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Alexander Litvinenko

Litvinenko post-mortem ‘one of Western world’s most dangerous ever’

30 January 2015

The poisoning of former Russian intelligence agent Alexander Litvinenko in London was an “act of nuclear terrorism on the streets of a major city”, a public inquiry hears at the Royal Courts of Justice.  Watch the broadcast, in association with Sky News.

David Wootton

Good commercial law makes good societies

27 January 2015By Sir David Wootton

None of the developments of the last millennium work without certainty of contract, property law, and clear redress to back any partnership, loan or enterprise.

Mr Justice Popplewell

Exception to the privilege rule

26 January 2015By William Irwin

The iniquity exception to privilege can prove useful in a variety of litigation contexts.

Andrew Newbury

Spousal maintenance

26 January 2015By Andrew Newbury

Disputes related to this are often the main bar to divorcing couples resolving financial disagreements. Recent comprehensive guidance aims to help.

Police CCTV

Criminal defence: the defiant ones

26 January 2015By Grania Langdon-Down

Criminal defence specialists are hurting and career prospects are bleak. But many retain the appetite to fight for a viable future.

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Skype screen

Courts saved by Skype?

26 January 2015

Starting work on some of Leveson’s recommendations for the courts must be a priority.

Dominic Grieve

Lofty ideals laid low

19 January 2015

The way government has set about removing the law’s ‘height advantage’ is depressing.

Inflatable snowman

Window on solicitors’ world

12 January 2015

Firm shopfronts could be put to better use.

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Jonathan Goldsmith

EU-US legal services breakthrough

30 January 2015By

Conference of chief justices offers a way out of the old plot-line.

Monidipa Fouzder

Drone on – with an eye on the law

28 January 2015By

The profession must be alert to the legal questions raised by the use of pilotless aircraft.

Michael Cross

We cannot delete the dirty details

28 January 2015By

The lord chief justice wants to spare us details of horrific crimes. His good intentions are doomed. 


Interventions: the innocent pay, too

27 January 2015By

When a partner misbehaves, everyone around them can be tarnished.  

Jonathan Goldsmith

Endangered lawyers

26 January 2015By

As the legal revolution progresses, the danger is that the weakest and most abused clients will be pushed to the margins.

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