Practice points

Taylor Wessing insight day

Offering students an insight into law

14 October 2019By Callum Macauley

How Taylor Wessing mentors disadvantaged students.


Must solicitors be paragons of virtue?

30 September 2019By Gregory Treverton-Jones QC

Regulation: double standards.

Nick Vamos

No-deal is a bad deal for criminal justice

30 September 2019By Nick Vamos



Professional indemnity insurance: have you notified all claims?

2019-09-26T09:27:00+01:00By Gary Horswell

You must notify your current insurer of any outstanding claims before policies expire.

Georgina Squire

Derivative actions and unfair prejudice petitions

23 September 2019By Georgina Squire

Shareholder claims


Data protection law and employee monitoring

2019-09-20T13:55:00+01:00By Chris Tutton

Although a contentious issue in the workplace, employee monitoring is an increasingly necessary practice for employers.


Freelance solicitors: a threat to the direct access bar

2019-09-16T10:42:00+01:00By Paul Bennett

Similarities between the freelance solicitor model and the existing direct access barrister model should be cause for concern.

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Managing your online reputation

16 September 2019By Noura Abughris

Social media.

Donna Goldsworthy

How no-deal will affect UK courts

9 September 2019

International disputes


Failing the test


Official reports on the ‘super-exam’ pilot raise far more questions than they answer, says the Association of Law Teachers. The SRA must disclose more information to assess whether the new SQE will be fit for purpose.

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Opening statement in police interviews is still an important strategy

2019-07-25T08:56:00+01:00By Ed Cape, Matthew Hardcastle

The need for a defence lawyer to make an opening statement has been questioned, with some arguing its dangers.

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A disciplinary concept that still has value

22 July 2019By John Gould

What is integrity?

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Why married farmers should consider legal protection


Divorce is never easy but with a farm involved, even the judiciary admit, finances can be ‘notoriously difficult to resolve’.

Andrew Hill

Securities litigation – the third limb

15 July 2019By Gavin Foggo, Andrew Hill

Corporate governance.

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Incinerate and litigate

2019-06-19T15:15:00+01:00By Robert Jackson, Douglas Fraser

The potential nuisance, personal injury and health risks associated with the incineration of waste.


An ordinary word given an extraordinary meaning

17 June 2019By Gregory Treverton-Jones QC, Nigel West

What is ‘integrity’?

Julian Bubb Humfryes

English courts and cross-border cases

17 June 2019By John Bramhall, Julian Bubb Humfryes

Approach to evidence in civil litigation.

Money laundering

Time to get your risk assessments in order

10 June 2019By Amasis Saba

SRA report highlights shortcomings in firms’ anti-money laundering measures.

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Making more of the digital badge

3 June 2019By Rachel Roche

Logos are powerful icons of identity so the SRA digital badge is a missed opportunity.

Child and guardian

Parental alienation in criminal cases

2019-05-29T09:47:00+01:00By June Venters QC

It is not a matter confined to the family court.


Government ministers wrong to attack decision to grant legal aid to ‘Isis Bride’

2019-05-16T14:37:00+01:00By Frederick Saugman

Such public and political attacks show worrying disregard for the rule of law.


Law and advance plans on dying

2019-05-15T15:00:00+01:00By Victoria Butler-Cole QC

Not all decisions need go to the Court of Protection.

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We need to change the culture

13 May 2019By Elizabeth Rimmer

Should we better regulate how law firms treat their staff?


Penalised for putting things right

6 May 2019By Gregory Treverton-Jones QC

Why can’t a conflict of interest be cured?

Nikki edwards

Clarity on the Angel Bell exception

6 May 2019By Nikki Edwards

Post-judgment freezing orders are becoming increasingly popular, and with good reason.


Deafness and the justice system

2019-04-17T16:30:00+01:00By Dr Elizabeth Wakeland

Individuals’ level of hearing loss will impact on their ability to participate in legal proceedings, whether criminal, family or civil.

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'On a first-name basis' with a tribunal member

2019-04-16T15:51:00+01:00By Nick Storrs, Ryan Cable

Arbitrators and counsel must be sensitive to the perception of bias in a market known to be characteristically 'warm and friendly'.

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Failing to prevent economic crime

2019-04-09T10:16:00+01:00By Michael Goodwin QC, Michelle Sloane, Aimee Riese

Many have called for a new failure to prevent fraud offence, but its potential effectiveness is up for debate.

Shannon moore

What we learned from taking the ‘super-exam’

8 April 2019By Shannon Moore, Emily McArthur

Piloting the SQE.

David greene

A missed opportunity to revisit reform

8 April 2019By David Greene

LASPO Part 2 review.

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