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The new bestseller

The new bestseller

The Jackson Report is a balanced and critical look at the cost of litigation, which practitioners should not dismiss as yet another review but fully engage with, says Andrew Parker
Treat me right

Treat me right

Treating clients fairly will become increasingly relevant to the legal profession and firms should start preparing early, says Ben Hardiman
Imperfect harmony

Imperfect harmony

Proposals for advocacy fees are based on flawed data that puts access to family justice at risk; so will the government reconsider its plans, asks Lucy Theis QC
A sealed deal

A sealed deal

The courts are reluctant to re-open financial settlements, so what are the options for spouses left out of pocket when asset values drop, asks Sarah Whitten
The Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007

The Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007

Awareness of the damage that forced marriage can cause to individuals has grown in recent years, and now the Forced Marriages Act recognises for the first time the abuse of power by those enforcing their wishes against family members. Cris McCurley reports
Last throw of the dice

Last throw of the dice

The final judgment in Mubarak has resolved the debate over variation of Jersey trusts but this is not the end of the story for principle of comity, says Emma Jordan
Flushing out prosecutions

Flushing out prosecutions

A more restrictive definition of 'hunting' has helped to clarify some of the more ambiguous provisions of the Hunting Act but cases yet to be decided will bring further changes, say Kris Lines and Pippa Wilding
All roads lead to Rome

All roads lead to Rome

Firms are still seeing a healthy stream of travel and holiday claims, but recent cases and new legislation of have created further uncertainty. Jenny Ramage reports
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