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Think local

Think local

Legal departments in local authorities are taking back in house the work they were once told to outsource and are even offering services to new 'clients', but will the new generation of lawyers have the requisite skills, ask Suzanne Bond and John Emms
Flushing out prosecutions

Flushing out prosecutions

A more restrictive definition of 'hunting' has helped to clarify some of the more ambiguous provisions of the Hunting Act but cases yet to be decided will bring further changes, say Kris Lines and Pippa Wilding
A fertile topic

A fertile topic

On the face of it the Yearworth case has merely resolved a narrow point on the ownership of sperm but it also re-opens a range of ethical and legal questions on the status of live body parts, says James Lawford Davies
The sting in the tail

The sting in the tail

Russell Conway has spent a lot of time on regulatory compliance lately, so when will he find time to put in those valuable billable hours?
What seat belts leave behind

What seat belts leave behind

Forensic evidence that can be called upon in establishing whether a crash victim has failed to wear a seat belt is vital in awarding damages, but gathering the evidence is a complex process, says Steve Parkin
Settling the matter

Settling the matter

Expert financial analysis is crucial to the assessment of personal injury damages, particularly where issues of capacity are concerned, says Stephen Ashcroft
Reporting the incident

Reporting the incident

Orthopaedic expert Michael Foy provides guidance on medicolegal report writing in personal injury practice
Doing it for the kids

Doing it for the kids

In child care cases, it is important to seek independent experts with well-recognised specialisms and ensure they are instructed early on in proceedings, says Kay Marriott
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