Solicitors

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Tories call for action over legal threats from powerful figures facing scrutiny
Solicitors accused of using lawsuits to stifle criticism of prominent figures include those acting for Nadhim Zahawi

Michael Savage Policy Editor

29, Jan, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Poor state of English and Welsh courts worsening backlog, says Law Society
Survey identifies slew of problems, with half of lawyers experiencing cases being adjourned because of disrepair

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

19, Dec, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Blaming public sector staff for the failings of politicians is infuriating | Letters
Letters: Yvonne Williams, Tim Pollard and Corinna Pollard respond to an article by Simon Jenkins which accused the sector of resisting change

01, Dec, 2022 @6:27 PM

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David Smith obituary
Other lives: Burnley solicitor who served his Lancashire town in many ways

Rebecca Hay

23, Nov, 2022 @1:20 PM

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Law Society has ‘duty’ to tell solicitors to shun underpaid work, says president
Incoming leader Lubna Shuja says some criminal work is unsustainable, amid calls for a 15% pay rise

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

23, Oct, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Anger as Serious Fraud Office head says she’s proud of ‘revolving door’ between regulator and law firms
Fears grow that movement of senior figures into private sector sees some use inside knowledge to help companies being investigated

Michael Savage Policy Editor

07, Aug, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Judge throws out ‘frivolous’ case by UK puppy farm firm against lawyer
MBR Acres had alleged Gillian McGivern breached injunction when she entered site to speak with protesters

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

02, Aug, 2022 @3:47 PM

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London lawyers refuse legal aid jobs in dispute over fees
Cases rejected include assaults on health workers and harrassment offences

Jon Ungoed-Thomas

03, Jul, 2022 @9:00 AM

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‘I wouldn’t have the money to pay a lawyer’: tenants left without means to sue rogue landlords
New rules on fixed recoverable legal costs mean solicitors will no longer be able to afford to take on housing cases

Hannah Fearn

26, Jun, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Letter: William Nash obituary
Albert Beale writes: William Nash had a clear disdain for the much of the legal and political establishment

Albert Beale

17, May, 2022 @12:18 PM

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Mary Monson obituary
Defence lawyer renowned for her sympathetic handling of criminal cases involving poor, juvenile and immigrant clients

Owen Bowcott

14, Apr, 2022 @4:11 PM

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Anomalies in court system are adding to huge case backlog | Letters
Letters: Nicky Ottaway explains how recategorising certain cases could relieve the pressure on crown courts. And I Stephanie Boyce, president of the Law Society of England and Wales, writes of a desperate need for funding

Letters

02, Feb, 2022 @5:02 PM

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