• The Law Jobs Pay Packets in London

    The US law firms in London are outpacing their Magic Circle counterparts when it comes to law jobs' pay, according to current research. A new survey shows that US firms operating in London offer higher pay packets than their UK counterparts andthe result is they are stealing more top, legal talent. The junior law market is being swayed by richer US firms - the top ...

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  • Five Years' Jail for Oscar Pistorius

    Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years' prison for the Valentines Day killing of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The sentence was passed by Judge Thokozile Masipa, who spoke of the paraolympian's "gross negligence" in his use of the gun that killed his girlfriend and she also sentenced Pistorius to three years suspended imprisonment for discharging a firearm in public.  The second term will ...

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  • Court of Appeal Permit Hollywood Studios Access to Dotcom Assets

    The Court of Appeal has rejected Kim Dotcom's attempt to conceal from Hollywood studios his unfrozen assets. The studios are suing the entrepreneur for alleged copyright infringement, but the Court has today issued a judgment declining his appeal and withholding an affidavit that provides the studios - including Twentieth Century Fox, Disney, Warners, Paramount and University - from seeing the affidavit that outlines his assets ...

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  • Beating Stress. Does it Need a Law Change?

    Can the law beat stress?  Can there really be a world where  stressful after-work calls, emails and texts were rendered illegal.  It's an idea that is already taking hold in countries like Germany, Belgium and via an email-banning agreement reached in France. Many officials, including the German Employment Minister, believe smartphones and email are creating a dangerous culture where employees are constantly on ...

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