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Posted in November 2015

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Fresh ‘Consensus’ on Indian Market Reform   »

On November 21st, 2015 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2015.

By Chloe Smith » After over 20 years of stalled initiatives, a memorandum of understanding on liberalising India’s legal services market is in preparation following a change in position by the country’s bar council. Talks on liberalisation have progressed from ‘theoretical to more detailed’ discussions, a source close to the negotiations said. The development coincided […]

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Royal Bank Libor Briefing Privileged, Judge Rules »

On November 21st, 2015 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2015.

By Chloe Smith » Documents prepared by magic circle firm Clifford Chance for Royal Bank of Scotland dealing with the fallout from the Libor scandal are protected by legal privilege, a High Court judge has ruled, asserting that lawyers should be able to give ‘candid factual briefings’. As part of a claim RBS is facing […]

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Society Draws Up Salary Minimum for Trainees »

On November 21st, 2015 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2015.

By Chloe Smith » The Law Society has recommended a minimum salary for trainees after a mandatory minimum was abolished last year by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. In a policy announced last week, Chancery Lane said firms should pay trainees a minimum of £20,276 in London and £18,183 outside the capital. The mandatory minimum of […]

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Sentencing Guidelines Published »

On November 10th, 2015 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2014.

The Sentencing Council has published guidelines for corporate manslaughter, health and safety, and food safety and hygiene offences, replacing what it said had been ‘limited guidance’. See tinyurl.com/ q232hcr. [Courtesy – The Law Society Gazette]

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Judge highlights ‘malevolent’ and abusive litigants »

On November 10th, 2015 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2015.

By Chloe Smith» A High Court judge has publicly highlighted the actions of a litigant in person who sent abusive emails and assaulted his opposing counsel, to demonstrate the problem of ‘unrepresented and malevolent litigants’. In Veluppillai v Veluppillai, a divorce case, Mr Justice Mostyn opted to waive a husband and wife’s right to privacy […]

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Students lose out due to lost exam papers »

On November 10th, 2015 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2015.

By Chloe Smith »Two students say they have missed out on getting any marks in one of the exam papers they took this summer after the University of Law in Birmingham lost their papers. The students have been told by the university, which charges almost £12,000 for its LPC course, that either they will lose […]

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