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Rights of audience rules

21 March 2017By Len Crowder

How do two recent judgments affect barristers acting as solicitor’s agents?

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DNA – an unstoppable march?

20 March 2017By David Bentley QC

A new judgment broadens the principle of bringing cases on the basis of matching DNA alone.

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Civil procedure: discontinuing an arbitration claim

13 March 2017By Masood Ahmed

What happens if a party to arbitral proceedings decides to commence an arbitration claim in the High Court but subsequently files and serves a notice of discontinuance?

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Class certification hearings

6 March 2017By Elaine Whiteford

Clear signals have been given about how the tribunal views the class action regime.

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Supreme Court victory for FCA in banker identification case

22 March 2017By

Highest court overturned ruling that executive’s identity was wrongly exposed.

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New Legal Ombudsman chair wants online portal for complaints

22 March 2017By

Wanda Goldwag also urges her organisation to seek the ‘consensus’ of lawyers subject to regulation.

All Regulation and compliance


Leasehold property guide released

20 March 2017By

A conveyancing trade body is stepping up efforts to highlight concerns over leasehold properties with fresh guidance for consumers.


Firm paid £333k to fraudster who hijacked client’s email

16 March 2017By

London practice says it has changed procedures and increased training since 2015 transaction.

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Claimant cancels Part 36 offer to take advantage of new PI discount rate

22 March 2017By

Court permits withdrawal in what is potentially the first of many disputes around the application of the new PI settlement calculation.

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Referral fee probe over claims for holiday bugs

20 March 2017By

Concern that CMCs see cases as a partial saviour following whiplash reforms.

All Personal injury



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