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

Mr Justice Coulson

Late amendments and scope of judges

29 June 2015By Masood Ahmed

A recent Court of Appeal judgment illustrates how the circumstances of the particular case will determine if an adverse costs order is made.

Serious Fraud Office

Representation in SFO interviews

22 June 2015By Elly Proudlock

Does a person interviewed in a criminal investigation have the right to a solicitor of their choice?

Newbury cut

Court bundles – be warned

22 June 2015By Andrew Newbury

The run of recent cases on the issue is essential reading for practitioners if they wish to avoid being named and shamed.

Police station lamp, Muswell Hill, London

Criminal law changes

15 June 2015By Anthony Edwards

Amendments to laws on rehabilitation, sexual offences, legal aid, cautions and court procedure.

All legal updates

Port of Dover

Family and children

29 May 2015

Ex parte wardship proceedings were brought in respect of four children, all British citizens, as there were reasonable grounds for believing that the entire family had left the UK to join Islamic State in Syria.

Simply Pleasure


7 May 2015

The full judgment in Simply Pleasure’s challenge to local authorities charging fees that could be used to pay for enforcing a regulatory regime.

All law reports

Family court/Court of Protection

Judge’s ‘grave’ concern at solicitor’s relationship with client

30 June 2015By

Conduct in family battle reported to regulator by solicitor himself.

Slater & Gordon new

Slater and Gordon shares crash following reporting errors

29 June 2015By Gazette newsdesk

Australia-listed firm has engaged EY to help answer questions from market watchdogs, as one fund manager highlights 'red flags' in accounts.

All Regulation and compliance


Savings on clin neg claims come at a greater cost

30 June 2015By

The government has moved quickly to sway opinion on NHS costs. The fightback must begin immediately.

Jonathan Goldsmith

Playing politics over Europe

29 June 2015By

‘Better regulation’ may be a clever political ploy, but is it good for Europe?

Talent management and the law

29 June 2015By Gifty Edila

A policy of ‘poshness’ excludes real talent. Firms that support diversity initiatives are best placed to get the best people.

All opinion

Wheelchair tennis pic

Firm serves up £25k

29 June 2015

Lancashire Disability Rackets Club has received sponsorship of £25,000 from specialist serious injury firm Serious Law.

High Court

Recorder wrong to make fraud link to PI firm, court rules

24 June 2015By

Solicitors practice took case to judicial review after fraud finding in its absence.

All Personal injury