Still crumbling: HMCTS handling 5,000 court repair requests a month

Hundreds of crumbling courts and tribunals have outstanding repair jobs, new figures have revealed, as officials deal with thousands of new requests every...

SRA to bear £65k costs of failed Hong Kong prosecution

The Solicitors Regulation Authority has been told to pay its costs for a bungled prosecution of a prominent Hong Kong lawyer and politician.  Junius...

Julie Burchill agrees to pay Ash Sarkar 'substantial damages' in libel case

The columnist Julie Burchill has apologised to the activist and journalist Ash Sarkar, and agreed to pay her “substantial damages”, after a series...

Lawyer Chris Murphy portrayed as 'past it' by News Corp columnist, defamation hearing told

The high-profile Sydney criminal lawyer Chris Murphy was portrayed by a newspaper columnist as being “past it, decrepit and over the hill”, his...

Christian Porter v ABC: can the minister sue for defamation over article that didn't...

Christian Porter is suing the ABC and its journalist Louise Milligan for defamation over an online article that alleged a cabinet minister had...

Priti Patel spoke to Met chief before Sarah Everard vigil broken up

Priti Patel has told the Commons she had had “extensive discussions” with the head of the Metropolitan police before officers broke up a...

Ex-Home Office official accused of improper relationship with law firms

The access that law firms with wealthy clients have to Home Office immigration officials is coming under scrutiny after details emerged of a...

London retrial for dismissed hacking claim naming City firm

A Middle Eastern hacking claim involving City firm Dechert has been remitted for retrial by the Court of Appeal in the light of...

CoP says vulnerable man should have Covid vaccine despite father’s objection

The Court of Protection has rejected pleas from a father that his clinically vulnerable son not be given the Covid-19 vaccine, in one...

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