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 Earlier this year, Elissa Da Costa-Waldman successfully represented a cohabitant in her claim to be entitled to the entire proceeds of sale from a house she owned in her sole name, after the relationship broke down and her former p ... read more
October 26th, 2016
A breakthrough study by a group of British scientists says that artificial intelligence (AI) could be used to predict the outcome of trials. The research was published in PeerJ Computer Science. ... read more
October 25th, 2016
British security agencies have unlawfully collected massive volumes of confidential personal data on citizens for more than a decade, senior judges have ruled. ... read more
October 18th, 2016
The hearing started yesterday in the High Court, at which three of the most senior judges in England and Wales will hear claims that the government cannot trigger Brexit without parliamentary approval. ... read more
October 14th, 2016
Anthony Korn, a senior barrister who has over 30 years experience in employment and discrimination law, explains why anyone faced with a hearing before an Employment Tribunal should seek expert assistance from a barrister ... read more
October 13th, 2016
Internet trolls who whip up “virtual mobs” to target people or post humiliating “photoshopped” images of them online could face jail under new guidance issued by the Crown Prosecution Service. ... read more
October 11th, 2016
What happened when barrister Christopher Ferguson sent a message to the wrong person by mistake. ... read more
October 6th, 2016
Samantha Jefferies, the widow of a Falklands war veteran, has won a high court declaration that she can use frozen embryos after the court ruled that the storage period had been wrongly amended from 10 years to two years. ... read more
October 3rd, 2016
Investigators from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), which brought a prosecution against the owners of Alton Towers following a severe accident in June 2015, found a chain of errors that led staff to override a safety warning when an empty test carriage got stuck on the track in strong winds. ... read more
September 30th, 2016
Midcounties Co-op, the UK’s biggest independent co-op, has paid one of its workers £14,000 and is reviewing whether it should make payments to 200 other workers because it acknowledged it paid below the minimum wage, according to an article in today’s The Guardian. ... read more
September 29th, 2016

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Allowances should be made for female barristers wishing to progress who have taken time out from their careers to have children, according to the chairman of the Bar Council, Alistair MacDonald QC. Only one in eight QCs are women. Just under a quarter of judges are women. posted on November 9th, 2015
Residents of the Cornish port of St Ives, beloved of artists, surfers and beach lovers, are going to the polls this week in a referendum that may restrict second home ownership, according to an article in The Guardian. posted on May 3rd, 2016