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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
myBarrister, the leading online platform for direct access barristers, is offering a special monthly subscription rate for any barrister wishing to try out the service.  For the first three months, the monthly subscription is just £25 per month, which increases to £75 per month for the following... ... read more
September 28th, 2016
For many small businesses, legal costs are a burden they could well do without.  If they are in contractual dispute with another company, or have employment issues to resolve, or are faced with any number of legal issues that crop up regularly, small businesses will require legal advice. ... read more
September 26th, 2016
The chances of EU citizens settled in Britain retaining all their rights to live, work and retire in the UK after Brexit have been rated as zero by legal experts, according to an article in The Guardian. ... read more
September 23rd, 2016
A City of London worker who was fed up with being misled about the state of flats he was renting in the capital has set up a website to allow other tenants to comment on the properties they have rented. ... read more
September 22nd, 2016
The RAC has released the results of a survey which found that nearly a third (31 per cent) of motorists said they used a handheld phone behind the wheel against the law compared with 8 per cent in 2014. ... read more
September 19th, 2016
A man professing to be a big fan of the Back to the Future films has been filmed driving his DeLorean car at precisely 88mph.  Nigel Mills was quoted as saying, “I wasn’t trying to time travel.  It was at 11.oo am on Sunday and the road was completely clear.”  ... read more
September 16th, 2016
Gemma Lindfield wrote this article for The Brief, following the recent trial on the radio programme, The Archers, which attracted a lot of ... read more
September 15th, 2016

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Robert Rhodes QC explains why mediation is often the best way to resolve disputes for direct access business and individual clients. posted on July 20th, 2016
In response to a statement by the Legal Services Board that came out in support of the idea of paying McKenzie Friends for their work, the Chairman of the Bar, Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC, has explained why unregulated, unqualified and uninsured individuals should not be paid for helping litigants in... posted on June 9th, 2016
One of the big four auditing firms, PricewaterhouseCoopers, has been fined £2.3 million by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC), the accountancy watchdog, over its auditing of the subprime lender Cattles and its biggest division, Welcome Financial Services, in 2007. posted on September 5th, 2016