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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
The UK could learn from the Netherlands and Canada about how to use online dispute resolution (ODR) for small claims and put it into practice within the next couple of years. ... read more
December 15th, 2014
Report calls for use of plain English in court ... read more
December 12th, 2014
Direct Access Barrister accreditation was encouraged for Junior Barristers by the incomining Bar Council chairman, Alistair MacDonald QC. He said he would promote direct access to the public when he takes office in the new year. ... read more
December 10th, 2014
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has carried out a study that found that many leaseholders suffer from excessive charges or poor service by property managers. The CMA is recommending a change in the law that would allow flat owners to “vote out” poor property managers, if 50 per cent of... ... read more
December 5th, 2014
The Bar Standards Board (BSB), the regulatory body for barristers in England and Wales, has received approval from the Legal Services Board (LSB) to regulate barrister businesses. ... read more
December 3rd, 2014
An American woman, Jamie Cooper-Hohn, received a record £337 million as part of the divorce from her husband, Sir Chris Hohn. She was awarded this amount by Mrs Justice Roberts in a private hearing in the family division of the High Court. ... read more
December 3rd, 2014
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”. ... read more
December 2nd, 2014
There are currently more than 70 different ADR schemes in the UK, and some consumers looking to use ADR in their disputes with businesses find their dispute covered by many ADR providers, which can be confusing. ... read more
November 28th, 2014


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Following a ruling yesterday by the Employment Appeal Tribunal, employees who have worked regular overtime may be able to claim extra holiday pay. Until now, employers generally pay posted on November 5th, 2014