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Cardiff Crown Court

Court on camera: Ian Watkins appeal

25 July 2014

Court of Appeal judges sitting at Cardiff Crown Court have dismissed an attempt by Ian Watkins, former singer with the Lostprophets, to reduce his 35-year sentence for child sex offences.


The rise of the specialist: part two

22 July 2014By Sophie Khan

A range of new laws - such as flexible-working provisions, legal aid reforms and the heroism bill - will further boost the emergence of specialist practitioners.

Lord Dyson

Mitchell: may we relieve ourselves now?

22 July 2014By Rob Parness

The Court of Appeal’s updated guidance on non-compliance seeks to restore sanity. But only time will tell if it does.

Man/student in library

Legal education: after hours

21 July 2014By Grania Langdon-Down

Will plans for a new CPD regime lead to a dilution of professional development for solicitors?

Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre

Care in custody failings

21 July 2014By Jocelyn Cockburn, Lucy Cadd

The death of Brian Dalrymple highlights care shortcomings.

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Kenneth Clarke

HRA: thinking the ‘unthinkable’

21 July 2014

Reshuffle reveals level of scheming against human rights.


Brand at a premium

14 July 2014

With PII, it is in no one’s interest to go shopping as the prices and goods are changed.


Wonga: letters of the law

7 July 2014

The token compensation Wonga must pay is wholly inadequate.


The health of the legal system

30 June 2014

Trials highlight problems of funding and representation.


Computer update

23 June 2014

Solicitors need to learn that using technology effectively is about simplifying life.

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Sir Geoffrey King

From articles to machine guns: a solicitor's Great War

25 July 2014

Geoffrey (later Sir Geoffrey) King, was a distinguished solicitor and civil servant. But his time an articled clerk was interrupted by war. Many years later, he told the story.

Catherine Baksi

​Call time on the law officers and lord chancellor

25 July 2014By

If the positions have become ceremonial and are not held by senior lawyers, is it time to abolish them?

Melissa Davis

The perfect match?

24 July 2014By Melissa Davis

The legal world could embrace the ‘specific formula’ approach encouraged by a revolutionary dating app.


The heroism bill is Grayling’s finest hour

23 July 2014By

A bill which creates a problem and offers no solution. What a waste of time.

Rachel rothwell

Budgeting: some common assumptions

22 July 2014By

Lawyers are developing a flair for the art of budgeting.

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