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Richard Fox

ACAS statistics for Early Conciliation: 6 months on

28 November 2014By Richard Fox

Whisper it quietly but Acas Early Conciliation (“EC”) does seem to be settling down well and may yet prove the critics wrong. That is what Acas wants us to believe, but are they right?

Police station lamp, Muswell Hill, London

Rights to information in the police station

24 November 2014By Anthony Edwards

Recent changes to the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 will be welcomed by solicitors giving advice to clients before interview.


Defining holiday pay

24 November 2014By Darren Clayton

Clearing up the high-profile EAT judgment on overtime pay – and where Nigel Farage fits into it all.

Lord Justice Briggs

Mediation: peace at any price?

24 November 2014By

The courts are ready and willing to penalise commercial parties that refuse genuine offers of mediation. Is mediation finally coming of age?

Data Page November 2014

Data page – November 2014

20 November 2014

The latest data page figures, compiled by Moneyfacts, are now available.

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London City

Gainfully employed

17 November 2014

In-house lawyers are adept at managing structural change.

Elisabeth Davies

Friends in high places

10 November 2014

If you can’t afford a lawyer, you must accept a lesser duty of care.


There is no substitute for legal welfare

3 November 2014

Pro bono cannot replace legal aid.

US Department of Justice

Getting tough on bribery

27 October 2014

The US sees honest conduct as ‘pro-business’.

Old Bailey

Is the ‘rule of law’ oversold?

20 October 2014

Are we not wrong to conflate compliance with high ethical standards?

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Monidipa Fouzder

Let’s not kill all the lawyers

28 November 2014By

Lawyers must tackle stereotypes about the profession head on – and Malaysia’s lawyers show how.


SRA needs to gain trust of small firms

27 November 2014By

Warm words are great, but it will take time to win round solicitors.

David Pickup

Tinker, tailor, soldier... solicitor

26 November 2014By David Pickup

Students can benefit from a carefully planned career path. But what advice is given to them about their studies?

Rachel rothwell

Do barristers and mediation mix?

25 November 2014By

Some barristers risk perpetuating adversarial stereotypes. But there is still a place for counsel in the mediation process.


Contempt of court laws are dated

24 November 2014By

It’s time to update contempt of court laws in the digital age – but I can’t sympathise with Rebekah Brooks.

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