Legal Features

Farhan Farani, Managing Director of Farani Taylor Solicitors

Mind the gap – Economic duress of lawful act

On 18 August 2021, in Pakistan International Airline Corporation v Times Travel (UK) Ltd (Appellant) [2021] UKSC, the Supreme Court unanimously held that economic (or lawful act) duress does exist under English law. 

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Top ten tips for supporting modern families with their estate planning

Modern or ‘blended’ families come in all shapes and sizes, they might have children from previous relationships or have family members across the globe. They may consist of cohabiting partners, same-sex married couples, adopted children or enjoy a blend of cultures. They represent the wonderfully diverse world we live in today and are growing increasingly common.

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When does a Litigation Funding Agreement become a Damages-Based Agreement?

Litigation funding agreements (“LFA”) and damages-based agreements (“DBA”) are both forms of litigation funding. Both are ways to facilitate access to justice and both enable litigants to pursue their claims without having to bear the costs of so doing – at least until judgment is given in their favour. The “litigation risk” is transferred away from the litigant and onto the investor and the legal representatives.

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The Temple Clinical Negligence Roundtable discussion

With several challenges currently facing the world of clinical negligence, Temple recently invited a number of leading clinical negligence practitioners to the Royal Society of Arts in London, to discuss some of the hot topics within the industry and how they could be addressed. Myself and my colleague, Philip Pipkin, had a stimulating day in their company.

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Catherine Bailey Bar Marketing

To tweet or not to tweet, that is the question

Catherine Bailey of Bar Marketing provides practical guidance for any lawyers looking to leverage the social media channel of Twitter to optimise brand awareness and increase instructions.

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A new route to practice rights for chartered legal executives

Following approval from the Legal Services Board in May 2022, CILEx Regulation has launched an alternative route for chartered legal executives to obtain independent practice rights.


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When talking about legal aid and access to justice, it is hard to look beyond funding. Even the Ministry of Justice has acknowledged the problem, to judge by its agreement to pump an extra £135m into the criminal legal aid… Read More