Practice Area

Why we sue

An overwhelming need for certainty, autonomy, trust and status is driving the impulse to sue others, says Dr Bob Murray

Civil discontent

The criminal and family courts have made strides in support for vulnerable parties – are the civil courts finally about to catch up? Rachel Rothwell reports

Law Society welcomes delayed £20,000 rise in statutory legacy

The Law Society has voiced its approval for the announcement that there will be a £20,000 rise in the statutory legacy that a surviving partner is entitled to if their spouse or civil partner dies intestate with children.

Legal certainty on retained EU law ‘undermined’

A new approach to European court rulings in the new Withdrawal Agreement Bill undermines legal certainty, Lord Pannick QC has said.

Preston firm rescued through pre-pack administration

Seven jobs at Preston-based PHC Law have been saved by a pre-pack administration following the unexpected death of founding partner Philip Cuerden in March last year.

Cats and dogs: a lesson in unregistered IP rights

If it’s your perception that intellectual property has little to do with commercial property, you are wrong, as Michael Edenborough QC explains

Vegan’s belief system protected under equality law

Ethical veganism satisfies the legal tests required to amount to a philosophical belief for the purposes of equality law, an employment judge has determined.