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Privacy and disclosure

15 January 2018By Melanie Carter, Claire Whittle

Two recent cases at the Court of Appeal considered the application of article 8 to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks.

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Future status of EU citizens and families

15 January 2018By Laura Devine

On 8 December 2017 the European Commission and UK government issued a Joint Report on the progress of article 50 talks to date. A week later the stage was set to proceed.

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Pre-action disclosure of insurance policies

8 January 2018By Masood Ahmed

Peel Port Shareholder Finance Company Ltd v Dornoch Ltd [2017] EWHC 876 (TCC) serves as a reminder of the court’s approach to the rules on pre-action disclosure and the Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Act 2010 (the 2010 act).

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Employment: Is the gig finally up for Uber?

4 December 2017By Karen Baxter

The ride-hailing business has been doing battle in the UK employment tribunals – and it has not fared well.

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Obituary: Philip Pettit, legal scholar

8 December 2017By Charles Pettit

Renowned academic and author of Equity and the Law of Trusts dies at 92.

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SRA closes firm ahead of prosecutions

19 January 2018By

Intervention to protect interests of North Lincolnshire practice’s clients.


Tribunal adjourns hearing into City solicitor

19 January 2018By

Alexis Maitland Hudson granted time to present medical evidence to SDT.

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News focus: what the budget means for solicitors

27 November 2017By Gazette newsdesk

There were few surprises for solicitors in the budget, with stamp duty land tax and avoidance in the chancellor’s sights. Deep cuts to justice spending went unmentioned

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