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David Cameron

Dealing with jargon

29 July 2014By Paul Smethurst

Industry-specific buzzwords and acronyms can complicate cases for solicitors. Asking the right questions is paramount.

Justice Moore-Bick

Dispute resolution: use of tiered clauses

28 July 2014By Vasanti Selvaratnam QC, Sherina Petit, Andrew Sheftel

A recent decision provides support for the validity of so-called escalation clauses.

Regent Street

Commercial property: competition and use

28 July 2014By Suzanne Gill

What is the impact on lawyers of recent cases following changes to the 1998 Competition Act?

Personal injury claims

Fraud in PI law claims

28 July 2014By Tom Jones

The Law Commission’s retreat on fraud in personal injury is welcome, but raises troubling questions.

IT roundtable

Roundtable: the IT crowd

28 July 2014By Joanna Goodman

Law firms are embracing cutting-edge technology to improve efficiency and provide services that meet client expectations.

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Houses of Parliament

Legal aid at 65

28 July 2014

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

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.

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Pulling punches on usual suspects

31 July 2014By

The National Theatre’s production Great Britain misses its target.  

Michael Cross

Passports, please: diplomatically declaring war

30 July 2014By

Are we commemorating the centenary of something that never formally occurred?

Jonathan Goldsmith

Happy 65th birthday, legal aid

29 July 2014By

Plans to cut legal aid in other European states echo reforms in the UK. But protests abound.

Eduardo Reyes

Why guideline rates reform was doomed

28 July 2014By

Lord Dyson shows zero tolerance for far-reaching reform based on poor evidence gathered with insufficient funding.

Stephen Whitehead

Court reforms are urgent

28 July 2014By Stephen Whitehead

An innovative drug and alcohol project shows the courts need a bigger role in tackling social problems.

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