22 October 2018
Authorities are working to reduce recoverable costs, not actual costs, and this is only making litigation less cost-effective.
A reminder that anything can happen in the courtroom.
Requisitions: who’s wasting whose time?
Tackling the ’So what do you do?’ question at a party doesn’t have to be tricky.
15 October 2018
Solicitor members of SDT jealously guard reputation of the profession.
NHS Resolution has the opportunity to make representations over all costs budgets.
As J Howard Shelley observes, costs are absurdly complex.
Profession needs to be aware that ability trumps background.
1 October 2018
Encourage those who come to the bar as a second career.
Time to simplify absurdity of costs arrangements.
Savings from Civil Liability Bill won’t be passed on by insurers any time soon.
17 September 2018
What has played out in recent weeks in the ’Roxy v Ryan punch that wasn’t’ bears a resemblance to what our courts face on a daily basis when criminal allegations are made.
The Court of Appeal’s judgment in SFO v ENRC has been strongly welcomed by our major corporate clients.
Why should an umarried couple be awarded all of the benefits and protection that comes with being married?
I am currently confronted by what appears to be an intractable problem regarding the creation of a trustee bank account.
3 September 2018
Since the early 1970s the number of people getting married has steadily fallen while the number of cohabiting couples has increased. In 2016 there were 3.3m cohabiting couples.
I have previously identified the unqualified necessity for the independence of action and decision-making of the Parole Board to remain intact in the wake of the furore over the John Worboys case.
We welcome the High Court’s ruling striking down the lord chancellor’s scheme to cut criminal legal aid for some of the most complicated and difficult Crown court cases.
6 August 2018
Andrew was a resolute, resourceful, committed and highly respected defender of solicitors facing disciplinary action.
I am compelled to write in respect of the state of the courts.
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