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22 July 2019 Watch this space on breach of contract, vicarious liability and assumption of responsibility

The concept of Assumption of Responsibility is on many stakeholders’ minds at the moment following the Supreme Court decision in CN & GN v Poole.

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16 July 2019 Tips for dealing with Litigants in Person

This article provides some tips to bear in mind when dealing with Litigants in Person and a reminder of a number of pieces of guidance, to assist in-house teams in dealing with Litigants in Person in disputes or court/tribunal proceedings.

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16 July 2019 Discount rate remains negative

The much anticipated revision of the discount rate has arrived with the Lord Chancellor, David Gauke, announcing that it will be fixed at -0.25%.

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21 June 2019 Extending the scope of fixed recoverable costs: Ministry of Justice consultation

In March 2019, the Ministry of Justice launched a formal consultation (which came to an end on 6 June 2019) aimed at extending the use of fixed recoverable costs in civil claims.

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Legal update

14 June 2019 Freelance Solicitors not subject to Minimum Terms

As part of the SRA’s ‘Looking to the Future’ programme, from November 2019 solicitors who provide reserved legal activities who wish to practise on their own have the option to go freelance. Freelance solicitors will be a new class of solicitor.

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Legal update

20 May 2019 Expert evidence

The law in relation to expert evidence is not straightforward and this article is intended as a walk through the major issues that may arise.

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17 May 2019 Children and contact with parents who are domestic abusers

It was announced on 15 May 2019 that “more than 120 MPs have written to the government asking for an inquiry into how family courts in England and Wales treat victims of domestic violence.”

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Laura Hughes and Tim Edds take a look into judicial review

Public and administrative law specialists, Laura Hughes and Tim Edds, take a look at judicial review, covering case law updates and tactical advice for organisations. Tim introduces the new administrative law guidance that was published in 2018, focusing on good practice and procedural promptness, and discusses some subsequent cases.

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Legal update

12 April 2019 Abuse and social care newsletter - April 2019

Welcome to our quarterly social care newsletter.

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Legal update

10 April 2019 Are redress schemes the answer to improving the way abuse claims are dealt with?

The search for improved ways of dealing with abuse claims has put a spotlight on redress schemes; with Manchester City football club recently announcing a scheme and Lambeth Council providing a ‘half time’ assessment of their scheme.

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