Author: conor-james-mckinney

Justice minister hits back at Charlotte Proudman’s criticism of court procedure for rape victims

MoJ's David Wolfson rebuts Goldsmith barrister's tweet asserting rape victims 'sit alone, isolated, unable to see what is happening in court'

Apr 8 2022 10:23am

Family law barrister cleared of misconduct over Meghan Markle baby tweet

BSB dismisses dozens of complaints against former Olympic rower Joanna Toch

Mar 31 2022 7:57am

Experienced barrister at top chambers fined for mocking more junior opponent

Doughty Street's Althea Sonia Brown 'improperly undermined, insulted and/or annoyed' opposing counsel during hearing, disciplinary tribunal finds

Mar 18 2022 1:54pm

Solicitor fined £20k after ‘deplorable’ sexual comments to paralegal in job interview

Interview left 22-year-old woman feeling 'like a piece of meat'

Mar 16 2022 1:08pm

Russia-Ukraine war: UK immigration lawyers rally to support refugees

Away from national headlines, a corner of the legal profession is doing extraordinary things not in lucrative defence of oligarchs, but in unpaid support for those fleeing

Mar 7 2022 10:10am

Solicitor who made up client wins on Facebook escapes with six-month suspension

Also practised for years without SRA authorisation

Feb 28 2022 10:30am

Barrister fined for calling opposition lawyer a ‘hysterical woman’

Feliks Jerzy Kwiatkowski told disciplinary tribunal that women being more emotional is 'biological fact'

Feb 9 2022 1:57pm

High-flying media lawyer acting for ex-MI6 Trump dossier author disbarred for faking High Court order

Nicola Cain also submitted witness statement for client Christopher Steele without authorisation

Feb 7 2022 11:40am

Big law firms lag behind on partner diversity, SRA reports

Outfits with 50+ partners have fewer BAME and female partners than smaller firms

Feb 3 2022 9:02am

Pupillage numbers bounce back following Covid dip

BSB report shows leap from pandemic-y 354 in 2020 to 511 in 2021

Jan 31 2022 9:29am

Barrister fails to overturn six-month suspension for sexual comments to mini-pupil

Robert Michael Kearney challenged delay in reporting vulgar remarks

Jan 25 2022 10:24am

MI5 issues warning about SRA-regulated solicitor working as ‘agent’ for Chinese Communist Party

Christine Lee, 58, runs a firm with offices in London and Birmingham

Jan 14 2022 10:49am

Human rights lawyer jailed for contempt after deliberate breach of High Court order

Judge slams Soophia Khan for 'defiance of her regulator'

Jan 13 2022 11:40am

Eco-protest barrister to go to European Court of Human Rights after contempt ruling upheld

'It’s no great surprise that the Supreme Court has decided to side with itself', embargo-breaker Tim Crosland says

Dec 20 2021 12:20pm

TikToking Morrison & Foerster lawyer goes viral with response to ‘unhinged’ law student demanding free careers advice

'A good example of what not to do when you're trying network within your profession'

Dec 13 2021 9:07am
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City law firms to fund aspiring social welfare lawyers through the SQE

£145k pledged so far to cover exam prep and fees

Dec 6 2021 9:31am

Bar report: Ethnic minorities find it harder to secure pupillage

'There is a need to tone down your blackness' during interviews, one junior barrister told researchers

Nov 8 2021 12:02pm

Ex-Dechert partner to settle ‘spying’ claim against former client

Neil Gerrard reportedly agrees compensation deal that leaves former firm on the hook for costs

Nov 2 2021 1:16pm