DLA Piper Virtual hearings study indicates that legal firms need to embrace digitisation to remain on the cutting edge of innovation

The legal fraternity has been hearing for a number of years that the profession needs to change due to many aspects of it being  outdated. The reason for this is…

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What happens after Covid-19? How the Paralegal Sector can help legal professionals get back on their feet.

We are all very well aware that Covid-19 and the subsequent lockdown has affected our lives in many ways and forced many law firms and individual legal service providers into…

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Commenting on judicial conflict over remote hearings, Anna-Laura Lock, Senior Associate at Winckworth Sherwood, said:

 “Since the imposition of lockdown as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the President of the Family Law Division has been clear that the decision whether or not to have…

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It may be 2020 but the number of forced marriages in the UK remains a hidden statistic despite being illegal.

The exact number is not known, but the Forced Marriage Unit reports a steady year-on-year increase in referrals. It is a vast issue as forced marriages apply to men and…

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Is the prejudice of an investigating manager relevant to determining the propriety of a dismissal, even if the decision makers are not aware of and do not share that prejudice?

In Cadent Gas Ltd v Singh [2019] UKEAT 0024/19/0810, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has considered whether the personal animus of a manager who had been heavily involved in a disciplinary…

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