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Why EU directives matter

27 May 2015By Rebecca Niblock

As the Queen’s speech places the focus on EU membership, the government’s abandonment of European directives must not be forgotten.

Chancery Lane

Law Society 2020: education and training

26 May 2015By Jenny Crewe

What should the Society be doing in relation to training in order to best enable members to develop?

Supreme Court

Patient consent and medical advice

22 May 2015By Heather Grimbaldeston

Supreme Court ruling on consent puts patient choice at the forefront and leaves the door open to more litigation.

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Civil procedure: costs recoverability

18 May 2015By Masood Ahmed

Do the provisions under the Civil Procedure Rules concerning costs recoverability in Aarhus Convention claims apply to public bodies?


Transforming summary justice

18 May 2015By

Will the latest initiative to make magistrates’ courts more efficient actually work?

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Financial Conduct Authority

Financial fair play?

18 May 2015

It seems reasonable to expect bankers to meet the same regulatory standard as solicitors.

Phone and computer

Open access conundrum

11 May 2015

Lawyers are not luddites, but technology is only a partial solution.

LSB offices, One Kemble Street

Choosing your regulator

4 May 2015

LSB says there are strict tests to prevent a ‘race to the bottom’.


Justice: a question of timing

27 April 2015

Delay can defeat justice – but so can undue haste.

London skyline

Exporting arbitration

20 April 2015

London could be surprisingly vulnerable to upstart rivals.

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Jonathan Goldsmith

Lawyers v robots

29 May 2015By

Are law firms doing enough to innovate and compete with the rise of the machines?

Michael Cross

Legal aid’s founding text turns 70

28 May 2015By

How the 1945 report of a Conservative-chaired committee laid the foundations of state-funded legal aid. 

Rachel rothwell

Are fixed costs about to move beyond PI?

26 May 2015By

Momentum is building for fixed costs outside personal injury. Get ready.

Monidipa Fouzder

Relieving the tension in-house

22 May 2015By

A new report exposes the frustrations that arise in dealings between in-house lawyers and corporate executives.


Freshfields move could start London exodus

21 May 2015By

Northern powerhouses such as Leeds and Manchester are increasingly attractive to graduates. London should beware.

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