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Sex abuse victim wins record-breaking compensation

An abuse victim has been awarded more than £1.1m in damages, the biggest ever award in the UK courts for a survivor of child sexual abuse

17 Aug 2020

Reduced sentences for early guilty pleas may be discarded

The Law Society calls for a “consistent approach” in giving credit on sentencing for guilty pleas

10 Aug 2020

Effect of covid-19 on firms ‘not as bad as feared’

Covid-19 has dwarfed Brexit as the key challenge to law firms but its overall impact has not been as bad as feared, a report has concluded

29 Jul 2020

Ideology without compassion

Susanna Heley calls for collaboration between the regulators where there is overlapping jurisdiction

28 Jul 2020

'Floodgates' warning prompted by plan to legalise remote wills witnessing

Lawyers warn of a floodgate of disputes after the government announced it will legalise remote witnessing of wills retrospectively from 31 J

27 Jul 2020

Clarifying business interruption policies

A test case by the financial regulator should clarify where business interruption insurance policies should pay out, says Lauren Cormack

23 Jul 2020

Government launches 10 Nightingale Courts

Lord Chancellor unveils 10 ‘Nightingale Courts’ to tackle backlog of cases

21 Jul 2020

Government ‘unlawfully’ tried to overrule parliament’s intentions

A legal challenge is being brought against the government by BDB Pitmans for deciding to abandon laws passed by parliament

20 Jul 2020

Face-to-face client meetings mustn't be left behind

Lawyers have been urged not to leave face-to-face client communication behind as they emerge from the covid-19 crisis, following a recent survey 

17 Jul 2020

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