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Law jobs ‘will go’ if legal aid cut

Hundreds of lawyers face redundancy amid plans to reduce the number of firms which offer legal aid. Around 2,400 law...

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Practices await legal aid decisions

Law firms who have appealed against the Legal Services Commission's decision to remove their eligibility for family legal aid contracts...

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Pay-out for cancer diagnosis delay

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Author: Malcolm Underhill

A child who lost his right eye has been awarded a five-figure damages payout. A 'basic administration error' led to...

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Call for solicitors to represent both seller and buyer

House purchasing solicitors should be allowed to represent both seller and purchaser and both lender and borrower during conveyancing transactions,...

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Children waiting a year for care

Vulnerable children are being forced to wait up to a year to be placed into care, latest figures have revealed....

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Rise in cohabitation cases

Cohabiting couples are increasingly seeking legal advice as their relationships breakdown, according to The Law Society. The recession has sparked...

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Panorama highlights dangers of using will writers

Tonight’s BBC Panorama programme highlights the risks of using a will writing service, instead of instructing a wills solicitor. A...

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Law Society attacks legal aid cuts

A decision to nearly halve the number of firms that are able to offer legal aid could create "advice deserts",...

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Dementia treatment failures

Dementia patients are being left without access to treatments which could help them because GPs are failing to spot the...

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Calls to reform family leave pay

A report is calling on the Government to reform laws surrounding paternity and maternity pay to simplify family leave for...

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