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Dealing with #MeToo issues in the legal sector and creating a more positive culture27 June 2019
Similarly to other sectors, the legal industry has not been immune from #Metoo issues.
UsToo? – Addressing bullying and sexual harassment in the legal profession16 May 2019
Earlier this week, the International Bar Association published its report on bullying and harassment in the legal profession. The message is clear – as a profession we are not meeting the highest standards of conduct which are integral to our positions as bastions of the law. We must change within the profession, and take responsibility for driving wider societal change.
Supreme Court decision on professional negligence and loss of chance: Perry v Raleys Solicitors21 February 2019
The Supreme Court has upheld the appeal of a firm of solicitors defending a professional negligence claim and helpfully reiterated well-established principles about the approach the court must take when considering the issue of causation in loss of chance cases. The decision clarifies what has to be proved in cases where the question for the court depends on what: (a) the claimant would have done (which the claimant must prove to the usual standard ‘on the balance of probabilities’); compared with (b) what others would have done (which are better assessed on a loss of chance basis).
Two wrongs don’t make a right: Court of Appeal decides illegality is no defence to professional negligence claim16 October 2018
For public policy reasons, the Court of Appeal has held that the defence of illegality was not available to a firm of solicitors that failed to register a property transfer to a client involved in mortgage fraud. The court decided that there was no risk that enforcing the client’s negligence claim would undermine the integrity of the justice system and she was entitled to damages, in spite of the fraud.
The legal sector and #metoo29 November 2017
Sexual harassment is clearly big news at the moment. Not, of course, because it is a new phenomenon, but because it seems that the allegations swirling around numerous big Hollywood names have opened the floodgates and made it OK to say #metoo.
The law firm Christmas party - avoiding a legal hangover21 December 2016
What are the main do’s and don’ts at the office Christmas party? Michael Burd dicusses in an article for LexisNexis.