Couple had assumed their divorce was finalised in 2014 but mistakes by district judges led to fears that their decrees were void. Only the 'charity’ of the legal profession rescued them, says judge.
Post Office confirms it has made application to recuse Mr Justice Peter Fraser.
Gender pay gap widens slightly in most categories but data for other characteristics breaks new ground.
Lengthening NHS waiting times could lead to a rise in clinical negligence claims, the public spending watchdog warns today. But the NHS’s understanding of the looming problem is ‘limited’, according to the National Audit Office.
Insurance company appealed on basis doctor’s suspended sentence was too lenient.
John Guess was a former lawyer for the Welsh government.
Doughty Street Chambers' Mary-Rachel McCabe acted pro bono for Tony Rice.
International firm says black, asian and minority ethnic representation ’thins out at the most senior levels’.
More than 3,000 requisitions sent every day after customers omit or supply inaccurate information.
Senior legal chiefs unsure what technology would make the best investment.
Court rules it a ‘virtual certainty’ that claimants will secure costs, despite quantum not known for three years.
Former client of HH Law says it was not made clear to her what she would end up paying in PI claim.
Lady Hale and Lord Reed advise against judges having their own accounts.
'Bare-knuckle fight' between principles that fraud unravels all and that litigation must end.
Appeal hears firm’s argument that its deductions from damages were clearly set out to client.
Exemptions to be offered for all foreign qualified lawyers but not on topic by topic basis.
Government says the Offensive Weapons Bill provides safeguards being sought by Magistrates' Association and others.
Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation to report next year on automated decision-making systems.
Firm says businesses need 'quality lawyers working flexibly'.
Some law firms showed a commitment to displaying parental benefits while others did not divulge any information.
Small specialist set of chambers 'vulnerable to unplanned events'.
Regulator will also impose digital badge requirement on all firms from November.
More than 40 solicitors have left practice in the past five years for misconduct related to money laundering.
Agency reveals it has been testing open banking technology as part of efforts to keep up with digital expectations.
NAHL says figures have also been affected by the cost of setting up a new law firm.
Nuffield Foundation report contrasts England and Wales' three-step procedure with those of other jurisdictions.
National Crime Agency boss was giving evidence to Joint Select Committee on the Draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill.
Hearing held in Manchester between parties who consented to take part through an online link.
Lord chancellor will today announce the immediate start of a review into the adjustment applied to personal injury damages.
Select committee told that some developer-recommended solicitors failed to advise buyers of onerous lease terms.
Neil Buckley says legal profession has much to learn from medical sector in how lawyers show continuing competence.
Kevin Barry was fined £3,000 for 2014 incident.
High Court finds adviser George Rusz and his firm Troy Lucas to have been negligent in clinical negligence case.
Legal sector chiefs attend to St Patrick’s Day events in US to promote Irish courts as a global forum.
Production of documents in London Bank Mellat case should trump concerns as to Iranian law.
A total of 4,594 lawyers became partners in 2017/18, the fourth consecutive year of growth.
The SDT’s ‘highest of expectations’ and the regulator’s desire for a ‘gold standard’ mean solicitors appear to be treated more harshly than barristers and other professionals in disciplinary cases.
According to rights campaigners, Nasrin Sotoudeh has been found guilty on seven charges.
Bribery Act is ‘exemplary’, said House of Lords committee.
FindMyClaims.com’s £124,436 fine was equivalent to just 1% of annual turnover.
Attorney general Geoffrey Cox QC MP managed to convey his view towards a tweet in a simple one-worded message.
Her Majesty’s Courts & Tribunals Service’s Facebook page is lagging behind in comparison to its Twitter counterpart.
A judge’s mention of a literary allusion in a ruling last week wasn’t lost on Gazette readers.
Early and late court sittings will be piloted for six months in Manchester and Brentford, west London.
Iain Miller says most firms have only done the bare minimum to comply - which could spur the SRA to further action.
Forensic Science Regulator wants funding system changed to raise standards.
Legal Services Board says it is expecting another application from Solicitors Regulation Authority.
Share offering is the most ambitious yet in the legal sector.
Gary Ackinclose struck off the roll after being found dishonest over email to client.
Office for Professional Body Anti-Money Laundering Supervision finds that regulators have more to do.
Ministry of Justice says it wants reforms to fairly pay for work done and limit perverse incentives.
Office for Budget responsibility says it expects new fees to be classified as a ’tax’.
Law Society is worried about the scale of immediate, radical change on the cards.
Burford Capital reveals 23% profit growth - and warns about ‘dabblers’ trying to enter the market.
No end in sight to austerity in the justice system, thinktank’s analysis suggests.
Gordon Caplan named in District Attorney’s Office documents.
SRA-regulated PPI specialist Findmyclaims says it has changed its marketing methods and quality controls.
Bribery Act 'an excellent piece of legislation', post-legislative scrutiny committee agrees.
His Honour Clifford Bellamy says behaviour in Court of Protection case did not meet expected standards.
Robert Buckland QC says users should ‘think carefully’ about their posts.
Administrators of City firm say financial position was ‘unmanageable’ by January amid heightened risk of SRA intervention.
Staff can be required to work between 7am to 7pm under the two-year deal.
Judge also rejects defendant’s contention that ATE premium was unreasonable.
Ahmar Hussain found to be a credible and honest witness as he sought to restart his career.
Probate fee statutory instrument is set to come into force in April.
Russell solicitor says lawyers should not have to represent families for free.
Reports emerge that Nasrin Sotoudeh also faces 148 lashes for various ’crimes’ in relation to human rights work.
Prime Minister claims to have secured ‘legally binding’ changes to the withdrawal agreement.
Richard Barca tells tribunal he was trying to help client who faced losing her home and livelihood.
Firm has revealed details of latest round of promotions.
Judgment also questions approach from another court to considering late applications.
Tribunal strikes off Bradford sole practitioner after finding of dishonesty.
Members set to be paid £19m from net proceeds of IPO.
New Law Society research confirms that tackling unconscious bias, fair pay and promoting widespread flexible working are key elements needed to achieve gender equality in the legal profession.
New body set up to advise judiciary on developments in artificial intelligence is dominated by judges.
House of Commons justice select committee called for written submissions of evidence for the £1bn court reform programme.
Global litigation funder Therium Access will provide funds necessary to pursue or defend claims.
Former army officer James Averill acted on relayed communications from the higher entity The Lord of the Scorpio Hierarchy.
Two solicitors have opened what they say is the UK’s first legal practice specialising in the protection of animals.
Treasury Select Committee says legislation should be introduced in time for next Queen’s speech.
Law Commission has been tasked with reviving the leasehold alternative to home ownership.
Alexia Zimbler had not completed appropriate training or registered with Bar Council.
Croydon Crown Court experiencing problems as HMCTS insists problem has been resolved.
Judge says solicitors can’t wait 'like Vladimir and Estragon' for opponent to make offer that might never come.
Mr Justice Fraser says department should have voluntarily handed over documents to unsuccessful bidder.
Bennett Briegal says instructions from lawyers have increased as rules become more complex.
Thousands of women lawyers reveal what is holding them back at work in landmark Law Society research. One factor is where they live.
HM Courts & Tribunals Service said it is experiencing problems with the Crown Court Digital Case System.