EU trade talks stall over mutual recognition of qualifications

Mutual recognition of legal qualifications has emerged as a stumbling block in the stalled negotiations over a free trade agreement between the UK...

Court dismisses ex-client’s claim over missing files

A buy-to-let landlord has failed to prove in court that his former solicitors had fabricated documents to defend a claim over missing files. Ashfaq...

Coronavirus curtails conveyancing high

The coronavirus swiftly curtailed what looked to be a promising year for the conveyancing sector, according to analysis of latest official data. Market activity...

UK government's new counter-terrorism bill: the key measures

The government has unveiled a new counter-terrorism bill. Here are some of the key measures to be introduced in the legislation:New sentencing regimeTerrorism...

Labour goes to lord chancellor for legal aid help

Shadow legal aid minister Karl Turner MP has made a direct request to the lord chancellor to help legal aid firms 'starved of...

City firm tells staff: You don’t need to come into office this year

International disputes firm Hausfeld has told staff they can work full-time from home until at least the end of the year. The practice is...

MoJ confirms ‘no plans’ to review legal services regulation

The Ministry of Justice has confirmed it is not intending to change the structure of legal services regulation – dealing a blow to...

Government criticised over new immigration fixed fee

The government has been widely criticised for introducing a payment regime for immigration and asylum work that essentially amounts to a cut for...

Suspect under investigation has reasonable expectation of privacy, CoA rules

Individuals under investigation by law enforcement bodies have a reasonable expectation of privacy up to the point they are charged, the Court of...

MPs unhappy over limited reform to death damages

MPs have expressed disappointment that the government has not gone further on reforming the process for compensating bereaved cohabitees. The Ministry of Justice acted...