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NCA in trouble again

1 September 2015By Edmund Smyth

Following criticism over its conduct in a high-profile financial crime investigation, the National Crime Agency has come under fire once more.

Mr Justice Teare

PII: aggregation of claims

28 August 2015By Will Glassey, Tom Ataii

A Commercial Court judgment on an SRA clause relating to liability limits in PII claims could affect solicitors and insurers alike.

High Court

Legal professional privilege

21 August 2015

Is it time for the English courts to widen the definition of client for privilege purposes?

John McNally, Drystone Chambers

​Planning a future at the criminal bar

18 August 2015

The criminal bar could plan for a profitable future with more confidence, barrister John McNally of new set Drystone Chambers argues.

Astana

Extradition as a political tool

7 August 2015By Ben Keith, Rebecca Niblock

CIS states, such as Russia, have sought to manipulate the extradition process in order to persecute opponents.

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Computer

Computer says yes

3 August 2015

A willingness to share good and bad experiences of IT providers and their products would benefit everyone.

Royal mail

Commodifying the courts

27 July 2015

There is no reason to suppose that anything is off limits for privitisation after MoJ hikes court fees again.

Houses of Parliament

No panacea on regulation

20 July 2015

A consensus is lacking on reform, the lord chancellor will discover.

Lawyer scared by IT

In with the IT crowd

13 July 2015

Lawyers tend to be people with arts and social sciences degrees.

Slater and Gordon HQ Chancery Lane on say of Quindell acquisition

Taking stock of Slater

6 July 2015

The quoted firm’s market travails highlight one downside of flotation.

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Jonathan Goldsmith

Asylum: the new trial by ordeal

1 September 2015By

Europe’s leaders have collectively returned us to the barbarous legal past.

Monidipa Fouzder

What’s app, lawyer?

28 August 2015By

Let’s have some sympathy for lawyers who are technology ‘dinosaurs’.

Curtis

Arrested 17-year-olds need a fairer deal

27 August 2015By Curtis Brown

The forthcoming Policing and Criminal Justice Bill should reform outdated procedures and help children in police custody. 

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Divided we fall

26 August 2015By Matthew Richardson

The family bar’s complaints about solicitor-advocates are misdirected. And where’s the evidence?

Rachel rothwell

Success fees: a word of warning

25 August 2015By

A new ruling highlights the danger of standard fee levels.

All Comment and opinion

A price to pay

BOOK REVIEW: A Price To Pay – The Inside Story of the Natwest Three

17 August 2015

This is an honest, frank and no-holds-barred account of the ‘Natwest Three Case’, told by one of the British bankers embroiled in the Enron scandal. This involved the collapse of the seventh-largest company in the US following an epidemic of fraud within the business.

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How to: use Twitter

How to: use Twitter

3 August 2015By

When lawyers and PR specialists talk about social media strategy, increasingly they mean Twitter

How to retire

How to: plan for retirement

20 July 2015By

Solicitors should prepare for retirement as they prepared for their careers.

Building trust

How to: help clients build trust

29 June 2015By

Big companies are struggling to retain the trust of those they depend on, which is destroying value in tangible ways. Should they be listening to their lawyers?

How to judge

How to: become a judge

22 June 2015By Grania Langdon-Down

What do solicitors need to consider when applying for a judicial post?

China cartoon

How to: work in China

18 May 2015By Marialuisa Taddia

While China offers stimulating opportunities for UK lawyers, its language and culture present formidable challenges.

team player

How to: deal with problem partners

4 May 2015By

The partnership model makes parting company a complex affair. But this is often the outcome when serious difficulties arise.

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