The Modern Law Awards last week honoured the chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, Diane Burleigh OBE, for her lifetime of achievements in the legal profession.
The government’s announcement that it could place a time of limit of 28 days for suspects to be held on police bail has been welcomed by the Law Society.
The accountancy firm KPMG has recently been awarded an alternative business structure licence by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
The Ministry of Justice’s approach to cutting legal aid has been criticised by one of its own consultants.
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The chair of the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s equality, diversity and inclusion committee has emphasised the SRA’s commitment to addressing the disproportionately high representation of black and minority ethnic solicitors in the regulator’s disciplinary work.
The number of people receiving legal aid for family cases which go to court has dropped by 15,000 per quarter as a result of the government’s legal aid cuts, while the number of people receiving family law advice has fallen by 40,000 per quarter for the same reason, the Bar Council has revealed.
Companies must comply with equal pay law as new rules force those in breach of legislation to evaluate pay structure to prevent further violations.
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