No 10 faces legal challenge over ministerial code rewrite – The Guardian


The Guardian
No 10 faces legal challenge over ministerial code rewrite
The Guardian
Paul Jenkins, the former head of the government legal service, accused No 10 of a “contempt for international law” in a strongly worded letter to the Guardian about the change . Jenkins wrote: “It is disingenuous of the Cabinet Office to dismiss the

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Alt.legal: The $21BN Contract Lawyer Marketplace is Up For Grabs, ‘Hire An Esquire’ Plans to Catch It – Above the Law


Above the Law
Alt.legal: The $21BN Contract Lawyer Marketplace is Up For Grabs, 'Hire An Esquire' Plans to Catch It
Above the Law
Pretty alt.legal to me. Hire an Esquire's goals aren't just to make a quick buck on this huge market (that too), but are genuinely noble: to make the temporary legal market more transparent, liquid, and fair to both buyers (law firms and corporate

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Deutsche Bank Prepares to Tackle Legal, Law Enforcement Troubles – The MReport


The MReport
Deutsche Bank Prepares to Tackle Legal, Law Enforcement Troubles
The MReport
Now, the bank is ready to resolve its legal and law enforcement problems that have occurred all over the world since the close of the financial crisis. As of today, the bank has paid over $9.3 billion in fines and legal settlements since 2008

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Has the Legal Services Deck Been Reshuffled? – Bloomberg Big Law Business


Bloomberg Big Law Business
Has the Legal Services Deck Been Reshuffled?
Bloomberg Big Law Business
Is that what we are seeing with legal delivery: a reshuffling of the deck? For decades, the game has been played without a remix. Law firms have dealt the same hand. No reshuffle. And their corporate clients rarely groused the deck was stacked. The
State of Law Firm Marketing and Business Development Today – Addressing Ongoing Challenges with Steven Petrie of The National Law Review
Corporate law firm rates up despite weakening demandThe Global Legal Post

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Jian Ghomeshi trial reveals old ways of Canada’s legal system, law prof says – CBC.ca


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Jian Ghomeshi trial reveals old ways of Canada's legal system, law prof says
CBC.ca
Constance Backhouse, who teaches law at the University of Ottawa and is the author of Carnal Crimes: Sexual Assault Law in Canada 1900-1975, told CBC News the Ghomeshi trial has highlighted remnants of a legal system dating back to the 19th century …

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DOJ Threatens Legal Action Against Ferguson Over Policing Agreement – Wall Street Journal (blog)


Wall Street Journal (blog)
DOJ Threatens Legal Action Against Ferguson Over Policing Agreement
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Amid a federal probe of Ferguson's law-enforcement practices in the wake of the Michael Brown shooting, city leaders and the Justice Department last month announced a tentative deal that would put an end to DOJ's investigation. Ferguson would agree to …
Justice Department threatens legal action against FergusonUSA TODAY

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Ottawa should remind people that legal pot will mean more law, not less – The Globe and Mail


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Ottawa should remind people that legal pot will mean more law, not less
The Globe and Mail
Canada's laws have been evolving rapidly since 2000, when the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled that marijuana must be available to people who need it for medical purposes. Today, it is legal for people with a medical prescription to order pot from

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Amended Mines Law a ‘step in right direction’: legal firm – Frontier Myanmar


Frontier Myanmar
Amended Mines Law a 'step in right direction': legal firm
Frontier Myanmar
Amendments to the Mines Law represent progress over previous legislation but fail to deliver the legal changes required by foreign mining companies, says an analysis by law firm Charltons. The amendments bring Myanmar law closer to, but not completely …

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Proposed law would allow for legal drop-off of illegal drugs – wwlp.com


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Proposed law would allow for legal drop-off of illegal drugs
wwlp.com
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A new proposal would allow addicts to drop off unwanted drugs at police departments in exchange for treatment options. The bill is inspired by a program Gloucester Police started last year. Addicts there can drop off their …

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How Has Legal Marketing Changed Since the 1980s? – The National Law Review

How Has Legal Marketing Changed Since the 1980s?
The National Law Review
If we could ask those in the 1980s about how law firms and the legal industry would change 30-plus years from now, what would they tell us? For a blast from the past, below are actual forward-thinking law firm marketing and business development tips

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