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Offences – assault; emergency workers

The Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018 follows the increasing number of assaults on emergency workers in the ...

Allotments – protection

With the increasing pressure to build new homes, there is a possibility that areas designated for allotments might be under threat of ...

Interim costs order – when to exercise

The Gazette reports on an interesting County Court case where an interim costs order has been granted to solicitors where the full value of the claim will not be quantified until ...

Letters of intent – beware

When trying to conclude a commercial deal it is tempting for the parties to use a ‘letter of intent’ to cover the points they cannot agree ...

Children – standard of proof

The Court of Appeal refused F’s appeal against the judge’s findings in care proceedings under Part IV CA 1989 that he had sexually abused his daughter ...

Probate fees – increase

The much-criticised increase in probate fees comes into effect in April 2019 and apply whether or not a solicitor is ...

Service charges – recovery of more than 100%?

We reported in our February 2019 edition (p24) that the RICS Code of Practice Service Charges in Commercial Property (1st edition) comes into force on 1 April ...

NDA – ignoring!

Recently, some employees have spoken publicly about sexual harassment in breach of NDA confidentiality ...

SRA – Standards and Regulations introduced November 2019

We reported in our February 2019 edition (p32) and March 2019 edition (p33) that the SRA is phasing in its introduction of the new ’Standards and Regulations’ which will replace the 2011 ...

LiP – keep informed?

We do not usually report on changes which are not yet in force. However, litigators have been warned to expect changes to the processes relating to litigants in person which might come into ...

Reliance on off-the-cuff ‘advice’

Each month we consider conduct and practice issues relevant to busy practitioners. This month we will consider reliance on comments made by solicitors which were not intended to be ‘advice’

Defective Premises Act – L liable

The CA has held that a social L was liable to a T for injury caused due to a faulty drain ...


Most-read articles

Probate fees – increase
Tuesday, 09 April 2019
The much-criticised increase in probate fees comes into effect in April 2019 and apply whether or not a solicitor is involved.  Read more...
SRA – Standards and Regulations introduced November 2019
Tuesday, 09 April 2019
We reported in our February 2019 edition (p32) and March 2019 edition (p33) that the SRA is phasing in its introduction of the new ’Standards and Regulations’ which will replace the 2011... Read more...
LiP – keep informed?
Tuesday, 09 April 2019
We do not usually report on changes which are not yet in force. However, litigators have been warned to expect changes to the processes relating to litigants in person which might come into effect on... Read more...
Interim costs order – when to exercise
Tuesday, 09 April 2019
The Gazette reports on an interesting County Court case where an interim costs order has been granted to solicitors where the full value of the claim will not be quantified until 2022. Read more...
Defective Premises Act – L liable
Tuesday, 09 April 2019
The CA has held that a social L was liable to a T for injury caused due to a faulty drain cover. Read more...
Service charges – recovery of more than 100%?
Tuesday, 09 April 2019
We reported in our February 2019 edition (p24) that the RICS Code of Practice Service Charges in Commercial Property (1st edition) comes into force on 1 April 2019. Read more...
Allotments – protection
Tuesday, 09 April 2019
With the increasing pressure to build new homes, there is a possibility that areas designated for allotments might be under threat of development. Read more...
Children – standard of proof
Tuesday, 09 April 2019
The Court of Appeal refused F’s appeal against the judge’s findings in care proceedings under Part IV CA 1989 that he had sexually abused his daughter (Y). Read more...
NDA – ignoring!
Tuesday, 09 April 2019
Recently, some employees have spoken publicly about sexual harassment in breach of NDA confidentiality obligations.  Read more...
Offences – assault; emergency workers
Tuesday, 09 April 2019
The Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018 follows the increasing number of assaults on emergency workers in the UK.  Read more...

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