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Rupert Earle

Katie Hopkins and serious harm

10 April 2017

On 10 March Mr Justice Warby handed down judgment in Monroe v Hopkins, finding for the claimant and awarding £24,000 in damages for the publication of two defamatory tweets.

Ryan Giggs, in his divorce from Stacey Giggs

Privacy and financial remedy proceedings

3 April 2017

Ryan Giggs, in his divorce from Stacey Giggs, is the latest high-profile individual to seek press reporting restrictions in respect of financial remedy proceedings in the family court.

Heather ilott

Testamentary freedom – Ilott v The Blue Cross and others

27 March 2017By Lesley King

Judgment finally lays to rest this extraordinarily long-running litigation saga.


Rights of audience rules

21 March 2017By Len Crowder

How do two recent judgments affect barristers acting as solicitor’s agents?

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Partners handed extra sanctions over £573k Axiom loan

20 April 2017By

Tribunal required to reconsider penalties after successful appeal by SRA.

Neil buckley

LSB wants 'step change' in price transparency

19 April 2017By

Regulators given until end of June to show how they will ensure consumers have more information when choosing a provider.

All Regulation and compliance


Leasehold property guide released

20 March 2017By

A conveyancing trade body is stepping up efforts to highlight concerns over leasehold properties with fresh guidance for consumers.


Firm paid £333k to fraudster who hijacked client’s email

16 March 2017By

London practice says it has changed procedures and increased training since 2015 transaction.

All Property


Six weeks to plead on PI discount rate

3 April 2017By

Lord chancellor offered comfort to claimant lawyers by saying victims should be paid damages that compensate them ‘fully’.

Relief for claimant solicitors as Supreme Court backs assignment of CFAs

29 March 2017By

Ruling upholds recoverability of success fees and premiums in agreements made before Jackson reforms.

All Personal injury



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