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In a landmark ruling on May 13, the Supreme Court, the highest court, has found that local authorities failed to recognise homeless people in vulnerable situations, according to a BBC report. Ruling on the cases of three homeless men, the court found that one, Patrick Kanu, was wrongfully denied... ... read more
May 19th, 2015
The Bar Standards Board is seeking new powers to step into “failing chambers” and other barristers’ businesses when something goes wrong. ... read more
May 15th, 2015
Anyone wanting to watch hearings held in the Supreme Court, the UK’s highest court, will be able to do so online the next working day, it has been announced. The Supreme Court president, Lord Neuberger, said, “Now justice can be seen to be done at a time which suits you. ... read more
May 5th, 2015
A rapist has been convicted using evidence of the woman he raped, even though she had committed suicide before the case was heard in court. ... read more
May 4th, 2015
We are delighted to invite you to a free seminar designed for barristers qualified for direct access. Andrew Miller QC will discuss in detail several critical options available to direct access barristers, including litigation financing, insurance and the BARCO scheme. ... read more
April 28th, 2015
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. ... read more
April 27th, 2015
The justice secretary, Chris Grayling, has written to the master of the rolls, Lord Dyson, promising that he will review the effects of this month’s increase in civil court fees, according to the Law Society Gazette.  ... read more
April 9th, 2015
On 13 April the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 comes into effect. The act contains a range of law changes, including increased prison terms for serious crimes such as certain terrorism offences and internet trolling. ... read more
March 30th, 2015
A woman whose marriage broke down more than 30 years ago has been granted permission under a decision by the Supreme Court to seek payments from her ex-husband. ... read more
March 17th, 2015
Nick Singer, an employment barrister at 42 Bedford Row, explains why he joined myBarrister and how in just one year he has more than recovered his subscription with a range of interesting instructions. ... read more
March 4th, 2015

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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... posted on September 28th, 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. posted on April 11th, 2016