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  • J K Rowling case
    Feature

    JK Rowling ruling challenged by Associated Newspapers

    23 January 2015

    Associated Newspapers challenge a High Court ruling that bestselling author JK Rowling should be allowed to read a unilateral statement in open court as part of the settlement of a libel claim against them. They claim her statement undermines the basis on which they settled the action. Watch the broadcast, ...

  • Rihanna legal battle
    Feature

    Rihanna wins legal battle with Topshop over image rights

    23 January 2015

    The Court of Appeal delivers judgment in an appeal by Topshop against a High Court ruling that it had ‘passed off’ T-shirts featuring a picture of Rihanna.

  • Court of Appeal
    Feature

    Court of Appeal: R v Gemma Louise Hollings

    18 January 2015

    A woman who carried out a series of assaults on her partner - attacking him with a hammer, a curtain pole and a bottle - has had her jail sentence increased from eight to 12 years. Watch the broadcast, in association with Sky News.

  • Court of Appeal
    Feature

    Exceptional case legal aid

    18 December 2014

    The Court of Appeal ruled that the government’s guidance on exceptional case funding for legal aid in immigration cases is unlawful.

  • Court of Appeal
    Feature

    Savile compensation scheme

    18 December 2014

    The Court of Appeal sanctioned a compensation scheme set up for victims of the late Jimmy Savile.

  • Foetal alcohol syndrome case
    Feature

    Foetal alcohol syndrome case dismissed

    15 December 2014

    The Court of Appeal has ruled that a child born with foetal alcohol syndrome is not legally entitled to compensation after her mother drank excessively while pregnant.

  • Lord Chief Justice Lord Thomas
    Feature

    Lee Rigby killers lose legal challenges

    10 December 2014

    Two men found guilty of the murder of soldier Lee Rigby in May last year have been refused leave to appeal.

  • Embassy appeal
    News

    Embassies appeal employment rulings

    3 December 2014

    Embassies appealed Employment Appeal Tribunal rulings that they did not enjoy diplomatic immunity from claims brought by former employees. Watch the broadcast, in association with Sky News.

  • Jonathan Goldsmith
    Opinion

    Imagining the future of legal services

    1 December 2014

    The American Bar Association’s (ABA) Commission on the Future of Legal Services has issued its opening salvo.

  • Joshua Rozenberg
    Opinion

    Parting shots

    1 December 2014

    The outgoing chair of the SRA board remains committed to full independence for the regulator.