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A blind woman is spearheading a campaign against Uber drivers after being repeatedly snubbed because she has a guide dog. Jade Sharp, 23, said some drivers for the hire firm cancel pick-ups when they learn that her five-year-old golden retriever Brodie will be coming along.  ... read more
April 21st, 2016
Direct access-qualified  barristers can expected an increase in the volume of direct access work – instructions directly from members of the public - over the next few years. That is according to a survey conducted by Pye Tait Consulting on behalf of the Bar Standards Board and the Legal Services... ... read more
April 20th, 2016
Westminster Council has given planning permission for a new 30-storey residential block in Paddington, west London. The block will be 105 metres tall. ... read more
April 20th, 2016
The ex-wife of a leading barrister who claimed she was pressured into an “unfair” divorce settlement has failed in her bid for more money, according to an article in the Evening Standard. ... read more
April 19th, 2016
An independent commission set up to examine the impact of legal aid cuts and develop a strategy to help ensure access to justice is to be wound up because of a lack of funds, according to the Law Society Gazette.  ... read more
April 15th, 2016
Reforms to move paper-based criminal courts into the digital age have been beset by failings with lost computer discs, systems that “do not talk to each other” and “numerous mistakes”, inspectors have found. ... read more
April 15th, 2016
Litigation is expensive, and, with the cutbacks in legal aid, becoming further out of reach for many. Only those with plentiful capital can readily pursue claims through the courts.  ... read more
April 13th, 2016
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. ... read more
April 12th, 2016
A number of scientists are collaborating to help teach senior judges about dealing with scientific evidence in court. The training is part of a scheme announced by the Royal Society and Royal Society of Edinburgh. ... read more
April 12th, 2016
An attempt by neighbours to prevent the building a proposed 62-storey skyscraper in the City of London on the basis that their “right to light” would be compromised has failed as the City of London backed the building’s developers. ... read more
April 11th, 2016

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A woman who was paid £756,000 in a divorce settlement six years ago is now claiming an increased share of her ex-husband’s estate to more than £1 million – four years after his death. posted on April 27th, 2015
An independent commission set up to examine the impact of legal aid cuts and develop a strategy to help ensure access to justice is to be wound up because of a lack of funds, according to the Law Society Gazette.  posted on April 15th, 2016