20 Jan 17
Rising demand and court costs blamed for 12.5% hike
Less stringent accounts checks for those approved
Committee to report on feasibility of guaranteed minimum payment
Law firm and COPFS in Scots top five for inclusivity
Society forced to revoke approval following error over criteria
Ruthven Gemmell on presiding over the CCBE
Scot in the European hot seat
Dealing effectively with underperforming partners
When partners fall short
The “gig economy”: who actually is a worker?
Uber: a great gig?
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23 Jan 17
Presented by the Equality & Human Rights Commission
28 Jan 17
Faculty of Advocates fundraising events against people trafficking
Undaunted at the prospect of leading Europe’s lawyers as Brexit starts to take shape, Ruthven Gemmell, President of the CCBE for 2017, tells of the wider challenges he and the organisation face
Processes for dealing with underperforming partners are often the weak spot in a legal firm’s management. This feature discusses the possible risks, and proposes some key steps to minimise these
The Uber case has shown up the difficulties employment law has with many working arrangements in today’s “gig economy”. What are the implications for advisers and for the law?
The impact of Brexit on the internal market for legal services, and why the UK Law Societies are seeking to retain an open market
The likely final gender pay gap regulations will cover larger private and voluntary sector organisations from 5 April 2017. We explain what these employers, and their advisers, will have to implement
The simple procedure is designed to encourage recourse to mediation, but only some courts directly operate such a service. A mediation coordinator explains the possibilities, and possible developments