Publication: Law Society Gazette

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Sector bounces back as 80% of firms report revenues up

The number of UK law firms reporting growing fee income has reached its highest point since 2008, an authoritative market survey has revealed.The annual PwC survey published today found 80% of firms increased revenue in 2013/14 – with more two-thirds ... [Published Law Society Gazette - 2 hours ago]
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Roundtable: commercial property

One story more than any other encapsulates the crisis that engulfed the commercial property sector during the darkest days of the recession. The Land Registry, it is claimed anecdotally, found itself overwhelmed by much-delayed applications to register ... [Published Law Society Gazette - 5 hours ago]
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Volunteering for regulation

Last year lord chancellor Chris Grayling chose not to make will-writing a reserved legal activity, contrary to advice from the Legal Services Board, which believes that regulation would improve conditions for consumers.This decision had obvious implications. ... [Published Law Society Gazette - 8 hours ago]
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White collar crime reform considered

The attorney general has revealed that the government is considering changing the evidential basis for prosecuting white collar crime.Jeremy Wright QC MP told the Gazette there is concern that too many directors are avoiding punishment even when their ... [Published Law Society Gazette - 8 hours ago]
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Top GC: IT can generate in-house jobs

Information technology can create in-house legal jobs and should not be perceived as a threat, the group general counsel of a FTSE 100 company said last week.Bill Mordan (pictured), senior vice-president and general counsel at RB (formerly Reckitt Benckiser), ... [Published Law Society Gazette - 8 hours ago]
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My legal life: Andrew Pena

I made the mistake of choosing science-based A-levels, which I did not enjoy. From there, law felt like the most creative and least science-based subject I could study. I was also a big fan of The Paper Chase.I trained at Allison & Humphreys, a small ... [Published Law Society Gazette - 8 hours ago]
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Hong Kong law chief plays down crisis

Hong Kong’s justice secretary has made an impassioned defence of his country’s legal system amid political unrest, insisting: ‘The rule of law and judicial independence are as good as before.’Speaking in London last week, Rimsky Yuen admitted that questions ... [Published Law Society Gazette - 8 hours ago]
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PI: calculating disadvantage

The assessment of loss for the future earning capacity of a person suffering residual disability through injury has always been unsatisfactory. The method for calculating multipliers, multiplicands and understanding the at times unfathomable awards of ... [Published Law Society Gazette - 8 hours ago]
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Interview: David Howarth

Practice can feel very distant from the academic study of law, as any trainee who has gone from writing final-year essays on Roman law in a grand university building, to handling the scanning and pagination of trial documents in some windowless reprographics ... [Published Law Society Gazette - 8 hours ago]
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Truth and injustice

The Criminal Justice and Courts Bill is currently before parliament and expected to become law by January 2015. Clauses 49 to 53 deal with personal injury claims, with the whole claim defeated if there is any fundamental dishonesty.Fundamental dishon ... [Published Law Society Gazette - 8 hours ago]
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Right signals on justice

Obiter ’s piece about Philippe Sands QC and Siegfried Ramler says it all , really. What proof positive of the highly professional, onerous and often so harrowing role of the interpreter. The Ministry of Justice, with its reckless outsourcing of such services, ... [Published Law Society Gazette - 8 hours ago]
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Grayling: abdication of responsibility

Over two years ago, the lord chancellor issued a consultation paper seeking views on how the discount rate should be set under the Damages Act 1996. Despite continued low yields on index-linked government securities, no decision has yet been reached.A ... [Published Law Society Gazette - 8 hours ago]

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...in a simple white cardigan and khaki trousers, the new Mrs Clooney was spotted chatting happily to British Airways staff,’ and commented on "one of the most glamorous celebrity weddings of all time" accompanied by 26 - yes, twenty-six - images of Amal (plus a mere two of the marbles)...
Ms Leslie added: "We still have serious concerns that a three month time limit to bring a judicial review application is unduly restrictive. Together with the requirement for permission to bring an action from the Court of Session, and the need to prove to the court that the application has a real prospect of success, this is in our view too high a test and will seriously reduce access to justice.’"

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