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Competition: Anti-competitive damages

18 September 2017By Louise Freeman, Elaine Whiteford

A tale of two trials: Mastercard, death spirals and MIFs.

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Local government: Scrutinising councillor conduct

11 September 2017By Nicholas Dobson

Holders of public office must be publicly accountable for their decisions and actions and able to submit to scrutiny.

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Arbitration: 'Non-existent' respondents

4 September 2017By Masood Ahmed

What is the position when the respondent in the arbitration is dissolved before commencement?


Criminal - statutory changes

7 August 2017By Anthony Edwards

The criminal law provisions of the Policing and Crime Act 2017 have been brought substantially into force and with unusual speed.

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Asons Solicitors, Bolton

News focus: More questions than answers on Asons

18 September 2017By

Bolton Council may have been exonerated by a long-awaited report into why it gave cash-strapped Asons Solicitors a £300k grant, but key issues have not been addressed.

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Neumans in administration but high hopes for creditors

15 September 2017By

Firm shut down earlier this year says it hopes to settle all outstanding claims from creditors.

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Banning the sale of leasehold new builds a 'last resort' - CJC

18 September 2017By

Civil Justice Council supports steps to increase the protection of homebuyers and help existing leaseholders.


Property solicitor banned for avoiding £50k stamp duty

14 August 2017By

Yorkshire solicitor declared artificially low purchase values for his house and office.

All Property

Asons Solicitors, Bolton

Audit finds 'no rationale' for emergency £300k Asons grant

12 September 2017By

Long-awaited audit report says grant to Bolton PI firm was ‘legal and appropriate’ - but criticises council.

Lord Chancellor David Lidington launches Business and Property Courts

Insurers toast new discount rate plans

7 September 2017By Gazette reporter

Rate will be based on ‘low risk’ investments and reviewed every three years, lord chancellor announces.

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