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The Corporate Prof. Television berths here soon. Watch out!

The Corporate Prof. website is about to undertake a minor, but noteworthy extension of its offerings. With effect from July 1, 2015 videos would feature prominently as a mode of delivering the values the website has been known for over

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Disbarred barrister jailed for defrauding parents of SEN children

A disbarred barrister was jailed for fraud last week after taking money from the parents of children with special educational needs but failing to appear at court. David John Abbott, from Peacehaven in Sussex, was jailed for two years and

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Meet the solicitor-pop-star more popular than her law firm

Slaughter and May (S&M) associate, Serena Kern, could teach the firm’s marketing department a thing or two — the lawyer-turned-pop-star has amassed a loyal following of more than 57,000 on Facebook alone. Kern — who’s been an associate at S&M since 2013

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10 revision tips from people who have nailed law exams

Trainee solicitors, barristers and law lecturers distil their exam preparation wisdom: Emma Reid, trainee solicitor at Herbert Smith Freehills “Use examiners’ reports: they help you avoid common pitfalls when answering questions.” Stuart Harris, trainee solicitor at RPC “Think outside your

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Lawyer who cheated legal aid in notorious murder case disbarred

A lawyer who defended a wealthy former police officer accused of killing his lover and stuffing her remains in a trash bin has been disbarred for cheating legal aid of close to $120,000. In its decision this week, the Law

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Rethinking the Human Rights Act

The 2 March issue of the Gazette read like a festschrift for the Human Rights Act. Three articles from heavyweight sources lauded the act and its effects. Criticism came there none. Yet (as was acknowledged in Joshua Rozenberg’s Gazette article

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Law which penalises women who pass HIV to baby challenged in Kenya

Human rights groups have welcomed moves to change Kenya’s 2006 #hiv and #aids Prevention Act which at present effectively criminalises pregnant women who pass HIV to their babies. The #law says that a person knowing they are HIV positive must

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Increasing demand for lawyers skilled in international commercial arbitration

Globalisation has fuelled an increase in demand for lawyers trained in international commercial #arbitration, the head of CIArb Australia has said. Albert Monichino QC, president of the Australian branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), suggested this area of dispute

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Ambulance driver faced with £780 legal bill for beating the red light to respond to an emergency call

An ambulance driver who faced prosecution after she ran a red light at 10mph while responding to a 999 call in Aberdeen is fighting for greater protection for emergency services crews. Kristine Hutchison was landed with a hefty legal bill

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Lawyers reflect on racism

‘Diversity’ was not a word district judge Tan Ikram heard much of in the 1990s, he told attendees at the launch of the Law Society’s Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division earlier this month. The former London Criminal Courts Solicitors’ Association president

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Governments and enterprises in breach of their legal obligations on climate change

Today a group of eminent jurists accuse governments and enterprises of being in clear and flagrant breach of their legal obligations on climate change – under human rights law, international law, environmental law, and tort law. Human ravaging of our

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Woman who tried to “boil her husband” jailed for four years

A woman who tried to “boil her husband” by pouring scalding water over him after being told they were “getting divorced” has been jailed for four years. Ken Gregory, 65, was the victim of a horrific domestic abuse attack which

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