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

Dale Vince

Financial remedy and Wyatt v Vince

1 June 2015By Andrew Newbury

The key issues in the ‘highly unusual’ divorce case involving energy entrepreneur Dale Vince and his ex-wife.

Supreme Court

Patient consent and medical advice

22 May 2015By Heather Grimbaldeston

Supreme Court ruling on consent puts patient choice at the forefront and leaves the door open to more litigation.

Sterling coins

Civil procedure: costs recoverability

18 May 2015By Masood Ahmed

Do the provisions under the Civil Procedure Rules concerning costs recoverability in Aarhus Convention claims apply to public bodies?

King Edward Shopping Centre

Commercial property: construction of conditional contracts

11 May 2015By Suzanne Gill

A recent judgment over the purchase of a Berkshire shopping centre adds some clarity to interpretation of conditional contracts.

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Port of Dover

Family and children

29 May 2015

Ex parte wardship proceedings were brought in respect of four children, all British citizens, as there were reasonable grounds for believing that the entire family had left the UK to join Islamic State in Syria.

Simply Pleasure


7 May 2015

The full judgment in Simply Pleasure’s challenge to local authorities charging fees that could be used to pay for enforcing a regulatory regime.



1 May 2015

The Court of Appeal considered appeals by both parties in proceedings brought by the Mattel, which controlled the rights in the well-known game Scrabble in the European Union, to prevent the respondent company (Zynga) from selling an electronic game called Scramble or Scramble with Friends.

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Jet2 plane

Flight delay compensation firm becomes ABS

1 June 2015By

FairPlane approved seven months after a landmark ruling opened the way to a wave of claims against airlines.

SRA sign inside The Cube

SRA warns on exit strategies after solicitors fined

27 May 2015By

Five solicitors penalised in April for not following the correct procedure to close down their businesses.

All Regulation and compliance

Paul rogerson

Going Dutch

2 June 2015By

Does the University of Law’s sale to a foreign consolidator offer a glimpse into the future of higher education?

Joshua Rozenberg

Breaking with convention

1 June 2015By Joshua Rozenberg

A British Bill of Rights is indefinitely delayed – but it hasn’t been shelved.

PI: better to kill than maim?

1 June 2015By Diane Parker

A review of fatal accident claims is needed to consider an increase in awards and widening the categories of those who benefit.

All opinion


Expanding practice snaps up files of collapsed firm

2 June 2015By

Express Solicitors now targeting further acqusitions helped by bank financing.


Whiplash panel entry rules ‘anti-competitive’

21 May 2015By

MedCo seeking advice on eligibility criteria after biggest providers register multiple applications.

All Personal injury