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Clarity on costs

9 August 2016By James Scozzi

Clear guidelines on where the ‘goalposts’ are when it comes to requesting interim payments.


Local government: duty to give reasons

1 August 2016By Nicholas Dobson

Had the case been made when Hammersmith and Fulham LBC proposed a regeneration of Shepherd’s Bush Market?


Criminal injuries compensation

25 July 2016By Malcolm Johnson

The courts have tackled the issue of compensation for criminal injuries inflicted before birth.

Employment tribunal

Tribunal fees and access to justice

18 July 2016By Karen Baxter

The latest in the emplyment tribunal fees episode.

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The Department for work and Pensions


19 August 2016

The Supreme Court refers case of transgender woman refused female state pension to EU court.

Supreme Court


11 August 2016

The full judgment as a claimant is ordered to repay most of his PI settlement.

Supreme Court

Legal aid – residence test

27 July 2016

The full judgment from the Supreme Court hearing.

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James Carter

Profits surge at Speechlys, flat at Trowers

27 July 2016By Gazette newsdesk

Net profit soars by a fifth at firm created by the merger of private client outfits.

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Attwells senior partner referred to SDT

26 August 2016By

Solicitors Regulation Authority says allegations against Nicholas Aldous Attwell are unproven.


Struck-off solicitor ‘has something to offer profession’, SDT says

25 August 2016By

Mark Bryon Smeed created and sent correspondence to the Legal Aid Agency and his client that was false and/or misleading.

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Sasha barton

Access to justice for Travellers and Gypsies

26 August 2016By Sasha Barton

A new movement aims to highlight the problems still faced by these groups and to end discrimination against them.

Michael Cross

A solicitor who broke the mould (and a lock)

25 August 2016By

Preparations are under way to celebrate the centenary of a solicitor becoming prime minister. But David Lloyd George remains one of a kind.

Ann tyler

Law firms and the John Lewis-style model

24 August 2016By Ann Tyler

How can firms reconcile a profit-sharing model with the traditional partnership?

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PI reforms fuel law firm merger mania

26 August 2016By

Accountancy firm reports peak levels of merger and acquisition activity.

Slater & Gordon new

Slater and Gordon warns of billion-dollar trading loss

24 August 2016By Gazette newsdesk

Stock market-listed pioneer is set to post record annual loss for a law firm.

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