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A mother who falsely accused a Primark security guard of assault pleads guilty, admitting intent to pervert the course of justice after wrongly stating that her daughter was snatched from her whilst breastfeeding. Caroline Starmer had posted a status to her Facebook that the security guard at the Primark store in Huberstone Gate, Leicester, had…

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Back in July, the Chairman of the Magistrates Association, Richard Monkhouse had stated that around 30 resignations had been recorded due to disagreements about the viability of court charges in the UK, a figure that has increased massively since then. The suggestion made by Monkhouse is that guilty pleas are being forced from innocent defendants,…

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…

Ian Hazeldine – Finance Director I remember hearing a statistic that said the probability that a business would experience a disaster in any given year was 4%. That’s once every 25 years. If that happens a business with a simple, as opposed to a detailed, business continuity plan stands a 75% chance of recovering. A…

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…

Mark Briegal – Partner & Partnership Law Expert I have commented before that the high street lawyer is the one under most threat from the opening up of the legal profession in October this year. Anything that can be easily commoditised will be. Any legal service that is aimed at consumers and small businesses will…

I have commented before that the high street lawyer is the one under most threat from the opening up of the legal profession in October this year.  Anything that can be easily commoditised will be. Any legal service that is aimed at consumers and small businesses will be branded and supplied with better customer service…

I recently read in the Law Gazette that expert witnesses have lost their immunity from being sued over matters arising in the course of proceedings, following a landmark ruling. The full article can be read here. In my view this is a sensible Judgement. I guess those in favour of maintaining immunity would argue it…

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…