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The Department for work and Pensions

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.

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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.

All Private Client

Financial Conduct Authority

City watchdog urged to exempt legal from new accountability regime

28 September 2016By

Senior managers regime could erode legal professional privilege and put lawyers in a conflict-of-interest situation, Law Society warns.

Lions on railings outside refurbished Law Society HQ Chancery Lane

Society: lifting reserved activity restrictions could threaten UK competitiveness

27 September 2016By

Chancery Lane was responding to additional questions from the Competition and Markets Authority on reserved legal activities.

All Regulation and compliance

Mark andersonnew

Bake Off: game show IP issues

28 September 2016By Mark Anderson

If the BBC decides to launch a new show to replace the Channel 4-bound Great British Bake Off, what trademark pitfalls should it avoid?

johnhyde

Labour finally doing itself justice

28 September 2016By

It probably won’t win the public over, but Labour is openly wooing the legal profession.

Max Walters

Grammar police heading to the bar

27 September 2016By

Will commas and full stops give the bar and clients nightmares?

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