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Loathe thy neighbour

Loathe thy neighbour

Boundary disputes between neighbours should be kept out of the courts – practitioners have a duty to warn clients of the potentially costly consequences and to strongly recommend mediation, warns Paul Denham
Happy families

Happy families

Family law reform featured high in the Conservative manifesto, along with tax reform, civil litigation costs and referral fees. Our regulars review the situation in the wake of the Lib/Con coalition
New balls, please

New balls, please

The recent newspaper victory in a libel action brought by a tennis player has demonstrated the need for judges to take a stand against inappropriate defamation claims, says Rod Dadak
A fragile mind

A fragile mind

For all the advances in forensic science, expert and surveillance evidence (for which see 'Behind bars' passim, and without doubt futurim) the majority of criminal trials depend on eye witness evidence. Eye witness evidence depends on memory, and memory is a fragile, corruptible and partisan tool. Just how fragile is being demonstrated at the moment by a BBC and Open University series of 'Eyewitness' programmes running on Sunday nights, developed in conjunction with forensic psychologists and Greater Manchester Police.
New government to decide on haemophiliac compensation

New government to decide on haemophiliac compensation

A High Court judge has extended the deadline for an appeal against his judgment on compensation for haemophiliacs and others infected by contaminated blood products to allow a new government to make the decision.
Open communications

Open communications

When preparing for an inquest, practitioners should communicate promptly and openly with the coroner to determine which documents can be requested for disclosure, says Richard Lodge
Team effort

Team effort

A carefully-managed relationship between solicitor and expert witness is crucial to structure a successful case, says Jeremy Brooke
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