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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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The growth of a pro-bono culture in Russia

Aug 25, 2011 Here is an interesting article on the growth of pro bono legal work in Russia. Just a few years ago, pro bono work was an unfamiliar concept in Russia, but things are starting to change. Access to justice in Russia…

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Fall of the Hammer – Rajaratnam convicted

May 17, 2011 Hedge fund billionaire and founder of the Galleon Group, Raj Rajaratnam, who has been at the centre of the biggest insider trading case in the history of US was found guilty in a verdict on May 11, 2011. Rajaratnam was…

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The demise of the trial lawyer

Feb 14, 2011 Court statistics show a trend away from jury trials, with disputes increasingly being settled by alternative means outside the courtroom. U.S. District courts had 5,325 civil and criminal jury trials in 2008, down from…

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