Practice points

June Venters

Parental alienation

4 December 2018By June Venters

Dealing with accusations that one parent has ‘turned’ the mind of a child against the other.

Grania Langdon-Down

Costs office ‘not a sausage-making machine’

3 December 2018By

Master Peter Haworth hopes e-bills will be introduced to lessen the workload of the Senior Courts Costs Office, but this won’t be any time soon.


Well-known tools can be adapted to fight new forms of fraud

27 November 2018By Sam Roberts, Rosie Wild

A combination of modified legal weapons and various innovative service methods made for a groundbreaking judgment in a banking fraud case earlier this year.

Mathew Rea

A new approach to witness evidence

19 November 2018By Mathew Rea

Many are beginning to question whether, in commercial disputes, the benefits of oral witness evidence are really proportionate to the time and cost incurred.

Mark Thomas

Grenfell and the right to free expression

14 November 2018By Mark Thomas

The arrests of six men for burning an effigy of the Grenfell Tower has pushed the issue of clarity between public and private expression back into the spotlight.

Roger Franklin

Reforming the courts: a half-time report

12 November 2018By Roger Franklin

What is the current state of play following plans announced two years ago to improve the courts and tribunals system?


Living in the moment

5 November 2018By

Can mindfulness for lawyers have the power to be transformative?

Eduardo Reyes coutout

Putting a price on conveyancing

29 October 2018By

Solicitors point out that every residential conveyancing transaction is different – so how to deal with ‘price transparency’ requirements that assume the service is commoditised?

Jason Woodland

One way or another: Choosing between criminal or civil remedies in fraud cases

19 October 2018By Jason Woodland

One of the first decisions a victim of fraud will have to make – often at a very distressing time and before all the facts are known – is whether they should make a criminal complaint to the authorities or pursue their own civil remedy.

Jonathan pearce

Sleep-ins and the national minimum wage

15 October 2018By Jonathan Pearce

Supreme Court bid for permission to appeal Mencap decision.

Grainne mc keever

‘Normalising’ the presence of LiPs

15 October 2018By Gráinne McKeever

Individuals who go to court without a lawyer can jeopardise their right to a fair trial.

David christopher

Wanted posters or political weapons?

8 October 2018By Christopher David, Nicholas Hearn

Are Interpol red notices being abused?

Georgina Squire

Calculating diminution in value

8 October 2018By Georgina Squire

Quantifying diminution of value as a form of damages poses problems for litigators and the courts.

Matt gingell

Social media for lawyers: A simple guide

21 September 2018

Some pitfalls to watch out for for those active on social media.

Eduardo reyes

One-way ticket to an uncertain destination

10 September 2018By

Clock is ticking on Solicitors Qualifying Exam.

David greene

Ministers paper over the cracks

3 September 2018By David Greene

Brexit clock is ticking.

Deal making

Is your LLP agreement fit for purpose if deal-makers come knocking?

17 August 2018By Zulon Begum

A merger, sale or IPO should be a streamlined process approved by senior management.


Managing autistic employees and partners

15 August 2018By Jay Bhayani

Firms have a duty to make reasonable adjustments for staff with autism spectrum disorder.

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Owens fallout: a damp squib or turning point?

8 August 2018By Andrew Watson

Owens put divorce law reform high up on the agenda – now it’s time for the government to act.


Effective deal-making: part 2

23 July 2018By Simon Haigh

The ‘7P’ process

Simon hartley

Navigating the MEES Regulations

9 July 2018By Simon Hartley, Ben Strange

Energy efficiency.

Nicolas heaton

Disclosure, directions and hot-tubbing

9 July 2018By Nicholas Heaton

Expert evidence.

Melanie Carter new

A general axiom of rational behaviour

2 July 2018By Melanie Carter, Claire Whittle

Public and regulatory: equal treatment.


Barristers are pressurised, but we’ve got it worse

25 June 2018By Ian Kelcey

Health check: wellbeing at work

New deal graph

Effective deal-making: part 1

11 June 2018By Simon Haigh

The power of the seven ‘Ps’

Michael Tyler

How to avoid a proportionality reduction

21 May 2018By Richard Foss, Michael Tyler

Practice point: costs


Do lawyers get in the way?

21 May 2018By Christopher Parr

Practice point: mediation.

Craig Ward

Attorneys and deputies as data controllers

17 May 2018By Craig Ward

GDPR is now likely to affect more attorneys/deputies than previously.


Are agreed outcomes working properly?

14 May 2018By Gregory Treverton-Jones QC, Jonathan Greensmith

Disciplinary proceedings.

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Future-proofing your firm

7 May 2018By

The annual Law Management Section conference looked at how law firms must face up to the future – or fall behind.

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White collar crime - David Green: an appreciation

23 April 2018By Elly Proudlock, Oliver Beeley

Departed SFO director put the much-maligned agency back on track. So what of its future?

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Artificial intelligence in the courtroom

9 April 2018By Damian Taylor, Natalie Osafo

The impact of AI on litigation.

Tony guise

Challenges for the Civil Justice Council

5 March 2018By Tony Guise

Tony Guise discusses the CJC review of alternative dispute resolution.

Wales assembly night

Wales: Devolved taxes and conveyancing

26 February 2018By Sean Bradley

Conveyancers undertaking property transactions in Wales will soon be subject to a new Welsh tax.

Georgina Squire

Dispute resolution: Changing litigation culture

26 February 2018By Georgina Squire

The Shorter Trials Scheme deserves to become a routine feature of dispute resolution.

David smith

We need a Housing Court

26 February 2018By David Smith

Tenants and good landlords are being let down by a lack of effective enforcement.

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Reform needed to protect cohabiting couples

22 February 2018By Joanne Raisbeck

It’s time the law caught up with the social shift toward cohabitation.

Gideon habel

Dealing with online reviews

12 February 2018

The ‘tripadvisorisation’ of the legal profession raises important regulatory considerations.

John Worboys

Parole and victims’ voices: legal fallout from the Worboys case

8 February 2018By Jonathan Doak

It would appear to be the first occasion where victims have been granted leave for judicial review.

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Litigation funding poised to go global

29 January 2018By Rosemary Ioannou

New and innovative products are establishing third-party funding as a staple of the UK claims market – other jurisdictions will follow

Teresa Peacock

Advising clients in US disputes

15 January 2018By Teresa Peacocke

UK solicitors are increasingly advising clients doing business in the US.

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Pictures that tell a story

8 January 2018By Geoffrey Bond

A charitable trust at the Rolls Building is teaching young and disadvantaged people about commercial law through art and outreach work

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Reforming the law on wills

5 January 2018By Luke Watson

Luke Watson has four predictions about the outcome of the Law Commission’s review on wills.

Jessica Parker

Sex, texts and disclosure

19 December 2017By Jessica Parker

Jessica Parker discusses the reasons behind disclosure failures in criminal proceedings in light of the Liam Allan case.

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