General Legal Articles

What Is A McKenzie Friend?

Most people who are bringing or defending a legal action through the Courts either instruct solicitors to act and represent them and look after their best interests or sometimes they do it themselves and act as Litigants in Person.

Landmark Ruling For Homeless Individuals

The Supreme Court has recently announced a new approach which should make it easier for vulnerable homeless people to obtain council accommodation in the future.

The Blurred Lines Of Copyright

A jury in the United States ruled last month that the writers of the famous ‘Blurred Lines’ single, Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke, had copied the Marvin Gaye track ‘Got to Give it Up’.

Changes To Food Labelling

Food labelling is one of the latest areas of law to come under a wave of reform from the EU. As of 13 December 2014, foods across the EU must all meet the same labelling requirements as the EU’s objective of harmonising member states legislation takes another step forward.

Operating Against Your Wishes

A mother of three has been deemed to lack the mental capacity to make critical decisions about her own medical treatment, and a senior judge has ordered she undergo a risky operation that could save her life, against the wishes of her lawyer who said it was in her ‘best interests’ to avoid undergoing the operation.

Who Is Your Favourite TV Lawyer?

Lawyers on TV always seem to be so interesting and good looking – sadly unlike most of the UK legal profession. And they always seem to have such interesting and challenging cases.

So who’s your favourite?

Fifty Shades Of Grey

Have you read EL James Fifty Shades of Grey yet? We know most of the girls in our office have and the content of the books content continue to generate excitable and stimulating conversations going around the office.