European Parliament approves new EU rules to ensure that the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty in criminal proceedings is respected

  The CCBE is pleased that the European Parliament has approved new EU rules to ensure that the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty in criminal proceedings is…

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Christopher Ashton v FCA – further developments for individuals wishing to challenge prejudicial implications in FCA notices

The Court of Appeal judgment in Achilles Macris on 19 May 2015[1] opened the floodgates to individuals who could claim to be prejudiced by FCA warning and decision notices, and who…

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Male Oxbridge-educated barristers from London chambers still more likely to become QCs despite major reforms

  Male Oxbridge-educated junior barristers from London-based chambers are still far more likely to become QCs despite major reform to the appointments system in 2004, according to a new study…

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The Government should think again on fixed fees in clinical negligence cases argues Nina Ali, partner, Hodge Jones & Allen

This summer the Department of Health announced proposals to fix costs in clinical negligence cases worth below £250,000 and, in doing so, raised grave concerns that many victims of medical negligence…

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Special awards ceremony celebrates North West law students who are top of the class

High-achieving Manchester and Liverpool BPP University students attended a special awards event last night to celebrate their successes. Students who proved to be top of the class in exams, assignments…

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