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This Practice Note considers when a solicitor will be on the court record as acting for a party and the consequences of being on the court record. It also addresses the...

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Client care is about providing a proper standard of service to clients. The regulatory obligations that should be complied with are set out in Chapter 1 of the Solicitors...

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Features The collaborative process involves the instruction by each party of a collaborative lawyer and the entering into of a collaborative participation...

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The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) handbook sets out ten mandatory Principles which define the fundamental ethical and professional standards expected of all...

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The General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR), Regulation (EU) 2016/679 was published in the Official Journal of the EU on 4 May 2016. Its provisions became...

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The General Data Protection Regulation, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (the GDPR) contains a set of core data protection principles that controllers must comply with. These are...

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ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note relates to developments in mediation practice up to April 2014. It is therefore for historical purposes only and is not maintained....

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This Practice Note is impacted by the decision of the UK on 23 June 2016 to leave the EU. This has implications for practitioners considering which courts have...

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An electronic signature is the electronic equivalent of a handwritten signature and links a person to the contents of an electronic document. This Practice Note...

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The availability of legal aid (formerly public funding) in relation to family proceedings was significantly reduced with effect from 1 April 2013, following the coming...

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This Practice Note outlines the process of arbitration in family cases, which has been available for financial disputes since March 2012, and for children...

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This Practice Note outlines the role of the courts in relation to family arbitration. In family cases, arbitration will take place under the Institute of Family Law...

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Sections 49–54 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPOA 2012) introduced changes to the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA...

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) significantly raises the bar on what constitutes consent and in relation to obtaining, managing and recording consent. This...

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Historically, many commercial organisations relied on consent as the main lawful ground for processing personal data. This is because the pre-General Data Protection...

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This Practice Note is impacted by the decision of the UK on 23 June 2016 to leave the EU. This has implications for practitioners considering which courts have...

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