Paralegal banned after under-settling claim without authority

A paralegal who took it upon himself to under-settle a personal injury claim has been barred from the profession. Vijay Parekh, formerly with Coventry...

Release inmates or face jail pandemic, say prison governors

Prisoners should be released in order to prevent UK jails being overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic, the head of the Prison Governors Association...

UK cooperation with US over two alleged Isis killers ruled unlawful

The government’s decision to cooperate with US authorities over the prosecution of two alleged Islamic State executioners without assurances that they would not...

LAA working 'as rapidly as possible' to pay legal aid firms

The Legal Aid Agency says it is working as fast as it can to process bills and payments to help cash-strapped firms during...

Buckland: Critics ‘too harsh’ as MoJ strives to keep courts open

Justice secretary Robert Buckland QC has reiterated that courts must stay open during the ongoing coronavirus crisis – and hit back at critics...

Gender pay gap narrows at Irwin Mitchell

National firm Irwin Mitchell has reported a shrinking gender pay gap, albeit female staff are still paid 10.3% less than male staff, on...

Coronavirus: Insurers and claimants agree protocol for disputes

Claimant lawyers and insurers have struck an unprecedented pact to lay down their arms on civil disputes during the coronavirus lockdown. The Gazette understands...

Former child bride wrongfully accused of murdering husband sues in Pakistan

A child bride who spent 19 years in prison for a murder she did not commit is to sue the Pakistan authorities in...

China set to to indict Australian academic Yang Henjun on espionage charges

China is preparing to formally indict Australian academic Dr Yang Hengjun with espionage, a charge that potentially carries the death penalty, as concerns...

Urgent action needed as spike in porn site traffic raises abuse fears, say MPs

MPs and campaigners are calling for urgent action to stop videos of rape, revenge porn and child abuse being posted on Pornhub as...