Swift response

The government’s proposals to speed up and reduce the costs of county court litigation involve an overhaul of claims limits and a renewed push towards mediation. The small claims limit would ris

20 Feb 2012

In the driving seat

Chris Makin reveals how creative mediation worked wonders in several motor ca

23 Jan 2012

Route masters

Couples going through separation or divorce must make difficult decisions at a stressful time. Therese Nichols explores the options available and how you can help find the best route fo

16 Jan 2012

Battle lines

Mediation can be powerful tool in rebuilding relationships that have broken down over boundary disputes, says Chri

19 Dec 2011

Pub landlady can use foreign decoder to broadcast football games

The European Court of Justice ruled this morning that a pub landlady from Portsmouth can use a Greek satellite decoder card to show locals live Premier League matches. Karen Murphy had cancelled th

04 Oct 2011

Motor insurance bill targets 'grubby industry'

Lawyers unconvinced by rationale behin

19 Sep 2011

Raising the bar

Radical proposals to raise the small claims threshold and introduce compulsory mediation appear to simplify the system and save parties money, but do they hold up to closer scrutiny? Ben Ashwort

12 Sep 2011

Supreme Court refers TUPE case to ECJ

The Supreme Court has referred the Parkwood Leisure case on interpretation of the TUPE regulations to the ECJ for a preliminar

15 Jun 2011

Over and out

Few will regret the demise of the Legal Services Commission, but shouldn't there be an autonomous body responsible for legal aid policy, asks Steve Hyne

16 May 2011