Technical legal practice

Unduly lenient sentence scheme extended

More victims will be able to challenge prison sentences following an extension of the unduly lenient sentence scheme, announced by the Ministry of Justice today.

Legal services regulation dubbed inflexible in interim report

The current regulatory structure of legal services will struggle to meet the demands placed on it, according to the interim report of the independent review of legal services regulation.

A matter of intention

Mark Reading and Isabel Lich analyse the first application of the Franses conditional intention test for landlords in the context of telecommunications

Law Commission confirms validity of electronic signatures

The Law Commission has confirmed that electronic signatures can be used to execute documents and are, in most cases, a viable alternative to handwritten ones.

SRA consults on solicitor advocates

Changes to the assessment of solicitor advocates and qualifying requirements for undertaking advocacy in serious youth court cases have been proposed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

To botox or not to botox?

Botched cosmetic surgery could lead to criminal convictions for the practitioner not to mention compensation claims

Regulation: a catalyst for innovation?

Alison Hook queries whether regulation is the stumbling block between the profession and a meaningful legal technology breakthrough