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Personal injury claims

PI industry turns to high-volume factory work

27 August 2014By Alan Bacon

The new personal injury industry is likely to foster a volume ‘factory’ approach which may further undermine the reputation of lawyers in this sector.

Data page – August 2014

27 August 2014

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

civil

​Constitutional change and the Civil Proceedings Rules

26 August 2014By Roger Sceats

The lack of a codified British constitution means that substantial constitutional changes can occur without anyone noticing at the time.

Camera

Monkey ‘selfie’ row

20 August 2014By Katie Edwards

How would a UK court respond to a dispute between a photographer and Wikipedia over who owns copyright to an image of a monkey?

Handshake

Lessons of successful business partnering

18 August 2014By Rachel Stow, Dickon Tysoe

Rachel Stow and Dickon Tysoe reflect on the requirements for successful business partnering.

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WW1 signpost

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.

Kenneth Clarke

HRA: thinking the ‘unthinkable’

21 July 2014

Reshuffle reveals level of scheming against human rights.

Insurance

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

Wonga: letters of the law

7 July 2014

The token compensation Wonga must pay is wholly inadequate.

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Catherine Baksi

​Smashing the glass ceiling… in heels

28 August 2014By

A photographic project to inspire women lawyers provides lessons for addressing the gender imbalance in firms.

Jonathan Rayner

What price a life shortened by abuse?

27 August 2014By

The ‘overarching inquiry’ into institutional child abuse will trigger memories of trauma. 

Jonathan Goldsmith

Some unpleasant holiday reading

25 August 2014By

Our tranquil days away from the office are given perspective by the plight of lawyers around the world.

Eduardo Reyes

When planning drives local government

22 August 2014By

It would be a mistake to let planning law drive the shape of London’s local democracy.

johnhyde

Who cares it’s August. Get back to work

21 August 2014By

The legal profession seems stuck in a time warp of long August breaks.

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