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Rights to information in the police station

24 November 2014By Anthony Edwards

Recent changes to the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 will be welcomed by solicitors giving advice to clients before interview.


Defining holiday pay

24 November 2014By Darren Clayton

Clearing up the high-profile EAT judgment on overtime pay – and where Nigel Farage fits into it all.

Mr Justice Ramsey

Civil procedure: conduct and costs

17 November 2014By Masood Ahmed

The significance of alternative dispute resolution and offers to settle under Civil Procedure Rule 44.2.

BBC New Broadcasting House

‘Fake sheikh’ Panorama injunction bid

13 November 2014By Dominic Crossley

Mazher Mahmood’s failed bid to stop the broadcast of a Panorama show revealing his current appearance brings into focus competing articles of the European Convention on Human Rights.

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Mr Justice Mostyn

Costs (family)

20 November 2014

In financial proceedings the Family Division imposed a costs penalty on the husband. The judge commented on the scale of the costs incurred by the parties, which he described as ‘totally disproportionate’.

Maryam Rajavi


19 November 2014

Maryam Rajavi, the exiled Iranian politician, appeals against the home secretary’s decision to ban her from entering the UK on the ground that her presence would not be conducive to the public good.

European Court of Human Rights

Human rights

7 November 2014

The ‘Naked Rambler’ issued proceedings concerning his arrests, prosecutions, convictions and sentences of imprisonment, invoking, in particular, articles 8 and 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

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Alexis Graham

Partner hire: Maclay Murray & Spens

12 November 2014

Alexis Graham joins private client and charities department in Glasgow.

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Nicholas Lavender

Bar chief says no to ‘super-quango’ regulator

24 November 2014By

Lavender attacks plans for ‘one-size fits all’ regulator for the profession. 


SRA interventions

24 November 2014

The latest interventions made by the regulator.

All Regulation and compliance


Contempt of court laws are dated

24 November 2014By

It’s time to update contempt of court laws in the digital age – but I can’t sympathise with Rebekah Brooks.

Big opportunity for small firms

24 November 2014By Gordon Turner

Aspiring solicitors could fulfil their training requirements through a database of practitioners with the necessary specialist disciplines.

Lawyers: hidden meaning

24 November 2014By Daniel Sproull

What does a recent SRA job advert actually mean?

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Supreme Court

Judgment casts spotlight on ‘sale and rent back’

24 October 2014By

Scheme ‘could not have worked’ if solicitors had ‘complied with their professional obligations’.

All Property

Lord Hunt of Wirral

Sarah bill: peer withdraws whiplash curb amendment

20 November 2014By

Measure in Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill would have abolished damages payments for less-serious claims.

Royal Courts of Justice

Insurer in line of fire over client capture

17 November 2014By

Gavin Edmondson Solicitors is preparing for a court showdown with an insurer that went behind its back to settle claims.

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Simon Hughes

LiPs: a radical solution

18 November 2014

An inquisitorial approach could be adopted in small claims, improving the speed and efficiency of these cases, as more litigants in person come to court.

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