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What happens when the money runs out?

We have now experienced four years of cuts to local government funding. The signs are that austerity is here to stay for the foreseeable future.

Simon Goacher
Simon Goacher Partner

Costs at disposal – how to avoid the success fee trap

It has come to our attention that some claimant solicitors are refusing to negotiate with insurers prior to disposal hearings.

Iain Stark
Iain Stark Partner

Must an attendance policy be ‘adjusted’ for a disabled employee?

The judgment of the Employment Appeal Tribunal in the recent case of Griffiths v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, will offer a degree of…

Flexible working: increasingly complex

Today, flexible working arrangements are common to most workplaces and the majority of employment sectors. Employees can be found to be engaged on an…

Child arrangements orders and the abolition of residence and contact

From 22 April a number of significant changes in family law were introduced as the Children and Families Act 2014 came into force.

Emma Collins
Emma Collins Partner

The Defamation Act 2013 - will it make a difference?

The Defamation Act came into force on 1 January 2014. This new Act will only apply to offences occurring after the commencement date.

Sean Crotty
Sean Crotty Partner

DSD and NBV v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis

Article 3 of the ECHR imposed a positive duty on police forces to investigate allegations of inhuman or degrading treatment by third parties.

Martin Forshaw
Martin Forshaw Partner

Small claims track

In the 2011 Consultation Paper, Solving Disputes in the County Court: creating a simpler, quicker and more proportionate system, the MOJ agreed…

Rob Williams
Rob Williams Partner

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