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Increased ADR focus in new Commercial Court guidance

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Defence submissions

Peter Lockhart, one of the working group that produced the summary procedure report, explains in a Journal interview how the new system is intended to work, and encourages solicitors to offer feedback

Bookmark the benchmark

Financial benchmarking is the new “cost of time”. This Society article explains how an online financial reporting system will enable you to generate a valuable health check on your practice

Heads for business

In the month of International Women’s Day, Cathy Donald and Emma Reid, who set up their own practice a year ago, describe their experience and what they have learned

Spousal visas and the income rule

A Supreme Court ruling has confirmed that the UK Government can set a minimum income threshold for a UK national whose spouse seeks a visa to live in the UK, while requiring some changes in practice

Platform party

How has Altis been developing since its initial launch last year? The Society-backed online conveyancing platform is alive and well and looking for new users, as its developers tell the Journal

The consequences of excluding consequential loss

A recent English commercial case interpreted an exclusion of loss provision contextually rather than by the pattern of authorities. What are the lessons for practitioners?

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