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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.

Brussels

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.

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Cornwall's candour bodes ill

8 September 2014

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

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Untold stories of lawyers

1 September 2014

The plight of harassed lawyers seems to be growing worse.

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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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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.

Melissa Davis

Don’t fall behind in Latin America

12 September 2014By Melissa Davis

Too often UK law firms leave Latin American work to Spanish and US firms – they should be more confident.

Jonathanrayner

Dealing with the incompetent

12 September 2014By

Did downsizing during the recession leave many firms short of competent lawyers?

Catherine Baksi

Courts, TV and Twitter – the perfect combination?

11 September 2014By

Electronic media will change courtroom behaviour, but not necessarily in the way most people assume. 

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