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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
myBarrister is the first direct access online portal to launch a dedicated app ... read more
November 21st, 2014
Next month, a new shared parental leave (SPL) regime comes into force. The SPL allows working couples whose babies are born on or after 5th April 2015 to share maternity leave and pay. ... read more
November 11th, 2014

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