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Divorce by deception

Family Proceedings Act 1980, s 27 – appeal from Family Court – application for declaration that dissolution order invalid – order for substituted service obtained by deception – undefended proceeding – inviolacy of ...

The dangers of failing to front up in court

Application to set aside judgment entered on formal proof - High Court Rules 2016, 15.10- miscarriage of justice - principles to be considered - reasonable explanation for failure to appear - substantial defence - ...

Why we have both barristers and solicitors

We’ve already touched on the history of barristers as a profession, but let’s look at that in more detail. As I said earlier, originally the leaders of the profession were the serjeants. The serjeants had their own ...

Jack Porus: the business of running a law firm

Jack Porus never particularly wanted to be a lawyer. And his mother, of Lithuanian Jewish stock, would have preferred him to be a doctor. But Porus, the former managing partner at Glaister Ennor and one of the ...

Do we need barristers?

England and Wales have a split legal profession, with a traditional distinction between solicitors and barristers. This contrasts with many other countries, including many in the common law world, which have only ...