Leeds law clerk ‘took £1,500’ from her employers

Monday, September 20, 2010

A legal clerk who pocketed £1,500 given to her in fees by a client's father has been barred from the profession.Sheila Davenport, 42, also tried to poach business for her new firm when she was off sick from her original employer, a hearing heard.Davenport had been working for Kaufman and Co, first at offices in Manchester, ...

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Facebook ruined my life

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

An excellent piece on the perils of Facebook appears on the ever excellent family Law Week website, penned by Barrister Byron James of  14 Grays Inn read the article here Related articles by ZemantaHas The Internet Ruined Your Life? Let Tyra Banks Help You! (gawker.com)

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Justice minister Djanogly has private dick problems

Friday, September 10, 2010

Justice Minister Jonathan Djanogly said he acted in a bid to find the source of "malicious" press allegations made about him, but conceded he may have overreacted.He spoke after the Daily Telegraph obtained a copy of the report prepared by Morris Chase International in 2009.Mr. Djanogly is the Minister who is in charge ...

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Golf and divorce

Thursday, September 9, 2010

I play golf and to be honest I am pretty obsessed by the stupid game, so much so that if l can't play I get very grumpy and am a pain in the rear to my loving family. I Find golf the perfect antidote to my fairly stressful life regardless how I play and I am ...

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Lawyer faces being struck off for pretending to be client’s dead wife

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

In what could be a first, an Arizona lawyer may face disciplinary action after an investigation found that she told a client she was channeling ( pretending to be) his dead wife, then lied about it during an unrelated disciplinary proceeding.An Arizona Supreme Court hearing officer recently filed a report on ...

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Court Fees may go up again in 2011

Monday, September 6, 2010

The recent court fee increase in civil and family law cases of 14% may just be the tip of the iceberg as the coalition continue to review court fees in the Public Spending review.The government says the fee increases are based on the rate of inflation since the date of the last increase, which ...

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