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Nicholas Dobson

Challenges to ‘austerity’ cuts

23 November 2015By Dr Nicholas Dobson

Lincolnshire County Council has recently undergone two legal challenges to its proposals for redesigning its library service in the light of ‘increasing budgetary constraints’.


‘Refugees’, ‘migrants’ and the Brexit vote

16 November 2015By Laura Devine

Popular familiarity does not necessarily reflect an equally robust understanding.


Refusing to participate in proceedings

9 November 2015By Masood Ahmed

Participation in arbitral proceedings.

Eric pickles

Localism bill does not rule out bias

2 November 2015By Nicholas Dobson

Apparent bias remains a serious risk to local government decisions, as some recent judgments show.

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Jackson LJ

Donatio mortis causa

23 November 2015By Lesley King

King v Chiltern Dog Rescue and Redwings Horse Sanctuary [2015] EWCA Civ 581

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Liam gallagher


21 October 2015

The Family Division ruled in proceedings concerning the reporting of the financial details of Liam Gallagher’s divorce from Nicole Appleton.

Banksy art buff

Landlord and tenant

19 October 2015

The Chancery Division held that the claimant was entitled to summary judgment on its claim against Dreamland for delivery up of a mural, attributed to Banksy, which had been removed by Dreamland from the building of which it was the tenant.

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Royal Courts of Justice

Legal profession welcomes unbundling decision

23 November 2015By

Court of Appeal ruled that solicitors may offer ‘unbundled’ services without being held liable for matters beyond those in their client retainer.

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Partners fined for ‘crass’ sexual emails about female colleague

27 November 2015By

Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal says trio ‘should have known better’.

SRA London

SRA promises new era of simplified regulation

26 November 2015By

Regulator promises ‘an end to the long and unwieldy handbook’.

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Rachel rothwell

Dangers of out-of-touch law

25 November 2015By

Judges should heed LCJ's warning that law may ‘ossify’ if arbitration replaces the courts.


ABS failures show law is no easy ride

23 November 2015By

Pioneers thought they had a game-changer, but this profession is a tough nut to crack.

Jonathan Goldsmith

Greetings from a failed state

23 November 2015By

As I cower in my house, now is a good time to talk about the balance between liberty and security. 

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External view of Land Registry HQ Croydon

Land Registry privatisation back on – reports

18 November 2015By Gazette reporter

A £1bn-plus sale of Land Registry was shelved last year but chancellor George Osborne is understood to have revived the plan.


SDT strikes off solicitor who misled High Court

17 November 2015By

Marie-Garrard Newton admitted giving untrue oral evidence at the trial of a High Court action.

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Whiplash claims: rear-ending

26 November 2015

Who was really to blame for the chancellor’s surprise assault on PI firms?

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Parabis fire sale: private consortium in exclusive deal

11 November 2015By

But top-50 firm Keoghs says it will not be acquiring parts of the Parabis business. 

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