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Fixed costs ‘in doubt’ after High Court backs budgeting regime

24 February 2017By 2 comments

Mrs Justice Carr agrees that a budget fixed the amount of recoverable costs, which should be reduced only if there is good reason.

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Court hearing over ECHR defence in waterways licence battle

16 February 2017

A canal boat dweller appeals a High Court ruling related to the removal of his waterways licence. An earlier county court ruling, upheld by the High Court, found that the Canal & River Trust was entitled to determine his ECHR article 8 defence (the right to respect for private and ...

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Roundtable: cybersecurity

As fears of cybercrime and data theft proliferate, how can law firms protect themselves against the scammers?

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  • Ian kelcey

    Advocacy and the vulnerable training

    20 February 2017By Ian Kelcey

    This robust training programme aims to help advocates strike a balance between putting forward a client’s case effectively in court and ensuring that vulnerable witnesses are not subjected to undue stress.

  • Leveson

    Rolls-Royce – a watershed moment?

    20 February 2017By Lloyd Firth

    This deferred prosecution agreement offers some useful lessons and outlines emerging trends in the law.

  • Jehovah watchtower

    Snubbing the secular

    20 February 2017By Kathleen Hallisey

    The Jehovah’s Witnesses organisation is facing an international abuse scandal on a scale akin to the Catholic Church.


Power to arrest – royal wedding 2011

22 February 2017

The Supreme Court dismissed an appeal by the claimants, who had all been arrested and held for short periods during the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge before being released without charge.

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