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Posted in July 2017

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Profession calls for ‘bold and far reaching’ employment review »

On July 10th, 2017 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2017.

By Max Walters An independent review of employment practices should be bold, far-reaching and not afraid to suggest a re-writing of law, the profession has said ahead of its expected publication. Employment solicitors and the advisory, conciliation and arbitration service (ACAS) said much clearer guidance is needed to enable employers to know their rights and […]

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Neuberger: ‘Very hard to defend’ current legal aid system’ »

On July 5th, 2017 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2014.

By Monidipa Fouzder The president of the Supreme Court appears to have compared UK governments to ‘repressive totalitarian regimes’ as part of a scathing attack on legal aid reforms. Lord Neuberger, who retires this year, told the Australian Bar Association’s conference on Monday that access to justice is a practical, not hypothetical, requirement. He said: […]

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Court cautious on £1.1m costs in Cliff Richard case »

On July 3rd, 2017 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2017.

By John Hyde A High Court judge has declined to comment at first instance on whether Sir Cliff Richard’s costs in his claim against the BBC were disproportionate. Incurred costs in the singer’s case – which was settled in May – amount to more than £1.1m. The BBC, one of the defendants alongside the Chief […]

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