The Law Business: 9th to 15th September

Welcome to the year's 36th edition of the weekly 'Law Business' column brought to you by the SundayLawReview team. 

This week, the Ministry of Justice unveiled new protections for libel victims. The proposal include claimants having to pay only their own lawyer's fees even in the event of losing the case. Currently, losing claimants have to pay the winning side's legal fees, which could amount to large sums when the corporate might of media empires are involved. The measure is largely in response to the issues raised by the Leveson Report. With this and more, as ever, the purpose of this column is to take a serious look at what happened in the business of law within UK as reported by online legal publications throughout last week.

The most interesting articles on developments, compliance, business of law within UK or as well as international developments of interest to UK law firms and legal practioners: 
Interviews, features and obituaries of Lawyers: 

  • In-house interview: Leo Dezoysa, legal boss at company holding rights to Agatha Christie’s works | The Lawyer 
  • In-house interview: Adding value - Ernst & Young GC for UK & Ireland, Lisa Cameron | The Lawyer
  • Dame Juliet Wheldon obituary: Dynamic Treasury solicitor who went on to become the Bank of England's legal adviser

Interesting articles on the study of law, legal training, pupillage, associates, legal academia & law students: 

Articles of the week:

The UK and international articles of the week are pieces selected by @TheLawMap tweeting team based on recommendations from friends and followers of daily law news blog.

Lawyers, Law Firms, Chambers & ABS in the news this week: 
Friday 13th September
Thursday 12th September
Wednesday 11th September
Tuesday 10th September
Monday 9th September


We would like to thank all the publications cited in this week's column. Please notify via @TheLawMap Twitter handle of any errors or omissions.


TheLawMap Publications at a glance: - Daily Law News Archive - Weekly Law Business News Blog
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MetaLawIndex - Informal Blog chronicling life behind the scene at LawNewsIndex & Twitter