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

Court of Justice of the European Union

Contract: package holiday

2019-08-22T10:53:00+01:00

Court refers appellant’s appeal against respondent tour operator for damages, in circumstances where she had been raped and assaulted by hotel employee, to CJEU.

Supreme court

Disablement benefit: entitlement

2019-08-21T10:33:00+01:00

Court held that claimant required ’social support’ as he needed someone trained or experienced in assisting people to engage in social situations.

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Orders in family proceedings: appeals

2019-08-19T10:40:00+01:00

Mother’s appeal against findings of fact made against her in care proceedings, made on basis of fresh evidence suggesting her account of events had been plausible, was dismissed.

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Abdul Hussain

PI purchaser branches out from 'volatile and vulnerable' market

2019-08-20T11:25:00+01:00By

Manchester firm AWH Legal buys 110-year-old East Lancashire practice out of administration.

High Court

Firm right to withhold privileged information, High Court rules

2019-05-23T10:17:00+01:00By

Judge backs Taylor Wessing in five-year dispute over Bahamian trust.

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SRA

SRA concern over reluctance to report criminal defence 'touts'

2019-08-22T09:29:00+01:00By

Regulator says documentary evidence not necessarily needed to build up a picture.

SRA

Advocacy standards back on agenda as SRA seeks views on higher rights proposals

2019-08-21T10:37:00+01:00By Gazette reporter

Advocacy in serious youth court cases would be restricted to solicitors holding revised qualification.

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Failing the test

2019-08-14T10:57:00+01:00

Official reports on the ‘super-exam’ pilot raise far more questions than they answer, says the Association of Law Teachers. The SRA must disclose more information to assess whether the new SQE will be fit for purpose.

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In praise of takedown artists

2019-08-22T11:35:00+01:00By

Burford battle shows the market can be the best regulator.

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Time to stop looking at exam results

2019-08-21T09:53:00+01:00By

A Level, or even GCSE results, shouldn’t be the first filter applied to candidates wanting to enter the legal profession.

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Myanmar: reasons for optimism

2019-08-20T10:59:00+01:00By Stephen McNamara

Lawyers are fighting for the rule of law despite a climate of corruption and fear.

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Tax solicitor jailed for contempt after promises over missing millions

2019-08-17T08:56:00+01:00By

Stephen David Jones, admitted in 1986, is sentenced in the High Court at conclusion of three-day trial.

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'Fearful' principal forged signatures to cover mistake

2019-08-12T13:56:00+01:00By

Property solicitor agrees outcome resulting in his being struck off the roll.

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Abdul Hussain

PI purchaser branches out from 'volatile and vulnerable' market

2019-08-20T11:25:00+01:00By

Manchester firm AWH Legal buys 110-year-old East Lancashire practice out of administration.

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PI solicitor cleared of misconduct over handling of claim

2019-08-09T09:01:00+01:00By

Defendant solicitors had reported Sohail Ghani to the SRA, but the tribunal found allegations unproven.

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Serious Fraud Office

SFO’s approach to deferred prosecution agreements

2019-08-12T10:55:00+01:00By Christopher Gribbin

Serious Fraud Office’s latest agreement comes at a time of increased anxiety among corporates and individuals about its use of DPAs.

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