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Solicitors should see public access barristers as an opportunity rather than a threat, the chairman of the Bar Council has told the Law Society Gazette. ... read more
June 1st, 2016
Chelsea may have made money by registering José Mourinho’s name and signature, but it missed a trick by not registering his image, writes leading IP barrister Mark Engelman ... read more
May 27th, 2016
Among the many – indeed, millions of – interesting things to have been revealed by the Panama Papers is the dispute over ownership of a painting worth up to US$25 million. The dispute involves Modigliani's Seated Man With A Cane, which the documents show is owned by the Nahmad family. ... read more
May 23rd, 2016
A long-running campaign to win compensation for construction workers who were blacklisted by firms for union activities has finally ended. The union Unite has reached a settlement with construction firms that will mean 256 workers share more than £10 million in compensation. ... read more
May 10th, 2016
The Rolling Stones have ordered Donald Trump to stop using their songs in his election rallies. Up until now, Trump rallies have featured two of their songs, Start me Up and You Can’t Always Get What you Want. ... read more
May 6th, 2016
Tips in restaurants, hotels and bars should go to workers and not their employers, the government said in a report published today, according to a report in The Guardian. ... read more
May 3rd, 2016
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. ... read more
May 3rd, 2016
A group of barristers and residents at the Inns of Court are to fight a Cycle Superhighway that they say will “create a stranglehold” on the Temple area of London, according to City A.M. ... read more
April 26th, 2016
A month after the Court of Appeal upheld a challenge to the government’s changes to legal aid for victims of domestic violence, the Ministry of Justice has announced it is more than doubling the original time limit for evidence, according to the Law Society Gazette. ... read more
April 25th, 2016
MPs, councillors and civil servants suspected of corruption are to be targeted by a new law proposed by the home secretary, Theresa May, who intends to establish an offence of "illicit enrichment" for cases where a public official's assets have increased significantly without satisfactory... ... read more
April 25th, 2016

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Andrew Mitchell, the former Cabinet conservative minister, lost his libel case in the High Court yesterday against The Sun, which had printed a front page article saying that Mitchell had called PC Toby Rowland, the police officer guarding the gate to 10 Downing Street, a “pleb”. posted on December 2nd, 2014
Led Zeppelin’s lead singer Robert Plant and guitarist Jimmy Page must face a US jury trial over whether they stole opening chords for their song Stairway to Heaven. posted on April 12th, 2016