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Is a lie detector in the court practicable?

Could the gradual implementation of lie detector tests in the courts lead to the eventual end of the necessity for a defendant to be trial’d?

New Arbitration Centre opens in London

A new centre has recently opened in the heart of London which will hear and support cases involving Arbitration.

MPs abuse rule of law claims Lord Chief Justice

Members of Parliament were recently attacked by Lord Burnett of Maldon who claims that ‘Parliamentary Privilege’ is misused by MPs on a regular basis.

HMCTS to extend reform program to 2023

The HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) has announced that its recently released ‘reform programme’ is predicted to be finished by 2023.

Help for litigants to increase in UK Courts

The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) has recently announced that the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) are likely to be updated, so as to provide greater assistance to all litigants.

UK Legislation Update: Divorce Law Reformed

The MoJ has recently announced that divorcing couples will no longer be able to ‘blame’ each other for the breakdown of their marriage.

What is a Conflict of Interest?

A case may be put to a standstill if there is a ‘Conflict of Interest’ (COI), so what exactly is this?

Should you consider Arbitration?

Clients undergoing a dispute may be advised to seek Arbitration as a form of ‘Alternative Dispute Resolution’ (ADR) – but is this a good alternative?

Is ‘Judicial Review’ a beneficial procedure?

The use of ‘Judicial Review’ can be a powerful tool when used appropriately – so what exactly is it and is it beneficial?

Disclosure reform now piloted

From 1st January 2019, the proposals for disclosure reform shall be piloted in the Business and Property Courts that are based throughout the UK.

Solicitors warned about Skeleton Arguments

Solicitors warned about Skeleton Arguments

Should ‘Veganism’ be protected by law?

Next year, the UK court shall decide whether ‘Veganism’ is a religion or belief that should be protected by law – so, should it be?

Have the UK’s courts been modernised?

It’s been two years since the UK government’s initiative to improve the courts in respect of an ongoing digital transition – so how effective has this been in its implementation?

What is a ‘Duty of Candour’?

Lawyers were recently reminded that a ‘duty of candour’ within litigation is of ‘paramount importance’ – so what exactly is this duty?

What is ‘Litigation Privilege’?

‘Litigation Privilege’ in English law is a fundamental component both for an individuals or parties’ rights. Therefore, exactly what is it and how can it be used?