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

Glamorgan council

Local government: cuts to library provision

16 January 2017By Nicholas Dobson

When local authorities plan to reduce, restructure or rationalise library services, litigation often results.

Mr Justice Mostyn

Family: sharing foreign pensions on divorce

9 January 2017By Andrew Newbury

How will a significant change from established practice affect the court’s power to rule on foreign pensions?


Patent infringement claims in China

23 December 2016

A Canadian company's action against Sony could have wider significance for patent litigation claims.


Pay-for-delay rulings under appeal

5 December 2016By Miranda Cole

Appeals have potentially significant ramifications for the upcoming Competition Appeal Tribunal hearings in the GSK paroxetine case.

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‘Para-law’ firm boasts of bypassing solicitors

20 January 2017By

Legal Case Management says it can hive off the bulk of case work to ‘skilled, unregulated paralegals’.

Solicitor struck off after abandoning his firm

20 January 2017By Gazette reporter

Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal rules Mohammed Zahir Uddin’s conduct ‘utterly disgraceful’.

All Regulation and compliance

UK houses

Support for leasehold reform gathers momentum

18 January 2017By

Representative bodies including the Law Society encouraged by government response as they continue to highlight frustrations.

VAT on searches – new guidance for conveyancers

5 January 2017By Gazette newsdesk

Local councils may begin charging at any time from now until 31 March, Society warns.

All Property

High Court

Insurers lose High Court discount rate challenge

20 January 2017By

ABI accuses the government of ‘caving in’ to the demands of personal injury lawyers.

Carter lawsign

Law firm rescue saves 44 jobs – but creditors could lose £3m

19 January 2017By

Carter Law placed into liquidation and remains of the firm bought by former director.

All Personal injury