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Irwin Mitchell reports 1.2% increase in revenue

Aug 16, 2014 Irwin Mitchell has reported a 1.2 per cent increase in revenue from £200.3m to £202.7m, following the 5.3 per cent revenue increase of the previous year. Meanwhile, profit before tax dropped by 8.5 per cent from…

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UK Law Society elects new vice president

Apr 28, 2014 The Law Society has elected a new vice president: TLT Solicitors senior partner Robert Bourns. Bourns is expected to become president in 2016. The Law Society has been riven with conflict in recent months, with…

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UK legal aid reforms tempered

Sep 9, 2013 UK Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has announced that he will not proceed with the plan to introduce competitive tendering for criminal legal aid contracts. The plan - under which the government would award…

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ABA promotes access to civil justice with grants

Mar 23, 2013 The American Bar Association has announced grants to courts and legal groups in five states with the goal of promoting Access to Justice Commissions in states where they do not already exist. Access to Justice…

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Manchester law firm goes into administration

Mar 5, 2013 Manchester-based law firm Calibre Solicitors (trading as Legal Gateway) has gone into administration, with the firm’s entire roster of 14 staff losing their jobs. The personal injury law firm suffered from poor…

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US Legal Aid to take another funding cut

Jan 27, 2012 Legal Aid in the US is set to take yet another hit, as a bill passed last November to slash federal funding for civil legal assistance to the poor by about 14% — from $404.2 million to $348 million – comes into…

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China's legal profession grows to 200,000 lawyers

Nov 7, 2011 Interesting short article here about the legal profession in China. According to this report in China Daily, the number of licensed lawyers in China has reached 200,000, a massive increase from just a few hundred in 1979…

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