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The purpose of The Practical Lawyer is simple: to keep solicitors in touch with the latest developments in each area of the law.

The beauty of The Practical Lawyer is that we do the reading for you. The result is a digest that you can rely on. It is a quick and easy way of making sure you know what’s going on in your specialist area of activity.

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Sources

When compiling The Practical Lawyer we look at many sources, including:

All England Law Reports All ER (Butterworths Tolley; 0845 370 1234)

Commercial Litigation Journal CLJ (Legalease; £125; 020 7396 9313)

Criminal Practitioners Newsletter CPN (The Law Society; free; 020 7242 1222)

Current Law CL (Sweet & Maxwell; 020 7449 1111)

Employment Law Bulletin ELB (Reed Business Information; £426; 020 8652 4653)

Employment Law Journal ELJ (Legalease; £160; 020 7396 9313)

Estates Gazette EG (includes Estates Gazette Case Summaries EGCS) (Estates Gazette Ltd; £177; 01444 445335)

Family Law FL (Jordan Publishing; £225; 0117 923 0600)

Family Law Journal FLJ (Legalease; £135; 020 7396 9313)

Financial Times

The In-House Lawyer IHL (Legalease; £145; 020 7396 9313)

Law Society’s Gazette LSG (Law Society; £120; 020 7242 1222)

Legal Business LB (Legalease; please ring 020 7396 9313)

New Law Journal NLJ (Butterworths Tolley; £253; 0845 370 1234)

PLC (Practical Law for Companies) PLC (Legal & Commercial Publishing; £495; 020 7981 2967)

PLC Property Law (www.practicallaw.com)

Personal Injury Law Journal PILJ (Legalease; £140; 020 7396 9313)

Property Law Journal PLJ (Legalease; £192; 020 7396 9313)

Solicitors’ Journal SJ (Waterlow; £229; 020 7549 8685)

The Times

Trusts and Estates Law & Tax Journal TELTJ (Legalease; £179; 020 7396 9313)

Weekly Law Reports WLR (Incorporated Council of Law Reporting; £410; 020 7242 6471)

Wills & Trusts Law Reports WTLR (Legalease; £399; 020 7396 9313)

plus we receive briefing notes and publications from over 40 law firms...

The Practical Lawyer is not a substitute for any of these publications, and our reviews and commentaries are written on the basis that today’s well-equipped solicitor will have access to all of them. In all instances, please refer to the original source material.

 

Most-read articles

LPAs – gifts by attorneys
Wednesday, 13 November 2019
Giving attorneys the power under an LPA to make gifts to others and themselves can invalidate it, the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) has ruled in a test case. The law limits the power of... Read more...
VAT and disbursements – Law Society guidance
Wednesday, 13 November 2019
The Law Society has issued a detailed new practice note ‘VAT Treatment of Disbursements and Expenses’ (8 October 2019) following two recent cases in which the concept of disbursements has been... Read more...
Socialising with colleagues – a thing of the past?
Wednesday, 13 November 2019
 It is not the role of The Practical Lawyer to judge. But firms would be well advised to re-visit their attitude to lawyers socialising with each other following a recent high-profile case of the... Read more...
Trial bundles – careful preparation required
Wednesday, 13 November 2019
Rather like buses, one waits for judicial comment on court documents and trial bundles, and then two come along at once. An article discusses a recent case in which the court was unimpressed with the... Read more...
Infant approval hearing – top tips
Wednesday, 13 November 2019
An interesting article provides some practical advice on achieving the court’s approval in infant approval hearings. This is a mechanism by which the court considers and, hopefully, approves the... Read more...
Tenant Fees Act 2019 – fully into force
Wednesday, 13 November 2019
We have reported in our March 2019 (p27) and May 2019 (p28) editions on the introduction of the Tenant Fees Act which came into force for new tenancies and licences to occupy on 1 June 2019. The Act... Read more...
CVA – use to reduce rent
Wednesday, 13 November 2019
 If a limited company is insolvent, it can use a CVA to pay creditors over a fixed period. If creditors agree, the limited company can continue trading. The CVA has been used by companies in the... Read more...
Rectification of title – what is ‘exceptional’?
Wednesday, 13 November 2019
The HC has considered whether or not to correct a mistake on a registered title. Under Sch 4 LRA 2002 the court can order rectification but no order may be made without the proprietor’s consent in... Read more...
Paternity – best interests
Wednesday, 13 November 2019
What’s the court’s approach to paternity cases when the issue arises years after the child’s birth, and in circumstances where both child and F always believed F was the biological father, but... Read more...
Religious beliefs – not always protected
Tuesday, 12 November 2019
The ET has heard an interesting case relating to a person’s religious beliefs. The Equality Act 2010 legally protects people from discrimination in the workplace and in wider society. It replaced... Read more...

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