Law

Latest law news, legal updates, law reports and general comment on the legal framework

Leveson

Rolls-Royce – a watershed moment?

20 February 2017By Lloyd Firth

This deferred prosecution agreement offers some useful lessons and outlines emerging trends in the law.

Skiing

Post-Brexit on the pistes: winter sports and EU law

14 February 2017By Chris Deacon

Accident victims may struggle to get recompense if access to joined-up European laws is lost when the UK leaves the EU.

Edwards

Criminal law

13 February 2017By Anthony Edwards

Criminal law updates by Anthony Edwards.

Lord justice gross

Judicial costs decisions

6 February 2017By Masood Ahmed

Appeal court case re-establishes factors which may lead to judicial intervention over costs.

All legal updates

Convicted cocaine-supplying barrister is disbarred

24 February 2017By

Omar Khan disbarred after conviction over cocaine supply.

Barristers

Barristers ‘not there to empathise’ with youth criminals, regulator told

24 February 2017By

Bar Standards Board members debate guidelines for youth court advocacy.

All Regulation and compliance

UK houses

Housing white paper an ‘encouraging signal’

8 February 2017By

Solicitors welcome promises on planning and leasehold reform – and a comprehensive land register.

High courtbus

Law Society may intervene in landmark fraud case

6 February 2017By

Case involving City firm sparked widespread confusion over the scope of a solicitor’s liabilities and what reasonable checks they can make during the buying process.

All Property

Entrance to 113 Chancery Lane after 2016 refurbishment

Courts bill: whiplash plans will clog up courts to boost insurer profits, says Law Society

23 February 2017By Gazette newsdesk

Chancery Lane hotly disputes the government narrative underpinning the proposals.

Andrew twambley

Courts bill: claimants ‘extremely disappointed’ by PI reforms

23 February 2017By

Insurers tell lawyers to get off the ‘gravy train’ – but solicitors warn of dire consequences for victims.

All Personal injury