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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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Councillor disqualification

30 November 2017By Nicholas Dobson

The government is considering the disqualification criteria for councillors and mayors – and practitioner feedback is welcome

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Criminal: General defences

27 November 2017By Anthony Edwards

In R v Riddell [2017] EWCA Crim 413 the court confirmed that self-defence can potentially be a defence to allegations of both dangerous and careless driving.

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Litigation – 2017 in review

27 November 2017By Georgina Squire

BPE Solicitors v Hughes-Holland [2017] UKSC 21, a solicitors’ negligence claim, was the Supreme Court’s first opportunity to review the 20-year-old House of Lords SAAMCO principle, which underpins the calculation of loss in professional negligence claims. The court reaffirmed the SAAMCO judgment, referred to by Lord Sumption as ‘one of ...

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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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Personal injury firms warned over claims farmer links

15 December 2017By

Warning notice to the personal injury sector is a second public caution in two years.

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SRA ponders penalties for failure to publish complaints data

14 December 2017By

Research claims that vast majority of consumers want more transparency from law firms.

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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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News focus: Damage limitation for clinical negligence

6 November 2017By

Claimant lawyers will cry foul, but politicians and civil servants are starting to talk about tort reform to stem the haemorrhaging of cash in clinical negligence actions.

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