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Change to law sees UK libel cases fall

16th November 2015

Research from Thomson Reuters has revealed that the number of defamation cases in the UK last year fell by approximately 30 per cent as a result of changes to the law. The research, which was published in an…

Internet 'snooping' plans: what we know about the Investigatory Powers Bill

10th November 2015

Earlier this month the government published proposals for the Investigatory Powers Bill, which is being labelled by many as internet ‘snooping’ plans. Initial plans were abandoned by Home Secretary…

Proposals could see judges refer to UK law rather than European laws

9th November 2015

The Conservatives are reportedly planning to let judges rely more on UK and Commonwealth colleagues’ rulings rather than laws passed down by the European Court of Human Rights. In news that will interest…

Study shows public want wills to be regulated

2nd November 2015

A study conducted by YouGov has revealed that over half of the public want regulated wills to be created. The research, which was conducted on behalf of the Law Society, asked 1,554 adults about wills. 55 per cent…

Insight into Solicitor training

27th October 2015

Training to become a solicitor in the UK requires huge commitment over several years and is why solicitor training in the UK is regarded so highly across the world. However, it recently came out that there are…

Chambers not adapting to changing legal landscape

26th October 2015

A recent report from the Bar Standards Board has highlighted that despite the legal landscape altering, most chambers are not creating new business plans to adapt to these changes. Those working in solicitor jobs…

Two women win landmark divorce ruling

19th October 2015

Two women have won their divorce settlements in a landmark Supreme Court ruling and this could change future cases from now on. Alison Sharland and Varsha Gohil won an appeal to get more money in their divorce…

The best law movies and TV series

13th October 2015

Legal drama shows have been a staple of television for years, and there have also been a whole host of hugely popular movies based in the courtroom. Here we give our verdict on the best law movies and TV series…