A quick look at key stories – without comment. I shall be doing some commentary on current issues later in the day.
CoL slammed for refusal to repay non-starter fees
The Lawyer: The College of Law (CoL) has entered into a major spat with several of Kaplan Law School’s LPC clients after refusing to refund thousands of pounds of course fees to the firms’ future trainees.
The dispute with Bird & Bird, Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW), Nabarro and Trowers & Hamlins arose after the firms, all of which send their future trainees to Kaplan, offered training contracts to students who had already paid their first instalments to CoL, which in many cases amounted to £5,890.
Law firms – got yourselves covered for PI insurance? – if not then you may well want to have a look at this….
I did a podcast with Oliver Wharmby of specialists Priest & Co recently – a useful source of information and advice. They are PI specialists and able to accommodate risks that have still yet to secure a deal with any qualifying insurer.
Coulson may be perjury trial witness
The prime minister’s communications chief, Andy Coulson, could be called as a witness in the trial of Scottish politician Tommy Sheridan for perjury.
According to the Sunday Herald, Coulson gave a statement to Sheridan’s legal team earlier this month.
The case dates back to 2004 when Coulson was editor of the News of the World. The paper ran a story claiming that Sheridan had cheated on his wife with a former prostitute.
Government policy on torture could break law
Guardian: Equality and Human Rights Commission writes to Cameron expressing concerns about newly published guidance
The Bundle: litigious students and lawyers on Twitter
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