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‘Cautionary tale’ on free advice from solicitors

27 March 2017By

Case, decided in favour of the claimants in the High Court, has set off alarm bells among the professions, particularly as there was no contract involved.

  • Clive stafford smith

    Secrets and lies

    Open justice was a casualty of 9/11. Now the British government has enlisted the judiciary in a shocking cover-up.

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    One for the textbooks

    A recent case raised important questions about the free movement of legal services.

  • Paramjit Ahluwalia

    Prison doesn’t work for women

    Too many women are jailed – we need a radical new approach to criminal justice.



  • Under the grill

  • Memory lane

  • Hale and Leveson to tread the boards

  • Justice ministers past return to the spotlight

London riots

Mark Duggan death: appeal over inquest verdict

6 March 2017

The family of Mark Duggan, whose shooting by police sparked the 2011 London riots, appeal a High Court ruling that the jury at his inquest was right to rule he was lawfully killed.

  • My legal life: Briony Clarke

  • Teacher assaulted by pupil wins appeal

  • My legal life: Glyn Seal


Roundtable: litigation funding

Litigation funding is increasingly lauded as a model for modern litigation. But its role in boosting ‘access to justice’ is less clear cut, the Gazette’s latest roundtable heard.

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Heather ilott

Wills and probate – Ilott case

22 March 2017

The Supreme Court allowed an appeal by the defendant charities and held that a judge’s award to the claimant of a lump sum following the death of her mother, in circumstances where the mother had excluded the claimant in her will and left her estate to various charities, had been ...

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BOOK REVIEW: Butterfly Politics

27 March 2017By Emma Dixon

What feels most fresh and relevant in this collection is the articulation of a more radical approach to equality law and, indeed, to the practice of law itself.

BOOK REVIEW: Lasting Powers of Attorney: A Practical Guide (3rd edition)

27 March 2017

As a reference work the many sub-headings, lists of cases and legislative instruments (and an extensive index) make the work easily navigable.

BOOK REVIEW: ​Petroleum Contracts: English Law and Practice (2nd edition)

20 March 2017By

Peter Roberts has produced a valuable contribution to Lex Petrolea

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