Practice Notes: Education

Bar fury over "cost-cutting" VHCC scheme

Barristers have reacted angrily to an announcement from the LSC today that one option for 'very high cost' criminal cases would be to extend the limits for

02 Dec 2009

Fit for purpose

Jane Ching examines Lord Hunt’s recommendations on education, qualification and CPD, and his focus on competence as a pre-requisite for being professionall

17 Nov 2009

Concentrating the mind

The role of the mental health tribunals is changing, but it remains to be seen how a shift from a medical to a legal approach will balance patients’ rights

10 Nov 2009

Update: clinical negligence

Jock Mackenzie reviews cases involving doctors’ breach of duty, including allegations of misdiagnosis, failure to seek specialist evidence and evidentia

10 Nov 2009

Well trained

Firms withdrawing training contracts must act fairly and in a non-discriminatory manner to avoid claims that could damage their reputation, says Gemm

06 Oct 2009

Well disposed

Charities looking to sell land must comply with several statutory obligations before entering into a contract, says Jane Lonerga

15 Sep 2009

More than words

The Criminal Justice Act has been incorrectly worded and those eligible for compensation following wrongful imprisonment are being denied their rights, say

26 Aug 2009

Public benefit challenge 'difficult', lawyers say

The Independent Schools Council, the body representing fee-paying schools, would face difficulties in bringing proceedings against the Charity Commission o

18 Aug 2009

Causing a stir

The House of Lords has relaxed the rules on the admissibility of evidence of pre-contractual negotiations but the practical consequences are unclear, say J

28 Jul 2009

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