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Requesting a court revisit its judgment

27 July 2015By Masood Ahmed

How can a court exercise its discretion and revisit its judgment in the light of a new point?

Simon Walker

Why is Britain closing for business?

20 July 2015By Laura Devine

Conservative plans to further reduce non-EU migration put party before country.

Youth court

Serious Crime Act provisions

13 July 2015By Anthony Edwards

The 2015 act brought into effect a number of provisions on 3 May and 1 June. We look at the changes relating to, among other things, property and child protection.

European Court of Justice

Employment tribunal fees and EU law

10 July 2015

Are employment tribunal fees making it practically impossible or excessively difficult to exercise rights under European Union law?

All legal updates

Freddie starr


28 July 2015

The claimant, Freddie Starr, issued proceedings against the defendant for slander and libel for words spoken and subsequently broadcast on the BBC and ITV, and contained in an ebook she published.

Mr justice newton

Mental health

23 July 2015

In a case where the relevant health care trust wished to discontinue life-sustaining treatment with the inevitable consequence that as a result the patient would quickly die, the Court of Protection held that having regard to the diagnosis of the patient by experts, the balance lay strongly in favour of preserving P’s life through continuing treatment.

Family division


2 July 2015

A child had been made the subject of non-molestation injunctions, which extended to her mother, while she was a ward of court. As the child approached her 18th birthday, the mother applied to court for an extension of the injunction to extend indefinitely beyond the conclusion of the wardship proceedings.

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Crispin Passmore

SRA to introduce new in-house regulations next year

30 July 2015By

Plans outlined in regulator’s response to Legal Services Board paper on regulatory restrictions for in-house lawyers.

SRA London

Fraudulent solicitor who faked injury victims leaves profession

30 July 2015By

Timothy Latter pleaded guilty last year to 11 counts of fraud worth a total of £36,000.

All Regulation and compliance

Sue Bramall

Innovation in legal services - crowdfunding

31 July 2015By Sue Bramall

Crowdfunding platforms are helping to bridge the gap in public interest law.

Portrait of Chloe Smith

Can big data really pick out the best lawyers?

30 July 2015By

The use of analytics and big data may transform the way lawyers are instructed, but it’s not perfect.

David Pickup

PII renewal: scattergun or ‘sniper’?

29 July 2015By David Pickup

There must be a simpler way of completing the indemnity renewal process.

All opinion

Houses on street

Scots seek to oust Welsh as estate agency watchdogs

6 July 2015By Gazette reporter

Law Society of Scotland fears ABSs will be subject to dual regulation under UK Estate Agents Act. 

All Property

Russell Atkinson

PI claimants take lead on ethical marketing pledge

31 July 2015By

Charter has support of regulators, MPs in bid to end unwanted cold calling and spam texts.

SRA London

Fraudulent solicitor who faked injury victims leaves profession

30 July 2015By

Timothy Latter pleaded guilty last year to 11 counts of fraud worth a total of £36,000.

All Personal injury


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