Individuals’ level of hearing loss will impact on their ability to participate in legal proceedings, whether criminal, family or civil.
Arbitrators and counsel must be sensitive to the perception of bias in a market known to be characteristically 'warm and friendly'.
Many have called for a new failure to prevent fraud offence, but its potential effectiveness is up for debate.
The 10-year storage limit for frozen eggs is outdated, discriminatory and needs to change.
The legal sector is rife with oppression, exploitation and inequality. Could private equity, and other financial investment vehicles, form part of the solution?
Some of the key changes and how they are working out in practice.
Bereaved are not litigants pursuing multi-million pound cases through the courts.
2009 research showed that as a profession we are more likely to suffer from mental ill-health.
Decision to strip citizenship from Ms Begum is likely to be wrong in domestic and international law.
IRA pub bombings continue to raise questions about multi-death investigations.
The country’s world-leading position in the legal services market for high stakes litigation will not be easily toppled.
The Welsh Revenue Authority took on the task of administering the first Welsh taxes introduced in almost 800 years.
Charitable organisations which are sponsors must revisit current practices to avoid unpleasant surprises.
In Qatar v United Arab Emirates the International Court of Justice reaffirmed its legitimacy as an independent mechanism for the peaceful resolution of disputes.
As the EAW mechanism becomes less viable in parts of the EU, the UK should consider if it wants to remain in the EAW deal after Brexit.
Balance must be redressed so museums are better funded to acquire national treasures.
Communication is key to concluding a transaction successfully.
Where fraud or dishonesty is alleged in cases, the pleader is entitled to rely on facts which justify inference of dishonesty.
Courts are not proving eager to extend the scope of litigation privilege, meaning companies must remain vigilant regarding internal communications.
Better understanding of Hong Kong markets will greatly assist the UK legal profession in handling foreign enquiries and understanding their clientele, writes Tiffany Wan.
Challenges in GDPR, anti-money laundering, claims and insurance, and professional regulation lie in the year ahead.
Legal aid spending – civil or criminal – is the choice of the state and, in that sense, it is all truly discretionary, says James Harper.
European Investigation Orders are a form of mutual legal assistance useful both to defence and prosecution, but uncertainty surrounds their future.
Dealing with accusations that one parent has ‘turned’ the mind of a child against the other.
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.
A combination of modified legal weapons and various innovative service methods made for a groundbreaking judgment in a banking fraud case earlier this year.
The ‘7P’ process
Many are beginning to question whether, in commercial disputes, the benefits of oral witness evidence are really proportionate to the time and cost incurred.
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.
What is the current state of play following plans announced two years ago to improve the courts and tribunals system?
Solicitors point out that every residential conveyancing transaction is different – so how to deal with ‘price transparency’ requirements that assume the service is commoditised?
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.
Individuals who go to court without a lawyer can jeopardise their right to a fair trial.
Quantifying diminution of value as a form of damages poses problems for litigators and the courts.
The ‘7P’ process
Some pitfalls to watch out for for those active on social media.
A merger, sale or IPO should be a streamlined process approved by senior management.
Firms have a duty to make reasonable adjustments for staff with autism spectrum disorder.
Owens put divorce law reform high up on the agenda – now it’s time for the government to act.