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Nicholas Dobson

Restraint of trade

12 October 2015By Nicholas Dobson

Regulators are under pressure to justify restrictions on municipal entrepreneurialism.


Arresting developments

12 October 2015By Suzanne Gill

Buyers discovering information about development after exchanging contracts.

Sterling notes and coins

Costs and preparing budgets

5 October 2015By Masood Ahmed

A recent case provides clarification on issues parties may face when seeking approval of costs budgets.

Asim Qureshi

Judicial review of decision on Cage funding

1 October 2015By Jade Campbell

Did the Charity Commission overstep its powers when pressuring two charities to make a funding promise?

All legal updates

Mr Justice Green

Data protection

2 September 2015

The Queen’s Bench Division dismissed an application by two Burmese men accused of murdering British citizens in Thailand to view a report compiled by a British police team relating to the Thai investigation.

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Bar Standards Board

BSB plans to relax restrictions on employed barristers

13 October 2015By

Planned changes will allow barristers to contract services through agencies or corporate vehicles.

Adam Sampson

Sampson was sacked – he didn’t resign, says MoJ chief

13 October 2015By

Former chief legal ombudsman denies being dismissed. 

All Regulation and compliance


Court closures contradict PM’s equality rhetoric

13 October 2015By

Courts estate is set to be brutally pared – and the poorest will suffer.

Jonathan Goldsmith

House prices and crime

12 October 2015By

The cumbersome regime imposed on solicitors to tackle money laundering is not working. The evidence is in sky-high house prices.

Surgical operation

BOOK REVIEW: APIL Guide to Clinical Negligence (2nd edition)

12 October 2015By Fiona Mills

An essential guide to the special requirements for clinical negligence claims.

All opinion

UK houses on street

Further ‘Wales-only’ law affects landlords

7 September 2015

The Housing (Wales) Act 2014 places an obligation on all private landlords who have a rental property in Wales to register.

All Property


Costs denied over lack of CFA retainer

7 October 2015By

Firm that took on Barnetts’ personal injury book was not successfully assigned CFA.

Department of Health

Negligence costs cap would hurt most vulnerable, say solicitors

5 October 2015By Gazette newsdesk

Claims of up to £250,000 could be subject to a fee cap under plans being considered by the Department of Heath.

All Personal injury