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Pro bono issues

Online Published Date : 07 January 2009 | Appeared in issue: Volume 28 No. 1 - 01 January 2009

The coming into force of s194 of the Legal Services Act 2007 bringing into effect pro-bono legal services on 1 October was marked by a two-page article by Jeremy Morgan, QC, in the Law Society Gazette of 13 November. Section 194 enables the court..

Contingency fees – 2

Online Published Date : 07 January 2009 | Appeared in issue: Volume 28 No. 1 - 01 January 2009

A study of contingency fees in tribunals, also co-authored by Professor Richard Moorhead, was reported by Neil Rose in the Law Society Gazette of 4 December. It found that the use of contingency fees in employment tribunals throws up few major..

Contingency fees – 1

Online Published Date : 07 January 2009 | Appeared in issue: Volume 28 No. 1 - 01 January 2009

A research paper ‘Contingency fees – a study of their operation in the United States of America’ by Professor Richard Moorhead and senior cost judge Peter Hurst commissioned by the Civil Justice Council has concluded: Paragraph..

New ACAS Code of Practice

Online Published Date : 07 January 2009 | Appeared in issue: Volume 28 No. 1 - 01 January 2009

The Employment Act 2008 has received the royal assent and will come into force in April 2009. It replaces the statutory disciplinary procedure and the statutory grievance procedure with a new ACAS Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance..