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McCanns win libel case

29th April 2015

Gerry and Kate McCann, the parents of the missing Madeleine McCann who disappeared from their hotel room in Portugal in 2007, have won a libel case against a former Portuguese police chief after he wrote defaming…

Chimpanzees in court

22nd April 2015

Manhattan supreme court justice Barbara Jaffe has granted a writ of habeas corpus on behalf of non-human plaintiffs, and these plaintiffs take the form of two chimpanzees Hercules and Leo. This case marks the first…

Dutch government in class action

15th April 2015

The Dutch government has come under fire as nearly 900 citizens bring forward a class action of the government’s failure to reduce carbon emissions fast enough. The first public hearings are due to take place…

5 steps to a winning LinkedIn profile

14th April 2015

Gone are the days where finding a job means flicking to the back of your local newspaper or visiting the nearby job centre. Today’s competitive and specialist job climate means that we have had to become more…

Q&A with Stephen Hewitt of Fisher Meredith

9th April 2015

Qualifying as a solicitor back in 1980, Stephen Hewitt is now a Managing Partner at London-based law firm Fisher Meredith, where he is responsible for overseeing the firm’s strategic business objectives. Here,…

Prince Andrew sex allegations struck

9th April 2015

Following the release of a story earlier this year that a teenager was forced to have sexual relations with Prince Andrew some 14 years ago, a judge has ordered details of the accusation to be struck from the record. …

The briefcase to match the lawyer

27th March 2015

A lawyer’s briefcase has become a symbol of both the profession itself and the professionalism it represents, but over the years its form and function has evolved and transformed, dividing the sector. A more…

Lawyer describes lawsuit a ‘nightmare’ for Top Gear producer

26th March 2015

A lawyer involved in the Top Gear ‘fracas’ case has described the process as a nightmare for the involved producer Oisin Tymon. Slater & Gordon’s Paul Daniels, who has a high-profile legal…