The Court of Protection – Open to the public?

by EdwardHandsandLewis October 24, 2013 Blawg

The new president of the Family Division courts has echoed previous plans to make the Court of Protection open to the public. The plans have been talked about for some time now, and it was reported yesterday that the new president Sir James Munby agreed with the plans. The Court of Protection makes important decisions […]

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What To Look For When Choosing Lawyers

by Sarah Miller July 1, 2013 General Law

Facing any sort of legal action is a daunting prospect. It does not matter if you are on the receiving end of a lawsuit or trying to build a case against someone. The fact is legal procedures will be costly, stressful, and, depending on the outcome, exceptionally life changing. While some countries law allows for […]

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Solicitors and Barristers: what is the difference?

by GuyDunkley May 30, 2013 Law

Solicitors and barristers have traditionally held very different positions and have been easily to distinguish from one another. In the 21st century this line has blurred and increasingly both barristers and solicitors have been performing several similar services. Solicitors are fully qualified lawyers who have undertaken post-graduate education and a two-year on-the-job training period. Although […]

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The future of employer`s liability claims

by John Hirst May 23, 2013 Personal Injury

At the heart of the regulatory framework for employer’s liability claims is section 47 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 which establishes a presumption that civil liability arises for breach of any health and safety regulations made under the Act unless expressly excluded in the regulations. This is all set to change later this […]

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32 Red plc v WHG (International) Ltd – Trademark Infringement Case Comment

by John Hirst May 10, 2013 IP & Technology

The recent case of 32Red plc v WHG (International) Ltd and other companies concerned the infringement of rights protected by European Community trademarks (an EU wide trademark which circumvents the need to register the trademark in every European country where the name company trade). The Community trademark infringed in this case was the protected name […]

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Helping Ease Divorce Tensions: Why Lawyers Should Partner With Life Coaches

by gclatworthy March 28, 2013 Business Development for Law Firms

Divorce is more than just a legal proceeding, it is an emotional roller coaster combined with court dates and legal documents. Divorce attorneys know how difficult it can be to have two people in the same office that feel nothing but contempt for each other. They also know how devastated their clients can be, especially […]

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Can a Beard Spoil a Promising Legal Career?

by YouBlawg March 27, 2013 Lawyers

The job of a lawyer is all about trustworthiness, or at least looking trustworthy, so appearance is not a factor to be neglected. A sector where hundreds compete for any well-paying job, making the first impression can be absolutely crucial. So what about the beard? Is it going to hold you back? Should you just […]

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Disputing a Will

by Ridley Hall Solicitors February 21, 2013 Wills

Death within a family is never easy to deal with, and can be a traumatic time for loved ones and extended family. Conflicts over wills can be become complicated and drawn out, causing tension and ill feeling within families fighting over estates and inheritance. With divorce rates on the rise over recent years, modern family […]

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Legal immigrants distressed at receiving messages to leave UK

by duncan12 January 3, 2013 Immigration Law

A firm working for the government Capita’ which was contacted by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) in September to track down 174,000 illegal immigrants had wrongly told people living legally to leave the UK it has emerged. Some of them who were contacted by text and email were a woman with a UK passport and […]

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The LSC pledges to cut the number of civil legal aid bills being incorrectly rejected

by duncan12 November 29, 2012 Law

The Legal Services Commission (LSC) has assured that it would find ways of cutting down on the number of civil legal aid bills that are incorrectly rejected. The commission is going to work along with The Law Society, The Legal Aid Practitioners Group (LAPG) and family lawyers group Resolution, to examine how it could help […]

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