The Practical Lawyer

Home
About
CPD
Subscribe
Contact
The purpose of The Practical Lawyer is simple: to keep solicitors in touch with the latest developments in each area of the law.

The beauty of The Practical Lawyer is that we do the reading for you. The result is a digest that you can rely on. It is a quick and easy way of making sure you know what’s going on in your specialist area of activity.

And you can use our integrated CPD programme. It is convenient, easy to use, and excellent value!

Editor

Sources

When compiling The Practical Lawyer we look at many sources, including:

All England Law Reports All ER (Butterworths Tolley; 0845 370 1234)

Commercial Litigation Journal CLJ (Legalease; £125; 020 7396 9313)

Criminal Practitioners Newsletter CPN (The Law Society; free; 020 7242 1222)

Current Law CL (Sweet & Maxwell; 020 7449 1111)

Employment Law Bulletin ELB (Reed Business Information; £426; 020 8652 4653)

Employment Law Journal ELJ (Legalease; £160; 020 7396 9313)

Estates Gazette EG (includes Estates Gazette Case Summaries EGCS) (Estates Gazette Ltd; £177; 01444 445335)

Family Law FL (Jordan Publishing; £225; 0117 923 0600)

Family Law Journal FLJ (Legalease; £135; 020 7396 9313)

Financial Times

The In-House Lawyer IHL (Legalease; £145; 020 7396 9313)

Law Society’s Gazette LSG (Law Society; £120; 020 7242 1222)

Legal Business LB (Legalease; please ring 020 7396 9313)

New Law Journal NLJ (Butterworths Tolley; £253; 0845 370 1234)

PLC (Practical Law for Companies) PLC (Legal & Commercial Publishing; £495; 020 7981 2967)

PLC Property Law (www.practicallaw.com)

Personal Injury Law Journal PILJ (Legalease; £140; 020 7396 9313)

Property Law Journal PLJ (Legalease; £192; 020 7396 9313)

Solicitors’ Journal SJ (Waterlow; £229; 020 7549 8685)

The Times

Trusts and Estates Law & Tax Journal TELTJ (Legalease; £179; 020 7396 9313)

Weekly Law Reports WLR (Incorporated Council of Law Reporting; £410; 020 7242 6471)

Wills & Trusts Law Reports WTLR (Legalease; £399; 020 7396 9313)

plus we receive briefing notes and publications from over 40 law firms...

The Practical Lawyer is not a substitute for any of these publications, and our reviews and commentaries are written on the basis that today’s well-equipped solicitor will have access to all of them. In all instances, please refer to the original source material.

 

Most-read articles

Civil partnerships – heterosexual couples
Tuesday, 10 December 2019
The Civil Partnership (Opposite-sex Couples) Regulations 2019 are in force as of 2 December 2019 and permit heterosexual couples to enter into civil partnerships. Read more...
VAT reverse charge – postponed
Tuesday, 10 December 2019
 A useful article analyses the potential implications of the reverse charge on VAT, which was due to be introduced for specified construction services in October 2019 but which has now been... Read more...
Electronic communications – practitioners beware
Tuesday, 10 December 2019
 A useful article by Hardwicke Chambers reminds practitioners of the risks of a hasty or ill thought out email or social media post. The writer cites a situation where an email from a solicitor to... Read more...
Jurisdictional challenges – the basics
Tuesday, 10 December 2019
An article considers a recent SC case in which litigants have been criticised for the way in which jurisdictional challenges are being conducted. The case concerned a group of some 1,800 Zambian... Read more...
LiPs – tips for dealing
Tuesday, 10 December 2019
Litigants in person (LiPs) are on the increase due in part to legal aid cuts and an increase in the small claims limit. Maintaining the balance of treating LiPs fairly, while also acting in the best... Read more...
‘Elevation’ – front and rear of building
Tuesday, 10 December 2019
 A 99-year lease contained a covenant prohibiting T from making any alterations to the elevation or external decoration of the property. Read more...
L changing locks – an act of surrender?
Tuesday, 10 December 2019
There are various ways in which a leasehold estate in land may come to an end. One of these is surrender by operation of law. Sometimes the surrender of a lease does not take place by deed but is... Read more...
Beneficial ownership – reminder of key points
Tuesday, 10 December 2019
Practitioners who advise co-owners on the acquisition of property will find a recent article reviewing the case law on beneficial ownership very useful. The key points are: Read more...
Sanctions – vexatious litigant
Tuesday, 10 December 2019
In long-running divorce and financial remedy proceedings, R was found to be an ‘exceptionally vexatious litigant’ throughout. Mostyn J made a general civil restraint order and a protection from... Read more...
Disciplinary process – external bodies
Tuesday, 10 December 2019
 A useful article considers two recent cases on the issues that can arise for employers carrying out a disciplinary procedure when an external body becomes involved eg a regulatory body, police, a... Read more...

Resources

IAG International
Join the IBA now!
www.totallylegal.com
MSI Global Alliance
In House Lawyer