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Freedom of information

Individuals and organisations outside of the UK can make requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) and litigate it in the U

29 Jan 2021 | Commercial

UK/EU divergence

The UK has made nearly 100,000 amendments to domestic and EU legislation since 2018, according to research from Thomson Reuters. By early December, the UK

29 Jan 2021 | Employment

Knights CEO windfall

David Beech, a corporate solicitor and chief executive of listed firm Knights, will receive around £61m from the sale of nearly half of his shares in

29 Jan 2021 | Legal services

SOLICITOR

QCS Five solicitor advocates have made it to Queen’s Counsel in the latest round of QC appointments. All partners at their respective firm, the five appoin

01 Jan 2021 |

ASHFORDS FINED

National firm Ashfords agreed to a fine of £16,200 under a regulatory settlement agreement after admitting improperly using client account as a banking fac

01 Jan 2021 |

COSTS RULING

The appeal court has clarified who should pay costs when an interim injunction is granted. In Digby v Melford [2020] EWCA Civ 1647, the court affirmed the

01 Jan 2021 |

CRIMINAL LEGAL AID

The Law Society warned that criminal legal aid firms are closing at an alarming rate, and immediate government support is needed to help them survive. The

01 Jan 2021 |

EHC TEST CASE

The Court of Appeal will hear a test case on the statutory 12- week period in which a local authority should conduct its annual review and produce an amend

01 Jan 2021 |

FAMILY PRESSURES

Three quarters of family justice professionals say work-related pressures rose during lockdown, according to Resolution. In its wellbeing survey, which beg

01 Jan 2021 |

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