The declaration includes a pledge not to prosecute peaceful climate protesters
More than 120 lawyers have signed a declaration of conscience to stop representing fossil fuel interests, which includes a pledge to refrain from prosecuting those who protest peacefully for action on climate change. The 18 English barristers, who are among those that have signed the declaration, will now self-refer to the Bar Standards Board for contravening the ‘cab rank’ rule, which mandates that a barrister must represent anyone who approaches them in cases that they are qualified for, provided they are available to do so.
Angela Jack dissects the recent ruling in Lidl Great Britain Ltd & others v Tesco Stores Limited & others  EWHC 873 (Ch)
Billions of pounds in NHS damages claims could have been avoided had recommendations from past reviews been followed by action, argues Kerstin Scheel
Laurence Howland explores the mechanisms of Chinese underground banking and the red flags
Chris Marston explores the ways in which law firms can establish a powerful collaborative culture
The Solicitors Journal spoke to James Fulforth, Kingsley Napley’s newly appointed Senior Partner, about his experiences in the law, his thoughts on the UK’s tech sector and what he hopes to achieve in his new role
Sophie Cameron takes a look at the news in the April Foreword