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Lawyers want whoever gets the keys to 10 Downing Street to boost the global competitiveness of the country's legal sector. (David Cliff/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Lawyers Set Out Wishlist For Next UK Government

Both the main political parties offered ideas for tackling the mounting backlog in the country's courts as they set out their manifestos for the general election, but lawyers in England and Wales have a few more items on their wishlist for the incoming government.

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Coinbase Loses Bid For EU Trademark Resembling Letter 'C'

Cryptocurrency exchange platform Coinbase failed to persuade a European court to upend an intellectual property office ruling that rejected its figurative trademark for a shape resembling the letter "C" as the court backed the ruling that the application lacked distinctive character.

Barrister Sanctioned Over Fight At The Opera

A barrister was sanctioned by a disciplinary board on Wednesday for getting into a fistfight at an opera as the panel found that he had behaved in a way that is likely to diminish public trust in the legal profession.

Train Operator Denies Hiding Cheaper Fares From Passengers

A rail operator told a class action trial in London on Wednesday that allegations by rail passengers that it had concealed the existence of cheaper tickets from customers are not backed up by any evidence.

Train Operators' Boundary-Fare Class Action Trial Opens

At a class action trial in London on Tuesday, rail passengers accused English rail operators of abusing their dominant market position by failing to sell cheaper tickets to some customers and forcing them to pay up to double the price for their journey.

Insurers Appeal COVID ExCeL Biz Insurance Test Case Ruling

Insurers launched an appeal on Tuesday to overturn a landmark test case ruling that would provide cover for COVID-19 lockdowns for thousands of companies with "at-the-premises" business interruption wording in their policies.

Judges Fight For Higher Pay When Acting In Senior Roles

A group of judges told the Employment Tribunal on Tuesday that they are being unfairly underpaid, arguing that when they occasionally act in more senior roles they should be paid the same as the judges in those higher positions.

Hargreaves Lansdown Backs £5.4B CVC, Abu Dhabi Bid

The board of Hargreaves Lansdown PLC said Tuesday that it would be willing to recommend to its shareholders a sweetened £5.4 billion ($6.9 billion) takeover offer from a consortium of private equity companies, including CVC and the sovereign wealth fund of Abu Dhabi.

Ex-Footballer To Pay TV Presenter £110K To Settle Slur Claim

Television presenter Jeremy Vine has partly won his libel claim against former professional footballer Joey Barton over online posts that labeled him a "bike nonce" after Barton said in a public apology on Tuesday that he had agreed to pay £75,000 ($95,200) in damages.

Serco Settles Landmark Shareholder Dispute Mid-Trial

Serco settled a landmark shareholders' claim on Tuesday with investors who sued the outsourcing giant for compensation over an overbilling scandal that caused its share price to nosedive.

Solicitor Accuses MI5 Of Breaching Her Rights With Spy Alert

A solicitor and her son argued in a London tribunal Monday that the U.K. Security Service had unfairly labeled her as a spy for China, saying the security service had unlawfully and unfairly acted against her, breaching her human rights.

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