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Equality

19 August 2016

The Supreme Court refers case of transgender woman refused female state pension to EU court.

Supreme Court

Insurance

11 August 2016

The full judgment as a claimant is ordered to repay most of his PI settlement.

Supreme Court

Legal aid – residence test

27 July 2016

The full judgment from the Supreme Court hearing.

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Legal Ombudsman

LeO: Handbook overhaul will ‘confuse’ clients

23 September 2016By

Complaints-handler joins multiple critics of SRA proposals to reform practising rules.

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.

All Private Client

Legal Ombudsman

LeO: Handbook overhaul will ‘confuse’ clients

23 September 2016By

Complaints-handler joins multiple critics of SRA proposals to reform practising rules.

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SRA will shut law firms over ‘dubious’ investment schemes

22 September 2016By

Firms warned over using banking services through client accounts.

All Regulation and compliance

Dixon cut

Brexit: maintaining cross-border rights

23 September 2016By Catherine Dixon

Cross-border practising rights must be a priority in planning for Brexit.

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Military claims: killing the lawyers?

23 September 2016By

Politicians and the press must stop vilifying lawyers for doing their job and upholding the rule of law. 

Leanne maund

SRA 'jumping the gun'?

20 September 2016

New vision for regulation should worry junior lawyers, says JLD chair Leanne Maund.

All opinion

Michael Ward

Gateley returns to acquisition trail

19 September 2016By

Birmingham property consultancy is second purchase since pioneering law firm went public.

All Property

Russell Atkinson

NAHL profits rise as it expands beyond mass PI market

21 September 2016By

Share price value increases by 3% following the announcement.

Car crash

Insurers will be ‘reluctant’ to pass on whiplash savings – Fitch

19 September 2016By

Ratings agency says industry will want to see evidence of lower claims costs before cutting premiums.

All Personal injury