A group of judges told the Employment Tribunal on Tuesday that they are being unfairly underpaid, arguing that when they occasionally act in more senior roles they should be paid the same as the judges in those higher positions.
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Judges Fight For Higher Pay When Acting In Senior Roles

By Lucia Osborne-Crowley

A group of judges told the Employment Tribunal on Tuesday that they are being unfairly underpaid, arguing that when they occasionally act in more senior roles they should be paid the same as the judges in those higher positions.

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Solicitor Who Stalked Ex-Girlfriend Struck Off

By Sophia Dourou

A solicitor convicted of stalking over repeatedly kicking his ex-girlfriend's door and threatening to "sort her out" has been struck off by a tribunal Tuesday.

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Solicitors' Watchdog Insists It 'Makes No Money' From SQE

By Marialuisa Taddia

The Solicitors Regulation Authority is seeking responses from the legal industry on plans to more than double its annual income from the qualifying exam for the profession — but the watchdog insists that it does not make money from the testing.

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LAW FIRMS

Akin Elects US, London Duo To Take Over From Veteran Chair

By Ashish Sareen

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP said on Tuesday that it has elected the partner in charge of its New York office and a corporate specialist in London to jointly lead the firm as its longtime chair prepares to step down next year.

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Freeths Unveils Trusts, Estates And Tax Group In Birmingham

By Ashish Sareen

Freeths LLP said Tuesday that it has recruited a former legal director at Gateley Legal as part of the launch of a new trusts, estates and tax practice in Birmingham as the firm continues to expand across the U.K.

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POLICY & REGULATION

Regulator Reminds Merging Firms To Put Clients First

By Sam Tabahriti

The regulator for solicitors in England and Wales on Tuesday issued a new warning notice, reminding law firms that their clients' interests must be the top priority during legal industry mergers and acquisitions.

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PEOPLE

Fieldfisher Hires Linklaters RE Pro To Open Brussels Practice

By Ashish Sareen

Fieldfisher LLP has hired a real estate specialist from Linklaters LLP to launch a new practice in Belgium as it ramps up its services to clients in transactional matters and litigation.

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