I was asked to confirm the precise requirements for Social Services provided evidence of Domestic Abuse from the Draft Civil (Procedure) Regualtions at the end of the webinar last Friday. As we were close to “time gentlemen please” and I had a thick level arch file to thumb through to find it, this was not […]


We have previously used TLS’ Richard Miller’s clever argument that Government does not pay for its external legal advice on the cheap. We use this, for instance, when Chris Grayling is calling for QCs to be used less frequently in the Criminal Justice system. A “We wont if you wont” response follows. The more serious […]

Storm Clouds? 

Is it a coincidence that 2 of the top 4 stories in the current Gazette involve northern firms going into administration? The circumstances surrounding Cobbetts is the more controversial, especially the “pre pack” sale and the resultant 2p in the pound to unsecured creditors. (Do not get me started on this topic and administrators). Closer […]