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The Justice Secretary recently set out how the Government will ensure better support for victims of crime in its Victim Strategy document.
The SRA has launched a consultation on whether the standard of proof to be applied in solicitors’ disciplinary tribunal (‘SDT’) hearings should be changed from the criminal standard.
Ex turpi causa: Solicitors liable for negligence despite mortgage fraud Grondona v Stoffel & Co  EWCA Civ 2031
In the current climate of drastic reductions to legal aid, restrictions on conditional fee agreements and the proposed increase to the small claims track limit, it is generally accepted that the upward trend of litigants in person appearing in courts up and down the country will continue.
This new guideline is likely to result in increased penalties for individuals responsible for fatal workplace accidents.
Four years after the Cheeki Rafiki sinking and three years after they published their report and recommendations, the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has issued a safety bulletin following the keel failure and capsizing of the commercial yacht.