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Bar will end ‘poor-quality, expensive’ training route

2 December 2016By 9 comments

More details published of proposals to slash the cost of training and tackle high exam failure rates.

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    Who audits the auditors?

    As both regulators and private litigants sharpen their focus on corporate governance, the universe of criminal and civil risks for auditors is set to expand.

  • Michael Cross

    How the Wizard got to Number 10


    It’s 100 years since David Lloyd George became the first solicitor to rise to prime minister. By a well-timed palace coup.

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    IT and lawyers’ responsibilities

    How can you stay ahead of a fast-moving, intimidatingly vast and complicated subject area?

  • Justice out the back of a van

  • Elephant keeps a low profile

  • Liberté, egalité, sororité

  • Shades of Rembrandt...

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‘Joint enterprise’ rule judgment

11 November 2016

The court delivers judgment in a series of cases concerning the controversial ‘joint enterprise’ rule, under which accomplices can be found guilty of murder even if they do not participate directly in the fatal attack.

  • Interview: Robert Camp

  • My legal life: Terri Harman

  • Solicitor's bike injury claim

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Roundtable: solicitor-advocates

The legal system remains loaded against solicitor-advocates, so what needs to change to level the playing field with the bar?

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    Arbitration: service of notice

    28 November 2016By Masood Ahmed

    The issue of whether the correct party has been served in arbitration becomes complicated in an agent-principal scenario.

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    Litigation funding: capital gain

    28 November 2016By

    Excalibur went against third-party funders on important costs issues, but the sector was delighted by Tomlinson LJ’s assertion that the sector is now mainstream.

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    Crass methodologies for hard Brexit

    21 November 2016By Laura Devine

    It is deeply worrying that the UK appears to be renewing, perhaps with greater vigour, its commitment to reduce net migration through crass methodologies.


29 November 2016

The Supreme Court gave guidance on appeals relating to deportation of foreign criminals which were based on article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights and held that the policies adopted by the secretary of state and given effect by the Immigration Rules were a relevant and important consideration.

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