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Making private copies of music from CDs people have bought is illegal again, after the UK High Court overturned a law change that permitted the making of copies for personal use. Legislation came into effect in October that allowed buyers to copy items they’d purchased into a personal library. ... read more
July 20th, 2015
The high court has found that emergency surveillance legislation introduced by the coalition government last year is unlawful. ... read more
July 17th, 2015
A foreign exchange manager dismissed by Commerzbank in October 2014 is claiming compensation after claiming she was excluded from the trading floor at the bank dominated by a “frat club” culture. She claims that key decisions were made during all-male drinking sessions to which she was not invited. ... read more
July 8th, 2015
The justice secretary, Michael Gove, has suggested that well paid solicitors and barristers should contribute “much more” to ensure justice was available to all. He said that those who made the most financially from the legal system would be required to provide more free expertise. ... read more
June 26th, 2015
Two divorced women are taking their divorce cases back to court, claiming that in their divorce settlements their former husbands did not disclose their true wealth and that therefore they should have received more. ... read more
June 11th, 2015
Today, 1st June, employers with fewer than 50 employees are under starter’s orders to enrol their workforce into a pension scheme by 1st April 2017 at the latest, under workplace pension reforms. ... read more
June 2nd, 2015
The Bar Council’s Jess Campbell has been announced as the new chief executive of the Bar Pro Bono Unit (BPBU). She replaces outgoing chief executive, Rebecca Wilkie. ... read more
May 25th, 2015

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The justice secretary, Michael Gove, has suggested that well paid solicitors and barristers should contribute “much more” to ensure justice was available to all. He said that those who made the most financially from the legal system would be required to provide more free expertise. posted on June 26th, 2015
The president of the Family Division, Sir James Munby, has publicly questioned whether divorce should remain subject to judicial supervision and whether the grounds for divorce should be simplified. posted on October 24th, 2014
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