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Family law/judiciary. Breaking up gets even harder to do

The Family Law Act had a fraught passage through Parliament but is now law. It is intended to support marriage and ensure that parties take all possible steps to prevent divorce. If that is not possible then the aim is to conclude the arrangements with minimum distress to the parties and the children and to […]


South Yorkshire firm Keeble Hawson Rodgers & Howe acted for Hepworth Properties, a subsidiary of Hepworth plc, in the sale of a substantial land holding in Godstone, Surrey, to Linden Homes. Pitmans in Reading acted for Linden Homes.

Litigation Recent Decisions 30/07/96

Damages awarded on appeal for repetitive strain injury Pickford v Imperial Chemical Industries. CA (Stuart-Smith LJ, Waite LJ and Swinton-Thomas LJ) 18/7/96. Summary: Successful appeal by a secretary/typist against dismissal of her claim for repetitive strain injury from long hours of typing. Appeal against dismissal of plaintiff’s claim for repetitive strain injury, which the plaintiff […]

LAB announces regional legal aid committees

The Legal Aid Board has unveiled plans for creating a network of regional legal services committees throughout England and Wales. The early establishment of regional committees was envisaged by the recent White Paper on legal aid and follows a successful pilot of the North Western Legal Services Committee. The board is currently finalising details of […]

Complaints balancing act

You are right to say (The Lawyer 23 July) that the Office for the Supervision of Solicitors has a steep task ahead in turning round the public’s perception of bias towards solicitors. You could equally well have referred to the difficulty of reversing the profession’s perception of bias in favour of clients. Of course solicitors […]

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