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Accountancy firms set for further expansion into legal market

21 July 2016By

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales applies to become an approved regulator of five reserved activities. 

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Cashier jailed and banned after taking £728k from City firm

20 July 2016By

SRA notice states finance employee misappropriated funds over more than two years.

All Regulation and compliance

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ABSs are no threat, so why treat them differently?

22 July 2016By

Non-lawyers must pledge to promote access to justice. That’s ridiculous.

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Would City law firms invest in a CLAF?

21 July 2016By

Could the City be persuaded to inject cash into a not-for-profit funder?

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Turkey and the rule of law

20 July 2016By

In the wake of Turkey’s failed coup, the purge of its judiciary is a deeply troubling development.

All opinion

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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.

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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

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Government figures reveal whiplash claims in freefall

22 July 2016By

Parliament out for the summer with no word on personal injury reforms outlined by George Osborne.

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Accident helpline group admits PI numbers falling as reforms loom

20 July 2016By

Group says it has contingency plans for the PI reforms and will be ‘well positioned’ to adjust to any changes.

All Personal injury