Using legislation from 1996 to determine whether someone is employed, self-employed or a worker is unsatisfactory.
Legal duties have moved to centre stage in a fight over freedom of speech in higher education establishments.
Are students and their parents aware that schools are monitoring online activities even when at home?
Motor Insurers Bureau updates agreement for accidents involving untraced drivers, including ‘hit and runs’ and motorcyclists losing control due to diesel spills.
I was apprehensive about settlement conferences for public law cases, but a pilot scheme in Devon has made me rethink.
Law Commission report on Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty.
The ongoing expansion of corporate criminal liability carries new risks for legal advisers.
Law firms have multiple challenges, not only legal and regulatory, but also commercial.
The Jehovah’s Witnesses organisation is facing an international abuse scandal on a scale akin to the Catholic Church.
The EU has stepped in to ‘kick-start’ a meaningful discussion on the legislative direction of artificial intelligence.
There is an increasing potential for allegations of wrongdoing to feature in commercial litigation and arbitration.
The Court of Protection has exhibited a robust approach to the exercise of its costs jurisdiction.
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.