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Mr Justice Coulson

Late amendments and scope of judges

29 June 2015By Masood Ahmed

A recent Court of Appeal judgment illustrates how the circumstances of the particular case will determine if an adverse costs order is made.

Serious Fraud Office

Representation in SFO interviews

22 June 2015By Elly Proudlock

Does a person interviewed in a criminal investigation have the right to a solicitor of their choice?

Newbury cut

Court bundles – be warned

22 June 2015By Andrew Newbury

The run of recent cases on the issue is essential reading for practitioners if they wish to avoid being named and shamed.

Police station lamp, Muswell Hill, London

Criminal law changes

15 June 2015By Anthony Edwards

Amendments to laws on rehabilitation, sexual offences, legal aid, cautions and court procedure.

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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.

Port of Dover

Family and children

29 May 2015

Ex parte wardship proceedings were brought in respect of four children, all British citizens, as there were reasonable grounds for believing that the entire family had left the UK to join Islamic State in Syria.

Simply Pleasure


7 May 2015

The full judgment in Simply Pleasure’s challenge to local authorities charging fees that could be used to pay for enforcing a regulatory regime.

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Family court/Court of Protection

Judge’s ‘grave’ concern at solicitor’s relationship with client

30 June 2015By

Conduct in family battle reported to regulator by solicitor himself.

Slater & Gordon new

Slater and Gordon shares crash following reporting errors

29 June 2015By Gazette newsdesk

Australia-listed firm has engaged EY to help answer questions from market watchdogs, as one fund manager highlights 'red flags' in accounts.

All Regulation and compliance

Kilmainham Gaol

1916: martyrs, justice and memory

3 July 2015By

Commemorating the events of 1916 may be traumatic for some.

Rachel rothwell

A portal for clin neg?

3 July 2015By

Fixed fees in clinical negligence would need to be within a tight process.

Elly Proudlock

Corporate criminal liability

2 July 2015By Elly Proudlock

Should the corporate bribery offence be extended to other acts of financial crime?

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Thompson banner

Redundancies likely as PI giant plans office closures

3 July 2015By

Thompsons Solicitors says it needs to restructure the business to remain viable and resilient.


Costs budgeting rules to be disapplied for three months

2 July 2015By

Clinical negligence claims in London to be granted release to deal with backlog of delays.

All Personal injury