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Medical evidence – foreign law

What is the correct approach to obtaining expert evidence in a PI case following a foreign accident, in which the foreign ‘applicable law’ applies?

The starting point is Wall [2014] in ...

Procedure – Court of Appeal

HM Courts Service has published new guidance for solicitor advocates and counsel on preparing and commencing criminal appeal proceedings in the Court of Appeal. The guidance reflects, in part, the fact that the court’s jurisdiction ...

SDLT 3% – residential

As is well known, the additional 3% will apply on residential purchases by individuals (buying a freehold or lease of at least seven years) of a single dwelling, if conditions A to D are met:...

Working time – no injury to feelings

The power to award compensation for breach of the Working Time Regs 1998 is silent as to whether it includes a power to award compensation for injury to feelings. The EAT has confirmed that it ...

Rates – multi-lets

What happens if a business occupies more than one floor of a multi-storey building? If the two floors are next to each other there will usually be no problem in getting those two ...

Social media – downside

Marketers are always exalting law firms to embrace social media to spread the firm’s brand. As a counter-balance it should not be forgotten that badly judged postings can virtually destroy a brand. For ...

Wrongful trading – costs?

The High Court has recently held that liquidators and administrators are not able to recover their own costs and expenses for investigating a wrongful trading claim from the directors of a company (even if there ...

Costs – group litigation

It can be very difficult to establish who is the ‘winner’ in group litigation. For instance, some of the group claimants who succeed in their claim will feel that they have ‘won’, but ...

Procedure – name changes

    It is not uncommon for family practitioners to be involved in name changes for clients, for instance, on family breakdown, civil partnership and same-sex marriages. While         the overwhelming majority of ...


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