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Nicholas Dobson

No ‘magic bullet’ in consultation

27 April 2015By Nicholas Dobson

If a public authority embarks on a consultation it must do so properly.

Pound sign

Litigation: crowdfunding

27 April 2015By Harry Spendlove

Could crowdfunding become a viable means of financing commercial litigation?

James Munby

Family law: culture clash

27 April 2015By Grania Langdon-Down

As we reach the first anniversary of a ‘cultural revolution’ in family law, the complexities of people’s lives mean the reform process has a long way to go.


More work for media lawyers?

24 April 2015By Dominic Crossley

Media law policy wins few votes, but lawyers should take note of party manifesto pledges - especially those of the Lib Dems.

US Department of Justice

US charges and arrest of UK trader

22 April 2015By Christopher David

The high-profile arrest of a UK futures trader throws a spotlight on the severe sentences available to the US justice department.

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Justice: a question of timing

27 April 2015

Delay can defeat justice – but so can undue haste.

London skyline

Exporting arbitration

20 April 2015

London could be surprisingly vulnerable to upstart rivals.

Lady Justice Hallett

Setting a bench mark

13 April 2015

An appropriately sophisticated approach to making the bench more representative of our society.

Chris Tarrant on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

Who wants to pay new court fees?

30 March 2015

Criminal court charges create an incentive to exit the process.

Family court room

Unhappy families

23 March 2015

Too often judgments in family cases look and feel arbitrary.

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Time for insurers to lose fraud rhetoric

28 April 2015By

All sides should be praised for working together on releasing claimant data – now they each have a new responsibility.

Jonathan Goldsmith

The right to a lawyer

27 April 2015By

A new website - a cross between Uber and Find A Solicitor - is helping suspects in Belgium gain prompt access to a lawyer.

Jonathan Goldsmith

Long live the cab rank

27 April 2015By

Both sides in a case deserve the best representation.

Jeremy robson

CPS faces a stark choice

27 April 2015By Jeremy Robson

More work must be done outside the courtroom if the Crown Prosecution Service is to achieve excellence.

Kate Mackintosh

Supporting witnesses in The Hague

24 April 2015By

Victims appearing before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia can get help from the tribunal’s witness support section.

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