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Mr Justice Teare

PII: aggregation of claims

28 August 2015By Will Glassey, Tom Ataii

A Commercial Court judgment on an SRA clause relating to liability limits in PII claims could affect solicitors and insurers alike.

Royal Marines

Did MoD owe marine duty of care?

3 August 2015By Malcolm Johnson

Diving injuries – duties owed to military personnel outside their ‘employment’


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.

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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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Ex-Gordons lawyers set up private client boutique

31 July 2015By

Three partners and a solicitor from Yorkshire firm leave to set up Progeny Private Law.

All Private Client

Legal Ombudsman

Legal Ombudsman puts ADR application on hold

28 August 2015By

Blow to complaints watchdog as it admits need for ‘wider consultation’.

LSB offices, One Kemble Street

LSB approves cab rank rule changes

25 August 2015By

The proposal effectively replaces the list of defaulting solicitors.

All Regulation and compliance

Monidipa Fouzder

What’s app, lawyer?

28 August 2015By

Let’s have some sympathy for lawyers who are technology ‘dinosaurs’.


Arrested 17-year-olds need a fairer deal

27 August 2015By Curtis Brown

The forthcoming Policing and Criminal Justice Bill should reform outdated procedures and help children in police custody. 


Divided we fall

26 August 2015By Matthew Richardson

The family bar’s complaints about solicitor-advocates are misdirected. And where’s the evidence?

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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

Neil Sugarman

Ministers fixating on claimant costs, say PI lawyers

27 August 2015By

Claimants go on the attack as the debate over fixed fees for clinical negligence continues.

Samir kahn

Jail for claims director who faked boys’ medical reports

25 August 2015By

Samir Kahn and family members are thought to have gained almost £25,000 from claims.

All Personal injury