Litigation

Unhappy state of affairs: the impact of family court closures

The government should make the best of the revised timescale for the court reform project to learn from recent mistakes, urges Pipp

02 May 2019

Data protection: reading future trends

The predicted flood of GDPR-related litigation is yet to materialise but several issues are already emerging, says Rick

01 May 2019

Causing avoidable harm: cross-examination and the litigant in person

Family practitioners are experiencing an inconsistent approach to the cross-examination process where a litigant in person is involved, says Kar

18 Apr 2019

Will ‘Cliff’s Law’ really enhance privacy rights?

Neither the Cliff Richard ruling nor the subsequent eponymous bill are likely to dramatically improve the rights of individuals under investigation against the prying eyes of the media, sugges

06 Apr 2019

Plexus secures £15m investment

Defendant law firm Plexus Law has secured a £15m private equity investment from Origin Equity in return for a minority shareholding in th

03 Apr 2019

MOJ launches fixed recoverable costs consultation

The Ministry of Justice has launched a consultation on extending fixed recoverable costs (FRC) in civil cases worth up t

28 Mar 2019

Full capacity: should you take instructions from client?

Litigators should be attuned to capacity issues before taking or proceedings with client instructions, warns Hanna

07 Mar 2019

Going it alone: facing the family court without legal representation

The growing numbers of litigants in person in the family courts is having a major impact on the dispute resolution process in general and on those involved in particular, including lawyers, say

06 Mar 2019

In a spin

Anti-money laundering procedures are going under the microscope in 2019. Hannah Gannagé-Stewart looks at why no firm is exempt from needing top-notch AML compliance goin

01 Mar 2019