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Pro bono costs orders reach Supreme Court

Pro bono costs orders have finally reached the Supreme Court after new provisions came into force last week that close a hole in the Legal Services Act 2007. Orders are made in favour of the Access to Justice Foundation.

October 8th, 2012 | No Comments »

Supreme Court restores costs protection for local authorities in care proceedings

Local authorities should not have to pay the costs of a party to care proceedings against whom allegations have reasonably been made but eventually prove unfounded, the Supreme Court has ruled.

July 27th, 2012 | Comments Off on Supreme Court restores costs protection for local authorities in care proceedings

Foundations of ABS, CFAs and other key legal regimes under microscope of govt red tape exercise

Many of the regulations underpinning the regulatory regime for legal services – including those designating the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Council for Licensed Conveyancers as ABS licensing authorities – are under the microscope as part of the government’s Red Tape Challenge, it has emerged.

June 1st, 2012 | Comments Off on Foundations of ABS, CFAs and other key legal regimes under microscope of govt red tape exercise