Rank and file

The new grading system for conveyancers could be a much-needed shot in the arm for an industry on its knees, hopes one of the scheme’s architects, Jonatha

01 Nov 2010

Update: competition

Richard Waite and Susan Riitala round up the coalition’s overhaul of the regulators and consider the implications of that European privilege ruling on competitio

01 Nov 2010

Court out

If you squint your eyes hard enough, you just might be able to find a silver lining in this kaleidoscope of cuts, says mediator Stephen

25 Oct 2010

Councils launch judicial reviews over school building projects

Nottingham City Council, Luton Borough Council and Waltham Forest in London have launched judicial reviews against education secretary Michael Gove’s decision to scrap the building schools for th

06 Oct 2010

BSB launches plan to regulate advocacy ABS firms

The Bar Standards Board is proposing to become a specialist ABS regulator, regulating only lawyer-run advocac

27 Sep 2010

Prepare for ABSs, minister tells law firms

Lawyers should prepare for ABSs, legal aid minister Jonathan Djanogly (pictured) has said as he confirmed the government's commitment to the introduction of the ne

22 Sep 2010

Learning the hard way

Since its creation, the Supreme Court has been successful in educating the public and improving media relations, but one year on it faces several challenges – not least impending budget cuts whic

16 Aug 2010

Four per cent of Terrorism Act arrests result in convictions

Less than four per cent of people arrested under the Terrorism Act 2000 last year were actually convicted, a survey ha

13 Aug 2010

Use the force

Europe has finally come up with a compelling argument for compulsory mediation, says Julian Sidoli de

26 Jul 2010