Litigation

The sky’s the limit

It’s a long way from her childhood ambition of stand-up comedy but Suzanne Liversidge is embarking on a monumental new leadership role at Kennedys, and plans to bring as many people as possible with her

Injured veterans to be denied access to justice

Government plans to block some injured armed forces personnel and veterans from the courts have been condemned as perverse by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). 

The cost of solicitors’ bills

There are opportunities for costs lawyers in challenging solicitors’ bills, but Claire Green says they are also the answer to the problem

Judiciary explained with new online course

The Modern Judiciary: Who they are, what they do and why it matters is a massive online open course (MOOC) developed by the judiciary in partnership with King’s College London and will be freely accessible by the general public when it goes live in January 2020.Lasting for four to five weeks with a commitment of two to three hours a week required, those logging on to the course will cover the work of the judiciary, examine judges’ portrayal in the media and learn how to unde

Court closures loom as justice system reforms falter

In its latest report on the plans to reform the justice system to make it simpler and cheaper to run, the NAO said although progress has been made, HMCTS is behind schedule and faces “a significant challenge” to deliver its planned revamp on time and to budget.HMCTS has closed 127 courts and tribunals since 2015, the report says, but has had to postpone future closures because of delays in completing other reforms.It has also reduced its estimate of future court closures from 96 to 77 following a value for money assessment.Alth

Law Commission confirms validity of electronic signatures

The Law Commission has confirmed that electronic signatures can be used to execute documents and are, in most cases, a viable alternative to handwritten ones.

SRA consults on solicitor advocates

Changes to the assessment of solicitor advocates and qualifying requirements for undertaking advocacy in serious youth court cases have been proposed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).