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Eight out of 10 applications for family mediation result in agreement, according to the chief executive of National Family Mediation, Jane Robey. ... read more
February 27th, 2015
A proposed amendment to a 1973 law will enable residential owners of London property to rent out rooms, flats or their whole house for short-term lets within the law for the first time. Currently, those who let out their property on short-term lets face fines of up to £20,000 for failing to secure... ... read more
February 12th, 2015
An increase in the use of “no win, no fee” cases taken on by solicitors for clients claiming clinical negligence is a strong factor in the need by NHS trusts to set aside more money against potential payouts, according to a report on the BBC website. ... read more
February 11th, 2015
The EU Mortgage Credit Directive, which has to be implemented by March 2016, will disrupt the mortgage market by giving consumers more time than is necessary to consider loan offers, in the view of the UK government and the Council of Mortgage Lenders. ... read more
February 5th, 2015
Greater use of technology, shorter speeches by barristers and a stronger focus on pre-trial preparation are among the key suggestions of Sir Brian Leveson, who was commissioned by the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, to report on how to improve the efficiency of courts. ... read more
January 23rd, 2015
myBarrister, the UK’s leading direct access online portal matching clients with barristers, has been shortlisted to receive an award by Crowdcube, the world’s leading investment crowdfunding platform. myBarrister has been nominated for the “Service Business of the Year” category. ... read more
January 20th, 2015
Business Minister Jo Swinson has announced changes that increase the minimum level of debt for which someone owed money can force a person into bankruptcy, from £750 to £5,000. The limits were last revised in 1986. ... read more
January 16th, 2015
Four important areas, will dominate 2015, according to the Chairman of the Bar, Alistair MacDonald QC. These are edited extracts from his article in Counsel magazine. ... read more
January 15th, 2015
At least four in five potential claimants with an employee-related case are being deterred from taking their claim to an employment tribunal by the level of fee they would face. This is according to Citizens Advice, which provides free advice to its users, which polled 361 of its clients. ... read more
January 9th, 2015
More people seeking divorce are representing themselves in courts rather than hiring qualified lawyers leading to a “dumbing down” of standards, according to research conducted by the accountancy firm, Grant Thornton. ... read more
January 8th, 2015

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The government is contemplating introducing legislation to reinforce changes to the School Admissions Code that offer children born in the summer the option to delay entry to reception until they have passed five years old. posted on September 11th, 2015