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Old Bailey

Private prosecutions

15 September 2014By William Boyce QC, Rachna Gokani

Considering the ‘growth industry’ of private prosecutions and their role in safeguarding justice.

Coal pit

Pre-action disclosure

15 September 2014By Simon Allen

The test to be applied in an application for pre-action disclosure.

Makati. Manila

Philippines: the sun returning

15 September 2014By Katharine Freeland

Law firms are capitalising on an optimistic outlook for the Philippines economy, but the ‘bright star’ of south-east Asia is prone to instability.

Michael Gove

Citizenship education versus ‘British values’

9 September 2014By Andy Thornton

Demands on schools to promote British values could damage the ability of young people to understand a multi-cultural democracy.


European mission

8 September 2014By

Jonathan Rayner meets the Law Society Brussels office, which lobbies hard for solicitors’ interests in Europe.

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Yes/No campaigns in Scotland

Scotland: breaking new ground

15 September 2014

Independence or further devolution would have legal consequences for England and Wales.


Cornwall's candour bodes ill

8 September 2014

Cuts will compromise council’s ‘capacity and resilience’.


Untold stories of lawyers

1 September 2014

The plight of harassed lawyers seems to be growing worse.

WW1 signpost

The 1914-18 war

4 August 2014

Solicitors’ active service shaped views they took back into practice.

Houses of Parliament

Legal aid at 65

28 July 2014

Only the public can move access to justice up the political agenda.

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John Wooldridge

PII – time to take action

16 September 2014By John Wooldridge

There is some respite for solicitors but higher rates mean firms should act sooner rather than later.

Paul rogerson

‘Should we kill all the lawyers?’

15 September 2014By

Rod Liddle hates lawyers. But the media controversialist’s claim that we live in a ‘juristocracy’ is well over the top.

Jonathan Goldsmith

European Lawyers Day

15 September 2014By

The first event of its kind aims to celebrate the rule of law and promote lawyers’ common values.

Joshua Rozenberg

Important changes in law

15 September 2014By Joshua Rozenberg

What were the most important legal developments of the past 30 years?

Steve Broach

Bad parents in authority

15 September 2014By Steve Broach

Councils are flouting the law by failing looked-after children and young people in care.

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