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Cases shaping costs budgeting

22 May 2017By David Wallis

On 1 April 2013, the 64th update to the Civil Procedure Rules came into force and brought with it the requirement for budgets to be filed and served in all multi-track claims (initially with the exception of those in the Commercial/Admiralty Courts but subsequently extended to those courts) issued on ...

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Criminal Finances Act 2017

22 May 2017By Roger Sahota

Roger Sahota assesses a radical overhaul of the anti-money laundering and confiscation regime.

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Immigration: what to expect from the main parties

15 May 2017By Laura Devine

Laura Devine outlines the key policies that the political parties are expected to put foward in their election manifestos.


Civil procedure: Unreasonable conduct and costs

15 May 2017By Masood Ahmed

It is trite that a court will carefully scrutinise the parties’ behaviour when assessing costs in civil disputes.

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SRA fails to brush off ‘confidence breach’ claim

24 May 2017By

Regulator had been sued by Alexis Matiland Hudson over disclosure of documents.


Cobbetts collapse: eight to face tribunal over alleged incompetence

22 May 2017By

SRA announces referrals following investigations after 2013 takeover of Manchester firm.

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Liz Truss

Calls to take the politics out of discount rate decision

22 May 2017By

Groups urge lord chancellor to be relieved of power to set rate of deductions.

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Tory manifesto: May targets professional advisers

18 May 2017By

Conservatives promise closer regulation of tax and trusts advisers.

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