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Supreme Court

Legal aid – residence test

27 July 2016

The full judgment from the recent Supreme Court hearing.

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James Carter

Profits surge at Speechlys, flat at Trowers

27 July 2016By Gazette newsdesk

Net profit soars by a fifth at firm created by the merger of private client outfits.

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Petty france

PI claims sector shrinks as income drops by a third

26 July 2016By

Regulator’s annual report shows number of claims management companies halving in five years. 

SRA

SRA raises concerns over solicitors’ independence

26 July 2016By

Risk outlook highlights fear that firms in PI and corporate sectors may be compromising their integrity.

All Regulation and compliance

Jonathan Goldsmith

Collaborative platforms and Brexit – clarity needed

26 July 2016By

Brexit has muddied the waters when it comes to responding to guidelines on the sharing economy.

Jonathan Goldsmith

Undermining the UK legal system?

25 July 2016By

Germany, France and others will use Brexit to undermine the elite status of our legal system.

Dangerous driving plea

25 July 2016By Mark Holland

Unless we act together, more families will continue to suffer injustice.

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Brian may

Proportionality hits Brian May’s costs claim in neighbour dispute

17 June 2016By

A costs claim brought by the musician against developer Wavell Group Limited is limited to 20% of the amount sought.

Housesalesigns

Open thread: how would you reform the homebuying system?

8 June 2016

With the government set to review the process, how would you shake up the system?

All Property

Scourt

‘Fraud unravels all’: landmark Supreme Court ruling

27 July 2016By

Insurers can break open a settlement agreement in PI cases, highest court rules.

Laptop

Doctors threatened with sanctions over slow MedCo reports

26 July 2016By

New deadline set to stop medical experts taking too long to submit diagnoses.

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