The coalition government has put constitutional reform and the protection of civil liberties right at the heart of the parliamentary agenda. Seamus Burns explains the changes to come
Risk & Compliance
Developments in the US merit attention, with the expansion of US firms into the UK market.
A law firm that had targeted file sharers claiming they had unlawfully downloaded copyright-protected material has denied reports that its letters were "oppressive".
The ruling that solicitors can stop acting for clients whose instructions are unrealistic should reassure practitioners concerned about unreasonable requests, says Mike Willis
A new â€˜outcomes-focused' approach will provide more effective regulation for law firms big and small, the Solicitors Regulation Authority announced as it launched â€˜Freedom in Practice' last week.
A new 'outcomes-focused' approach will provide more effective regulation for law firms big and small, the Solicitors Regulation Authority announced as it launched 'Freedom in Practice' last week, the project which sets out the regulator's pathway to the opening up of the legal services market to ABSs in October 2011.
In an extraordinary U-turn, justice secretary Jack Straw has decided to scrap the court fees paid by councils for care proceedings.
Several recent cases have brought workplace discrimination into the spotlight, but what beliefs are protected and how can employers reduce the risk of a claim being brought against them? Philip Henson reports