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    Double jeopardy

    5 August 2019

    When the Civil Liability Act ushers in reduced whiplash payouts and curtails legal costs for minor injuries, defence lawyers will need to raise their game alongside their claimant counterparts. Melanie Newman reports

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    Roads to recovery

    29 July 2019

    Overstretched bailiffs and enforcement processes as complex as the original court case are the hallmarks of a civil recovery regime that is not fit for purpose. Marialuisa Taddia reports

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    Balancing act

    29 July 2019

    No one talks about ‘light touch’ regulation in financial services these days. But is the FCA struggling to find the right balance between intervention and fostering innovation? Grania Langdon-Down reports 

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    Battle lines

    22 July 2019

    When a promising military career is cut short by injury, fighting for compensation to rebuild your life can be a process fraught with obstacles. Rachel Rothwell speaks to the solicitors who act for service personnel

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    Chain reaction

    22 July 2019

    Residential conveyancers struggle to recall a ‘normal’ period, with regulatory change, a volatile economy and low margins all front of mind. Marialuisa Taddia reports.

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    Law Society spotlight: July’s Council meeting

    15 July 2019

    A report from this month’s meeting of the Law Society Council.

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    Connecting the dots

    15 July 2019

    Legal Geek has become the ‘Woodstock for legal’. At its latest conference in New York, the focus was on what could be done to bring the law and legal tech closer together

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    Bodichon: founder of the women’s movement?

    8 July 2019

    In a year which celebrates the centennial of women’s formal entry into the legal profession of England and Wales, we must not forget the brave and inspirational women who found ways to shape law and its operations long before their sex was admitted.

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    Collision course

    8 July 2019

    Personal injury lawyers have endured years of reform seemingly designed to kill off claims supported by legal advice. And there is more to come, reports Melanie Newman

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    Magic touch

    8 July 2019

    New Law Society president Simon Davis is determined to combat a collapse of trust in the professions which dates back to the financial crisis. But how? Paul Rogerson reports