Technical legal practice

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.

Trauma by computer

Richard Barr is ready for a holiday after an epic technology meltdown

Cats and dogs: a lesson in unregistered IP rights

If it’s your perception that intellectual property has little to do with commercial property, you are wrong, as Michael Edenborough QC explains

Vegan’s belief system protected under equality law

Ethical veganism satisfies the legal tests required to amount to a philosophical belief for the purposes of equality law, an employment judge has determined.

New lead generation model to ensure PI firms’ viability

A new lead generation model, guaranteeing law firms that they will only pay for the volume and type of personal injury enquiries they receive, has been unveiled by legal marketing collective First4Lawyers.

New guidelines to be written for pre-birth care proceedings

Nuffield Family Justice Observatory (NFJO) has pledged to develop the first national, evidence-based guidelines for professionals undertaking care proceedings involving newborn babies.

Prophet and loss

Jonathan Wheeler highlights how recent developments reflect issues he’s pondered here through the year