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

Uncertainty persists around fee-charging McKenzie Friends

The Judicial Executive Board (JEB) has called on the government to decide on the legitimacy of fee-earning Mckenzie Friends, following its three-year consultation on possible reforms to th

27 Feb 2019

Thoroughly modern disclosure

A new pilot scheme intends to bring about a change in attitude to disclosure but its success will require commitment from all concerned, says Francesc

01 Feb 2019

Housing court proposals met with scepticism

Government proposals to establish a specialist housing court in the hope of reducing delays have been met with scepticism by the Civil Justice Council (CJC) thi

25 Jan 2019

In search of 21st-century courts

Despite ongoing headaches, the move to digitise and modernise the courts of England and Wales is beginning to proceed at pace, writes Nichola

22 Sep 2017

Private practice booms in North East

Inward regional investment contributes to buoyant propert

20 Sep 2017