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'Don't swell the ranks with solicitors' - bar fights training reforms

19 September 2018By

Future Bar Training proposals would 'unacceptably dilute the high standards rightly required of practising barristers', Bar Council warns.

SRA London

Solicitors still in the dark over waivers granted to rival businesses

18 September 2018By

SRA pledged in June to publish details of rules waivers, but nothing has yet materialised.

All Regulation and compliance


Negligent firm to pay claimant £78k - despite her 'tainted with illegality' purchase

14 September 2018By

Court of Appeal judge finds ‘no public interest’ in allowing firm to avoid its professional obligations.

Business and Property Court, Rolls Building, London

Shorter trials scheme goes permanent

7 September 2018By

Amendments to Civil Procedure Rules will provide for the Shorter Trials Scheme to operate from next month in the Business and Property Courts.

All Property

Medical records new

Solicitors' patient data demands anger GPs

17 September 2018By

Tensions are rising between doctors and solicitors as GP surgeries complain of being bombarded with requests for free copies of patient records.

Demolition derby

Crash course in whiplash

10 September 2018

Last week’s Commons debate on the Civil Liability Bill lasted three-and-a-half hours, forcing MPs to miss the latest episode of Great British Bake Off.

All Personal injury

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