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The traveller's saviour

The traveller's saviour

The courts have sensibly construed section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act, allowing consumers the right to claim against credit card issuers for cancelled flights even when purchased abroad, says Daniel M Collins
Branded a criminal

Branded a criminal

Entering the US can be an ordeal, particularly for those who have found themselves on the wrong side of the law in the past, says Steven Heller
Practice trends: keep the trust

Practice trends: keep the trust

Traditional wealth management work is changing in many ways, however with inexperienced providers eager to become involved, will the area suffer from lack of technical knowledge and experience, asks Jenny Ramage
Poor, in debt and no lawyer

Poor, in debt and no lawyer

The judicial system is letting poor families down by its failure to prevent heavy handed prosecution of those unable to meet their civil debts, says Joanna Kennedy
The Firm: law but so much more

The Firm: law but so much more

My firm's occasional brainstorming meeting was held this year in a restaurant on the outskirts of Wisbech, Cambridgeshire in a street that had seen the full force of demolition contractors wielding bulldozers and large weights on cranes. The restaurant stood there bravely and defiant, the only building left amid a sea of destruction. It was a scene reminiscent of the bleak landscape of a Mad Max movie.
A flaw in the plan

A flaw in the plan

The provisions in the draft PPS6 are lacking in clarity and focus, and may make the decision-making process more complicated, says Robert Walton
Letting down the family

Letting down the family

Cutbacks in public funding for family work threaten to undermine the assertion of individual rights, leaving the vulnerable inadequately protected, say Lucy Theis QC and Stephen Cobb QC
Still a place for the Bar

Still a place for the Bar

The Legal Services Act heralds a new era in the delivery of legal services but it does not detract from the Bar's importance within the justice system as a whole, says Timothy Dutton QC
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