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Solicitor jailed for £60k tax fraud appeals against sentence

16 May 2017

Appeal against sentence: Azhar Islam Khan, for tax evasion. Criminal defence solicitor jailed for 18 months in January for lying about income from his Wembley-based City Law Solicitors in order to steal more than £60,000.

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Roundtable: small firms

Life outside Big Law is not for the faint-hearted but for those who can carve out a niche and plan for the future, the prospects are good. Eduardo Reyes reports from the Gazette’s latest roundtable

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    Futures market - Private client

    22 May 2017By Grania Langdon-Down

    Helping people navigate their lives can be immensely rewarding, hears Grania Langdon-Down, but where is the next generation of private client solicitors?

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    Cases shaping costs budgeting

    22 May 2017By David Wallis

    On 1 April 2013, the 64th update to the Civil Procedure Rules came into force and brought with it the requirement for budgets to be filed and served in all multi-track claims (initially with the exception of those in the Commercial/Admiralty Courts but subsequently extended to those courts) issued on ...

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    Criminal Finances Act 2017

    22 May 2017By Roger Sahota

    Roger Sahota assesses a radical overhaul of the anti-money laundering and confiscation regime.

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Court proceedings

23 May 2017

Documents created during criminal investigation not legally privileged.

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BOOK REVIEW: Legal thickets of localism

22 May 2017By Nicholas Dobson

What do the following have in common: the Ivy House Pub in Nunhead, south-east London; various football stadiums, including Manchester United’s Old Trafford; Blencathra (the Lake District mountain); and the cold war control tower at the former Greenham Common RAF base (pictured)? Answer: they are all Assets of Community Value ...


BOOK REVIEW: Great minds who made America

22 May 2017By David Pickup

America was founded by commercial lawyers with English ideas of rule of law, free contract and rights of individuals. The early charters in the first half of the 17th century were sometimes far ahead of contemporary legal thinking in establishing rights for women and refugees. Slavery, though, was an issue ...

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BOOK REVIEW: A handy signpost

15 May 2017By Kate James

This book deals with the practicalities of rights over land and public control of land.

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