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Insurers lose High Court discount rate challenge

20 January 2017By 6 comments

ABI accuses the government of ‘caving in’ to the demands of personal injury lawyers.

  • Berwin keeps it in the family

  • KWM: shades of gray

  • Denial: Penguin suit

  • Wise counsel for the BBC

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Tobacco companies take packaging fight to appeal court

19 December 2016

The Court of Appeal rules after a High Court judgment upheld the government’s decision to force tobacco companies to use plain, standardised packaging for all their products. Watch the broadcast, in association with Sky News.

  • My legal life: Nick McDonald

  • Judicial review battle over assisted dying

  • Tributes paid to ‘legal legend’ Harry Ellis, 100


Roundtable: Brexit

The latest Gazette roundtable considered varying scenarios for the profession attendant upon leaving the EU.

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  • Data

    Data page – January 2017

    19 January 2017

    The latest data page figures, compiled by Moneyfacts, are now available.

  • High Court

    Duplication of enforcement

    16 January 2017

    What happens when two professional bodies receive a virtually identical complaint about a member concerning a breach of their rules, code or principles?

  • Glamorgan council

    Local government: cuts to library provision

    16 January 2017By Nicholas Dobson

    When local authorities plan to reduce, restructure or rationalise library services, litigation often results.



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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BOOK REVIEW: Profitability and law firm management (2nd edition)

9 January 2017By David Pickup

Managing partners need to read this book, which can be dipped into or read at length.

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BOOK REVIEW: Flack’s Last Shift

9 January 2017By Sir Mark Warby

A prolific writer of non-fiction takes a confident stride with this debut novel.


Christmas gift ideas: legal books

22 December 2016By David Pickup

David Pickup runs through a selection of legal-themed books that could serve as stocking-fillers.

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