Jul 26 '17
Welcome back to our monthly Legal Wrap. Here you can find the latest news in the legal industry alongside up-to-date marketing advice and our favourite free marketing tool of the month. In this edition we cover the BBC gender pay gap, what Brexit is costing Britain and why ‘catfishing’ should be a crime. We’ve also got some handy tips on legal marketing and another freebie, so read on…
It has emerged that the BBC’s top-paid male star raked in more than four times the salary of the highest-earning woman. Elephant client Menzies Law, a specialist in pay equality, was quoted in The Sun and The London Evening Standard this week commenting on equal pay in the BBC, following top stars salaries being revealed.
The Bar Council has called for a ‘shared tribunal’ to hear grievances of EU citizens living in the UK after Brexit, and has warned people risk losing out if the government insists on breaking away from the Court of Justice of the European Union.
DExEU, the government department for exiting the European Union has spent £3.7m in legal costs since it was set up last summer, the most significant area of expenditure for DExEU after overall staff costs of £14m. A government report published on 19 July revealed that DExEU cost taxpayers £1.2m in legal fees for the cases brought against the government, including that on triggering of Article 50, which formally started the UK’s withdrawal process from the European Union (EU).
A Stockport Labour MP has called to make ‘catfishing’ – the growing phenomenon of stealing a person’s identity to make an online dating profile more attractive – a criminal offence. Last year, the Crown Prosecution Service updated prosecution guidelines for cases involving social media communications, but currently ’catfishing’ could fall within one of about six offences.
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