Practice Management: Risk & Compliance

Practice trends: personal injury

Recent judgments have only embittered the costs war between personal injury claimant lawyers and insurers, says Patrick Allen. Now the Court of Appeal has

22 Apr 2008

Solicitors conduct under the claims management

In his series on the new claims management regulations Gordon Exall considers their effect on business expenses and the guidance given by the Solicitors Re

22 Apr 2008

Different mediation schemes – what does and does not work

Mediation can help bring about a negotiated settlement, but successful resolution often depends on the type of scheme and the skill of the mediator, says D

07 Dec 2007

Mental health and mental capacity: the new overlap

Patients detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 as well as their doctors should be able to rely on the new principles in the Mental Capacity Act 2005, s

30 Nov 2007

Update: landlord and tenant

Milton McIntosh considers developments in regard to rent reviews, quiet enjoyment, surrender agreements, repair damages and busines

23 Nov 2007

Update: sentencing.

Barbara Barnes reports on the latest guidelines by the Sentencing Guidelines Council and the Court of Appeal’s review of its sentencin

09 Nov 2007

Gambling in pubs

Though the Gambling Act 2005 is seen as a ‘liberal’ regime, its Code of Practice imposes a ‘tough’ level of compliance for gambling in public houses, says

26 Oct 2007

Taking limited control

The Tribunals, Courts & Enforcement Act has failed to create a single enforcement body as it was originally intended, says Joh

17 Aug 2007

Update: local government

Christopher Baker considers the new model code of conduct for members, bias and pre-determination, and negligence liability and huma

20 Jul 2007

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