What happens when two professional bodies receive a virtually identical complaint about a member concerning a breach of their rules, code or principles?
The emerging revelations about sex abuse in football suggest mistakes were made. How can we ensure they are not repeated?
I look at a package of further measures released by the Financial Conduct Authority.
With the Court of Appeal no longer hearing challenges to local family courts, the court system is at breaking point.
Richard Allen considers what solicitors need to do if the proposed fixed-costs regime materialises.
The complex task of advising children and families could soon become virtually impossible.
There is much to be welcomed in the SRA’s second consultation on reforms to the qualification process.
Your regulator has set out a fuller picture of how the solicitors of the future might qualify.
Latest Hutton Committee bill of costs can be an effective tool in resolution of disputes.
No amount of time is ever wasted in trying to reach an amicable settlement.
Profound changes to the way justice is done are welcome – but transforming the system raises urgent questions.
For many firms it is imperative that they invest in inter-generational excellence and train young lawyers to focus on what lies ahead.
Solicitors will play a key role as Wales moves closer to the operation of devolved taxes.
Advice for firms that are unsuccessful in the MoJ’s latest procurement for its controversial contracts.
Plans designed to offer a solution to the housing crisis are being frustrated by legislative anomalies and an over-zealous approach.
Working as an arbitrator at the Rio Olympics was the highlight of my career.
A new movement aims to highlight the problems still faced by these groups and to end discrimination against them.
A recent decision in Hong Kong may have powerful repercussions for the concept of LPP.
The law has a dubious history with large-scale IT projects. Will Briggs’ reforms actually work?
What are the implications for advisers when the vendor goes bankrupt mid-way through the sale?
Law firms will routinely tap into valuable data that is currently unstructured.
‘Parental alienation’ is a widely recognised phenomenon in North America but we have a long way to go.
Amid the pressure and unpredictability of disputes, the principles of project management can and should be applied.
The introduction of fixed fees in clinical negligence claims could have grave and unintended consequences.
There is much to like in the new proposed SRA codes of conduct and accounts rules.
What does a vote to leave the EU mean for family law practitioners?
Thursday’s referendum will have far-reaching consequences for EU patent litigation.
Three years on we are still lacking definitive guidance on ‘fundamental dishonesty’.
A specialist dispute resolution forum like the employment tribunals could help offer legal redress and change culture.
The LCJ’s intervention is unlikely to herald a fundamental rethink about the balance between arbitration and litigation.
Northern cities such as Sheffield offer many opportunities for southern law firms to gain competitive advantage and reduce costs by relocating part of their operations there.
Civil justice is quite simply not available to the majority of ordinary individuals and small businesses.
St Ives in Cornwall has made the most determined effort yet to block second homes. But fundamental questions remain.
Transparency for limited liability partnerships – a new statutory register.
The implications of R v Jogee for the Criminal Cases Review Commission.
A set of local coroner services with widely varying investigation outcomes fails the bereaved.
Now that legislation has enabled more widespread restorative justice, criminal defenders must understand the process.
Practitioners must exercise extreme caution when dealing with potential subtle brain injury.
The use of technology in litigation disclosure looks set to become more common following a landmark judgment.
The Administrative Court has sent a message to the tribunals that their decisions are properly reviewable.
Parties should steer clear of using permissive language in dispute resolution clauses.
The Supreme Court recently clarified two key areas of commercial contracts.