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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.

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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

Constructive trusts – property
Wednesday, 12 September 2018
The author gives a helpful analysis of a ruling following a claim to establish a constructive trust or proprietary estoppel in respect of a domestic property. The deceased died intestate while living... Read more...
Professional negligence – adjudication
Wednesday, 12 September 2018
The Professional Negligence Adjudication Scheme is run by the Professional Negligence Bar Association. It offers a voluntary ADR procedure, modelled on the adjudication system in construction... Read more...
Waste – L’s liability
Wednesday, 12 September 2018
Ls should be aware of the environmental enforcement obligations that may be incurred as a result of T’s activities. Read more...
Part 36 – late acceptance
Wednesday, 12 September 2018
If a Part 36 offer is accepted out of time (ie outside the 21 day period) in a low value protocol case, then what are the costs consequences? In particular, does late acceptance mean a liability to... Read more...
HMOs – new rules
Wednesday, 12 September 2018
The definition of house in multiple occupation (HMO) changes on 1 October 2018. The new definition covers properties occupied by five or more people, comprising two or more separate households. Read more...
Energy efficiency – reassessment by T?
Wednesday, 12 September 2018
The Energy Efficiency (MEES) Regs mean it is no longer possible to grant new leases to properties with an EPC of F or G. Moreover, existing lettings of F and G properties will become unlawful from... Read more...
Knotweed – nuisance
Wednesday, 12 September 2018
Last year, we had county court claims in Cardiff and Truro in which it was held that the encroachment of Japanese knotweed would be actionable as a ‘private nuisance’. The Cardiff cases have now... Read more...
Procedure – expert witnesses
Wednesday, 12 September 2018
Expert witnesses must comply with court rules and related guidance appropriate to their area of expertise. New guidance for paediatric expert witnesses in family proceedings has now been issued. Read more...
Self-employed – or worker?
Wednesday, 12 September 2018
The Pimlico Plumbers case was seen as a victory for workers in the gig economy, with the Supreme Court looking at the reality of the relationship (rather than the legal labels attached). So, what... Read more...
Offences – mens rea
Wednesday, 12 September 2018
This was a pre-trial appeal of a ruling at a preparatory hearing. The two appellants (A) faced charges under s17 Terrorism Act 2000 of sending money overseas, or arranging to do so, knowing or having... Read more...

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