Procedures

Mandatory or directory?

Alec Samuels makes the case for updating the Interpretation Act

14 Feb 2020

Anti-money laundering compliance: the regulator closes in

Firms must take steps to make sure they don’t make the headlines for all the wrong reasons in 2020, says Helen Simm

10 Feb 2020

Government to review controversial release under investigation

Tens of thousands of suspects are being released under investigation without any time limits or conditions, according to the Law Society, but the government has announced it is to review th

06 Nov 2019

Brave new world for civil litigators: get ready for dispute resolution ‘family s

Gareth Ledsham prepares civil law practitioners for embracing judge-led dispute resolution through FD

08 Aug 2019

Report advocates mandatory online dispute resolution

Online dispute resolution (ODR) must be made mandatory to succeed, according to an independent report published by the Legal Services Board las

10 Jul 2019

Securing interpreters in family proceedings

Legally aided parties should arrange interpretation themselves to avoid the costs and delays often incurred by last minute cancellation, suggests district judge Stephe

03 Jul 2019

Cheap gatekeepers: the false economy of inexperienced triage staff

The Civil Liability Bill will prompt even more firms to consider recruiting low-level call handlers to keep costs down; that’s a risky response, warns Davi

01 Mar 2019

Lie detection tests for convicted domestic abuse offenders is a costly distracti

Matthew Hardcastle questions the inclusion of polygraph testing in the government’s recent draft domestic abus

15 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