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CoA right to take stern line on McKenzie friend concept, solicitors say

Judgment says term ‘McKenzie friend’ is not appropriate in Court of Appeal’s Criminal Division. Read More

Sir Cliff gets courts boost after police row settled

Singer settles with South Yorkshire Police, though BBC will have to reveal details of source. Read More

Bar rolls out shared parental leave scheme

New plans will allow both carers of a child to take a year out of work - including six months free of chambers rent Read More

Electronic bill of costs compulsory from October

Pilot successful enough to persuade rule committee to proceed with new format - but questions remain over testing of bill. Read More