CV blind" policy for final interviews with all would-be recruits," to overcome Oxbridge bias. There are lots of interesting questions to ask about this. Why quietly?...
10 Jan 2014 | 10:37
Are tweets protected by copyright? Well, it would seem that under EU law - or rather CJEU understanding of EU law - the answer should be in the affirmative. In its 2009 decision in Infopaq, the court found that copyright may subsist in a text extract ...
10 Jan 2014 | 10:13
On Monday 6 January the criminal Bar staged a mass walk-out. Up and down the country barristers, solicitors and members of the public campaigned outside Magistrates' Courts and Crown Courts against the proposed legal aid cuts. Cuts that will cripple t...
08 Jan 2014 | 15:45
In this article, first published on the Halsbury's Law Exchange blog, Felicity Gerry argues that Nigella Lawson's recent treatment in the trial of her former personal assistants illustrates an equality we should applaud
07 Jan 2014 | 14:40
Thirty years have elapsed since the Miners' Strike of 1984-85. The Guardian recently reported that Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher requested plans to be prepared for the use of troops to move coal to power stations. The article states that Thatcher "...
07 Jan 2014 | 10:00
"If clients truly want to see the end of hourly rates and lawyers to embrace the idea of pricing certainty, they need to come to terms with what lawyers need in return..."
02 Jan 2014 | 09:54
The recent confirmation by the Supreme Court that it was unlawful discrimination for Christian hotel owners to refuse a double-bedded room to a same-sex couple was of considerable interest as the latest in a string of high-profile cases involving reli...
12 Dec 2013 | 11:00
The Law Commission has produced its eagerly awaited report on juror misconduct and internet publications, following extensive consultation. The Commission had been urgently tasked with considering reform in this area, following a number of high-profil...
10 Dec 2013 | 14:05
The former legal manager of The Times, Alastair Brett, was last week suspended by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal for six months after he was found to have misled the High Court in a 2009 case involving email hacking. In this blog, Richard Moorhe...
10 Dec 2013 | 13:34
One of the thorniest and most convoluted issues any leader has to deal with is telling senior-level underperformers that they'd be better off elsewhere. It calls on every skill in the manager's trick-bag, from financial analysis to subtler cultural an...
03 Dec 2013 | 17:05
Lawyers and banks are in the news again. Lawrence Tomlinson, entrepreneur in residence at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, has reported various abuses by RBS in particular, and has this to say about the way banks instruct lawyers...
28 Nov 2013 | 12:31
We all know the story about how Andrew Mitchell MP may, or may not, have tried to barge past policeman in Downing Street with the memorable phrase "you're f...ing plebs". Like a lot of good stories, it may not be true, and like a lot of good stories i...
28 Nov 2013 | 11:29
Do you object to swearing an oath on the Bible? Sorry, I hope that question didn't put you off your stride when settling down to read this article. It's the same question witnesses are asked when they're about to give evidence in criminal trials. T...
21 Nov 2013 | 11:08
"From various quarters were hear, as cri de Coeur, the idea that innovation is either saviour or end of the legal profession..."
21 Nov 2013 | 11:03
I spend a fair amount of time speaking with enthusiastic law students and young professionals that want to become sports lawyers. There are some basic, but effective, steps that aspiring sports lawyers can take that will get their career off to a flyi...
12 Nov 2013 | 13:16
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