University tutor wins £60,000 libel damages from Mail and Standard – The Guardian

Posted June 25th, 2012 in damages, defamation, demonstrations, media, news by sally

“A university tutor has won £60,000 in libel damages from the Daily Mail and London Evening Standard over stories alleging he was involved in violence at a demonstration against education cuts.”

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The Guardian, 22nd June 2012


Former prisons inspector condemns probation service reform plans – The Guardian

Posted June 25th, 2012 in bills, competition, consultations, news, probation by sally

“Lord Ramsbotham, a former prisons inspector, has condemned government plans to overhaul the probation service and promised to lead a rebellion of peers and politicians unless they are rewritten.”

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The Guardian, 24th June 2012


Lawyers seizing lion’s share of payouts in NHS negligence cases – Daily Telegraph

“Lawyers who sue the NHS in medical negligence cases are earning from the state up to 30 times the amount their clients win in damages, it can be disclosed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 25th June 2012


Badger cull ‘not legal or scientific’, high court will hear – The Guardian

Posted June 25th, 2012 in animals, environmental protection, evidence, judicial review, lobbying, news by sally

“The bitter battle over the government’s plan to kill thousands of badgers reaches the high court on Monday, when the Badger Trust will tell a judicial review that the action is neither legal nor scientifically justified.”

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The Guardian, 25th June 2012


Legal Assistant Vacancy

Posted June 25th, 2012 in by sally

A Legal Assistant is required for a six-month period, to support the practice of a leading QC specialising in catastrophic personal injury, employment and general common law with an international bias. This is a prestigious position with the chance to assist with high calibre legal work and receive one-to-one training from a leading QC. A number of previous Legal Assistants have gone on to obtain pupillage at other chambers.

For the full job description and details of how to apply click here.

The deadline for applications is July 20th 2012.