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Accountancy body granted right to carry out probate work

19 January 2018By

Association of Chartered Certified Accounts hails ‘important development’.


Munby warns against 'adversarial and punitive' care proceedings

17 January 2018By

Local authorities should think long and hard before removing seriously disabled children from their parents.

Professor Philip Pettit

Obituary: Philip Pettit, legal scholar

8 December 2017By Charles Pettit

Renowned academic and author of Equity and the Law of Trusts dies at 92.


'Deplorable' solicitor plundered bed-bound client's account

8 December 2017By

Hertfordshire lawyer abused his position as attorney to transfer money to his account - and to pay SRA’s costs.

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Laura Devine

Future status of EU citizens and families

15 January 2018By Laura Devine

On 8 December 2017 the European Commission and UK government issued a Joint Report on the progress of article 50 talks to date. A week later the stage was set to proceed.

Mogers drewett luke watson

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.

High court

Establishing fraudulent calumny

4 December 2017

Christodoulides v Marcou considers whether trial judge applied the correct legal principles for establishing fraudulent calumny.

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16 January 2018

A transgender father’s appeal against a refusal for direct contact with his five children who belonged to the Charedi Jewish community allowed and remitted for reconsideration.

Supreme Court

Council vicariously liable for abuse committed by foster parents

26 October 2017By Andrew Warnock QC

Lawyers will need to pay close attention to local authority contracts with independent fostering agencies.

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Worboys: searching questions

15 January 2018By Malcolm Fowler

For the Parole Board to have its vital independence of decision-making diluted would be bad news for our handling of offender rehabilitation.

Breaking point

15 January 2018By Richard Male

I am sure that John Greenwood (Gazette, 20 November) is by no means the only solicitor to have suffered at the hands of a disappointed opponent.

Stay lucky

15 January 2018By John Greenwood

A dignitary interviewed on the radio the other day was asked what had been the most important factor in his life – the answer was luck. Looking back on a long legal career, I realise how vital this was.

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DAVID MERCER of 79 Keswick Avenue, Oldham died 31st August 2017. Anyone knowing of a Will please contact or telephone 0114 2511111.

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