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24 May 2018 Public inquiries - given their cost, what’s the evidence they achieve their aims?

Yesterday saw the publication of a report on this question by the National Audit Office. It observed that the government has spent more than £200 million on 26 Inquiries that have been established and reported since 2005.

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22 May 2018 Small claims u-turn?

The Justice Select Committee has now called on the government to put then Chancellor, George Osborne's, plans on hold whilst the litigation reforms already implemented over the past five years are evaluated.

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4 May 2018 Video evidence... when to disclose?

We recently had cause to appeal a decision of a District Judge preventing us from relying upon video footage (even though he had described it as “pure gold”).

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Whiplash and small claims – huge changes in the pipeline

The MoJ has today announced a consultation that will likely lead to profound changes in the volume and nature of compensation claims.

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16 April 2018 NHS Counter Fraud Authority secures first conviction

The NHSCFA has amply demonstrated it has both the appetite and the teeth to fight fraud, and in securing a first conviction as the 'Counter Fraud Authority'.

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13 April 2018 IICSA releases Rochdale report

IICSA's latest report on Cambridge House, Knowl View and Rochdale has been published today.

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13 April 2018 Sir Cliff and the BBC: should right to privacy trump freedom of expression? A balancing act

Sir Cliff Richard yesterday launched his court battle to sue the BBC for breach of his right to privacy, enshrined in Article 8 of the Human Rights Act 1998, after they filmed and broadcast footage of his home being searched and publicly named him as a suspect in historical sexual abuse allegations.

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13 April 2018 Sun tans and sickness claims… a gloomier outlook for claimants?

Since 2013 the travel industry has seen a huge 500% increase in the number of false 'holiday sickness' claims.

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11 April 2018 "Challenging but fair" - the new inspection regime for children's services

The recent introduction of the new Inspections of Local Authority Children’s Services (ILACS) system has been met with some trepidation from the sector.

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4 April 2018 Local authorities being driven potty with potholes

The good news is that the Department for Transport is providing £100m to local authorities to carry out much needed repairs and this should provide some much needed respite.

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