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  • Defendant solicitors worry about PI reforms delay
    A leading insurance law firm has outlined worries that the Civil Liability Act reforms will not be implemented in April 2020 as currently planned. The post Defendant solicitors worry about PI reforms delay appeared first on Legal Futures.
  • SDT throws out case against Law Society vice-president
    A disciplinary tribunal has thrown out as groundless an attempt to bring misconduct proceedings against the vice-president of the Law Society, in a rare private prosecution brought by a former client. The post SDT throws out case against Law Society vice-president appeared first on Legal Futures.
  • ABS Carbon opens platform to own-brand start-ups
    A virtual firm alternative business structure aimed at top-end solicitors approaching retirement is white labelling entities to groups of lawyers or overseas practices looking to start up under their own brand. The post ABS Carbon opens platform to own-brand start-ups appeared first on Legal Futures.
  • Third “and probably last” ABS joint venture for NAHL
    NAHL plc – the company that owns National Accident Helpline – has unveiled its third, and probably last, joint venture alternative business structure as it prepares for next year’s personal injury reforms. The post Third “and probably last” ABS joint venture for NAHL appeared first on Legal Futures.
  • Struck-off solicitor re-admitted despite SRA objections
    A struck-off senior partner has been restored to the roll over the objections of the Solicitors Regulation Authority, less than seven years after he was first barred from practising as a solicitor. The post Struck-off solicitor re-admitted despite SRA objections appeared first on Legal Futures.
  • Barrister’s latest complaint over Briggs ruling rejected
    The High Court has refused a barrister permission to challenge a decision by the Judicial Appointments and Conduct Ombudsman over a complaint she made about Supreme Court justice Lord Briggs. The post Barrister’s latest complaint over Briggs ruling rejected appeared first on Legal Futures.

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  • Eadie's defence of prorogation based on everything but the facts | John Crace
    Boris Johnson’s counsel failed to explain why the Incredible Sulk had refused to explain his reasons James Eadie must be a fundamentally decent man. He had watched Lord Keen seemingly crash and burn in the supreme court the previous day as he had fumbled and mumbled against the Scottish ruling that the government had acted […]
  • Mother of parliaments shut down by father of lies, supreme court told
    Scottish lawyer at prorogation hearing says Johnson government has proved itself unworthy of trustBoris Johnson’s government is unworthy of trust because it conspired to ensure that “the mother of parliaments” was closed down by “the father of lies”, the supreme court was told in an impassioned speech by a Scottish advocate.In combative closing comments, Aidan […]
  • Brexit: 'Mother of parliaments shut down by father of lies', QC tells court in jibe at Boris Johnson – as it happened
    Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including day two of the supreme court hearing to decide if Boris Johnson’s five-week suspension of parliament was lawfulLunchtime summaryAfternoon summary‘Very little time remaining’ - Summary of Juncker’s speech to MEPsSupreme court hearing - What you need to know 5.55pm BST 5.34pm BST Sinn Fein’s […]
  • Boris Johnson’s Brexit machinations and the UK’s constitutional law | Letters
    Parliament must close a loophole Johnson could use, writes Max Weaver. He could be in breach of our constitutional requirements, writes Ian Loveland. And it’s all part of the plan, says Yvonne SingerThe prime minister intends to reject any extension of the article 50 period offered by the EU (Report, 16 September). Were he to […]
  • Woman, 80, cleared of murdering terminally ill husband in suicide pact
    Case of Staffordshire couple reignites calls for changes in law on assisted dyingAn 80-year-old woman who gave her terminally ill husband a fatal dose of medicine so he could end his life has been cleared of murder, triggering calls for a change in the law on assisted dying.Mavis Eccleston and her 81-year-old husband, Dennis, formed […]
  • Home Office 'doomed to repeat the mistakes of Windrush'
    Analysis of near 1,800 asylum seekers’ cases shows up flawed system needing urgent ‘re-set’ The mistakes made by the Home Office over the Windrush scandal are doomed to be repeated unless the department completely overhauls its systems, according to a report about its approach to processing immigration applications.The authors, from the charity Freedom from Torture […]