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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.

Richard Taylor

Cigarette packaging

19 January 2015By Richard Taylor

Will we pay to stub out the tobacco brands?

Lesley King

Proceed with caution

19 January 2015By Lesley King

Matters to consider in applications to vacate a caution entered against estate assets.

Soho Square, London

Commercial property: dilapidations liability

12 January 2015By Suzanne Gill

How the procedure should be followed when analysing wants of repair.

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Sotheby's

Negligence

29 January 2015

The claimant issued proceedings against Sotheby’s alleging negligence in its investigation of a painting, which is purported to be by Caravaggio.

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Law-Society-HQ

Injunction

23 January 2015

The claimant Law Society applied for an injunction making permanent prohibitions against the defendant, S, to prevent him holding himself out as a solicitor or becoming involved with legal work.

NatWest

Costs

8 January 2015

The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, allowed an appeal by the Jimmy Savile Charitable Trust (the trust) against certain orders for costs made during the course of proceedings in respect of the administration of the estate of Jimmy Savile. Its appeal against various other orders was dismissed.

All law reports

Cleaner

Cleaner banned from working in law firms

30 January 2015By

Solicitors Regulation Authority issued ‘control of non-qualified staff (section 43)’ decision.

SRA sign inside The Cube

SRA secures injunction against fraudster ex-solicitor

28 January 2015By

Regulator said it had been concerned about Dixit Shah’s connection with at least one law firm.

All Regulation and compliance

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. 

All opinion

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.

High Court

Judge shaves £100k off ‘disproportionate’ costs bill

16 January 2015By

Firm claimed costs on an indemnity basis of more than £200,000, which included charge for 111 partner hours.

All Property

Legal Ombudsman offices

LeO finally takes on CMC complaints

28 January 2015By

‘People should not have their time wasted by the poor services of some claims firms’ – justice minister.

RCJ

CFA retained by client without mental capacity – CoA

27 January 2015By

Lord Justice Richards says appeal is dismissed and that the CFA was not frustrated.

All Personal injury

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David Wootton

Good commercial law makes good societies

27 January 2015

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.

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