The libel laws in England and Wales are set to be overhauled with the Defamation Bill receiving Royal Assent on 25th April 2013.
A ruling by the Court of Appeal means that the losses resulting from a breach of contract by consultants can include a drop in property values.
Construction and technology disputes dealt with by the TCC are exempt from the new automatic costs management regime which came into force on 1st April 2013.
Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust has become the second NHS trust to be put into the special administration regime, following in the footsteps of South London Healthcare.
New figures have shown a quarter-on-quarter decrease in business insolvencies in the final quarter of 2012.
The publicity surrounding the Vicky Pryce case demonstrates just how seriously the law takes notices issued by the police to provide drivers’ details.
Becoming embroiled in a dispute with a current or former employer, for example, in relation to unfair or wrongful dismissal, redundancy, non-payment of wages or even bullying or harassment, can be stressful enough. Fear of the cost of legal representation can add to that stress and prevent people from pursuing the matter further.
Whilst, in some cases, a person wishing to bring or defend a claim might need to meet their legal costs from their own funds, there are alternative methods of funding the matter available to many. Most solicitors will offer a fixed fee initial consultation at which they can address not only the prospects of success in connection with any such claim, but also advise on possible methods of dealing with the costs, including what are commonly known as ‘no-win no-fee’ arrangements and insurance-based options. It is important to note that insurers will usually only agree to cover any costs from the point at which it becomes necessary to issue an actual claim and not before.
Shared parenting ‘in need of reform’
A survey carried out as part of a television investigation on shared parenting after divorce or separation has found that almost 90 percent of those responding thought the law needed to be reformed.
LPAs set to lead digital revolution
The government has earmarked Lasting Power of Attorney applications as a key part of a new strategy to transform its services.
With new official figures showing more and more couples are living together without being married, a leading family lawyers’ organisation has said this once again highlights the urgent need to give cohabiting couples legal rights.