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Mr Justice Coulson

Trial advocacy fee and fixed costs

23 May 2016By Masood Ahmed

A novel issue surrounding the trial advocacy fee came before Coulson J in the High Court.

Laura Devine

Brexit: the bigger picture on immigration

23 May 2016By Laura Devine

There’s more to freedom of movement than the headlines would suggest.

Heather mills court

Family: needs and standard of living

16 May 2016By Andrew Newbury

The issue for many judges is the period over which the standard of living enjoyed during a marriage is to be maintained.

Baxter cut

Childcare vouchers and maternity leave

9 May 2016By Karen Baxter

Employment Appeal Tribunal ruling on childcare vouchers is at odds with the approach taken by most employers.

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Human rights

14 April 2016

The European Court of Human Rights dismissed the applicant’s complaint that the decision not to prosecute any individuals in respect of the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes by police officers following terror attacks in London was in breach of the procedural aspect of article 2 of the European convention.

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Metamorph Law ready to begin acquisition assault

15 April 2016By

High street consolidator says it is ready to expand on back of alternative business structure licence.

All Private Client

Ministry of Justice

Call for ban on solicitors’ agents in public hearings

27 May 2016By

The Ministry of Justice has been asked to resolve an ambiguity over solicitors’ agents’ rights of audience.


Justice ministry says solicitors must act on insurance fraud

27 May 2016By

Ministers accept findings of taskforce report highlighting low-level PI claims. 

All Regulation and compliance

Monidipa Fouzder

Wellbeing awareness beyond a week

29 May 2016By

Solicitors must keep wellbeing conversations going to make a real difference on mental health.

Mark Anderson

Changing IP law: nearly there

27 May 2016By Mark Anderson

Reforms promised in the new unjustified threats bill are evidence that patient committee work can pay off.

Michael Cross

Land Registry: Why, Minister?

26 May 2016By

Think the government is clueless about privatising Land Registry? A classic sitcom was there first. 

All opinion


City lawyers slam Land Registry sell-off plan

13 May 2016By

City of London Law Society says government proposals could lead to conflicts of interest.


New ‘failure to prevent’ offences to fight corruption

12 May 2016By

Extension of law one of several measures announced as the UK’s anti-corruption summit gets under way. 

All Property

Lord faulks

Dozens suspended for MedCo whiplash panel breach

16 May 2016By

MedCo was set up last year as part of the government’s programme to clamp down on fraudulent road traffic claims.


CFAs ‘validly assigned’, judge rules

12 May 2016By

Judgment will be welcomed by firms that bought up thousands of pre-Jackson cases. 

All Personal injury