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New legislation introduced by the government regularly has a ripple effect of new law changes and revisions which can have significant implications for both defendants and lawyers. One such recent bill was the Offender Rehabilitation Act which could prove a big difference with criminal law defendants. What is The Offender Rehabilitation Act? Passed in March…

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Former multi millionaire and ex-banker Jonathan Weal was accused of hiding valuable art works including a JMW Turner painting worth £20 million during a £290,000 bankruptcy hearing the Inner London Crown Court has heard. Mr Weal declared his assets were “worthless” in 2012 (he even listed his underpants). However the painting entitled “fishing boats in…

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The City of London Police recently considered asking the Bank of England and financial regulators to make individuals – rather than banks – liable for fraud losses, according to an article in the Telegraph. With the advent of online banking many banks now offer advice to their customers regarding online security. Much of this is…

Frances Nash, Solicitor at Ralli, talks about zero hours contracts. Things are moving fast in the world of employment law, fast but perhaps not forwards. In the UK, small and medium sized businesses employ over 90% of workers in the private sector. It is not hard to understand why the majority of recent changes in…

The short answer to this has got to be no. Whilst the power brands may have the money to throw at ethics training, software and internal controls, this does not necessarily translate into a happy client experience. The starting point in looking at whether power brands will flourish in terms of compliance and ultimately client…

John Prescott in the Guardian this week focuses upon the affect the Bill will have upon individuals bringing claims against large organisations outside of the personal injury arena. At the centre of these changes are the proposed changes to how no win no fee agreements operate. Simply, this allows a Client to enter into an…

John Prescott in the Guardian this week focuses upon the affect the Bill will have upon individuals bringing claims against large organisations outside of the personal injury arena. At the center of these changes are the proposed changes to how no win no fee agreements operate. Simply, this allows a Client to enter into an…

Linda Lee of the Law Society commented today that “current legislation provides that where an individual becomes engaged in litigation, they are entitled to a free choice of lawyer”. She also stated that “it is our belief that insurance companies have wrongly interpreted the law as allowing them to impose restrictions for initial advice and…

Chris MacCafferty – Associate – Professional Negligence It Doesn’t Have To Be That Way! Ever since I started dealing with peoples disputes 9 years ago my mentor always said to me, “Litigation is a last resort.” Whilst some people find this hard to believe when I tell them, this is something I have stood by….