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Nottinghamshire County Council

Personal injury: duty of care

23 February 2015By Malcolm Johnson

Non-delegable duty of care for local authorities in foster care – a tale of two judgments.

Theresa May

Students and net migration

16 February 2015By Laura Devine

Ostracising foreign students would only confirm that the UK is ‘closed for business’.

Ryanair website

Protection for unprotected databases

9 February 2015By Jim McDonnell

The owner of a database may be able to rely on broader rights if they have no IP rights.

Lesley King

Probate: proprietary estoppel

9 February 2015By Lesley King

What must a claimant show if a case of proprietary estoppel is to succeed?

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Right to vote

19 February 2015

Prisoners complained that they were prevented from voting in elections, relying on article 3 of the first protocol to the European Convention on Human Rights. The European Court of Human Rights, in allowing the application, held that there had been a violation of article 3, given that the impugned legislation remained unamended after the court’s decision in Greens v United Kingdom [2010].

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G-Star store

Intellectual property

19 February 2015

G-Star brought proceedings against the defendants, alleging that they had been involved in alleged infringement in the UK unregistered design rights in the design of a pair of jeans.

Lord Justice Richards

Mental capacity

5 February 2015

The defendant disputed the costs that related to the period when the claimant had been acting through a deputy appointed on her behalf.

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High Court

Mishcon defeats breach of duty claims

4 February 2015By

High Court exonerates City firm over money transferred on instructions of client.

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LSB offices, One Kemble Street

Super-regulator targets ‘unnecessary’ in-house rules

27 February 2015By Gazette reporter

LSB calls on regulators either to justify restrictions on in-house lawyers or get rid of them. 


Barrister disbarred for practising without valid PC

23 February 2015By

Jonathan Oultram practised as a barrister from March 2013 to January 2014 despite not being properly authorised to do so.

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Rachel rothwell

Why is morale so low among judges?

27 February 2015By

Judges’ problems go way beyond cuts to their pensions.


Money talks on LASPO exemption

27 February 2015By

The government is willing to listen to reasoned arguments – it just depends who’s making them.

Eduardo Reyes

Summit: agreed themes divide the speakers

25 February 2015By

Speakers at the opening session had different ideas about the meaning of simple words.

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Law Society entrance

Society hits out at new EU rules for mortgages

2 February 2015By

The Treasury has been tasked with implementing the EU mortgage credit directive by March 2016.

Rolls Building

Judge rejects negligence ‘cover-up’ claim

19 January 2015By

High Court describes as ‘wishful thinking’ allegations that Yorkshire firm removed or destroyed key documents.

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London Stock Exchange

Claims giant targets insurer-led ABS with £25m war chest

26 February 2015By

Company that bought NewLaw last year has further expansion plans.

Boris Johnson

Summit: Boris Johnson leaves them wanting more

25 February 2015By

‘A lawyer-driven ecstasy of namby-pambyness.’ Mayor of London justifies his headline billing by remaining entirely in character. 

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