Practice Area

RTA small claims portal website goes live

The Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB) has unveiled the online portal for small injury personal injury claims ahead of the service’s launch on 6 April 2020.

Expanding the pot

Divorce lawyers could increase the value of a matrimonial pot by challenging an ‘unfair’ credit agreement, says David Bowden

The assumption of a duty of care

A public authority can assume responsibility towards someone by inference from its conduct towards them, as Laurence Toczek explains following the Supreme Court’s re-evaluation of the Caparo test

SDT questions why regulator's intervention was necessary

An experienced commercial partner who continued acting for several developers and buyer companies for months after admitting to a client there was a conflict of interests, was fined £10,000 and ordered to pay £40,000 in costs.  

Why we sue

An overwhelming need for certainty, autonomy, trust and status is driving the impulse to sue others, says Dr Bob Murray

Civil discontent

The criminal and family courts have made strides in support for vulnerable parties – are the civil courts finally about to catch up? Rachel Rothwell reports

Law Society welcomes delayed £20,000 rise in statutory legacy

The Law Society has voiced its approval for the announcement that there will be a £20,000 rise in the statutory legacy that a surviving partner is entitled to if their spouse or civil partner dies intestate with children.