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Personal injury: Untraced drivers and rights

24 July 2017By Malcolm Johnson

Protections afforded to Howe must be secured.

Tom Collins

Digital pirates – on a sinking ship?

17 July 2017By Tom Collins

CJEU decision could make file-sharing sites constitute as copyright infringement.


Local Government: Scope of power to prosecute

10 July 2017By Nicholas Dobson

R v AB and others raises questions about the powers of local authorities.


Legal update: media law - The right of erasure

3 July 2017By Hanna Basha, Nick Grant

Most social media sites have no age restriction for registration and children are free to interact with the online community as they see fit. Even where they do not post information themselves, a child’s image will often feature in pictures posted by friends and family.

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Dr Jane Martin chair, Legal Services Consumer Panel

Public satisfied with lawyers - but consumer panel still not happy

18 July 2017By

Satisfaction levels and trust in lawyers rising slightly, while unbundling is failing to take off.

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Net closes on solicitors involved in bogus holiday claims

20 July 2017By

Claims management regulator reveals fresh efforts to stamp out rogue elements of industry.

Railing decorations outside Law Society HQ Chancery Lane

MoJ backs 'current framework' for regulation

19 July 2017By

Legal Services Board told to address perception it has over-extended its remit.

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Richard keen

Likely date revealed for discount rate decision

19 July 2017By

Justice minister reaffirms commitment to '100% principle' over personal injury damages.


'Alternative was insolvency': Slater and Gordon investors settle for £21.6m

11 July 2017By

Company makes ’in principle’ agreement to settle shareholders’ claims without admitting liability.

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