Month: December 2017

British Steel future hanging in the balance

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Medical agencies need formal regulation, says MedCo

Evidence of misrepresentation, dishonesty and fraud by medical agencies supplying solicitors with expert reports means the government should consider formally regulating them, MedCo has argued. The body that facilitates the sourcing of medical reports in whiplash cases worth up to £25,000 also warned the Ministry of Justice that there were limits on what it could […]

Naked policeman arrests criminal in Swedish sauna

An off-duty policeman turned a hot pursuit into a naked arrest when he spotted a wanted criminal in a Swedish sauna. Through the steam of the Stockholm sauna, the policeman suddenly realised that one of the men sitting next to him was a drugs offender on the run. In a Facebook post, Rinkeby district police praised […]

Back to the classroom for tech’s regulators

The impact of technology is visible in all aspects of our lives: we can grow replacement cells to insert into our bodies, and enter into contracts with utility companies without speaking to a human. We can use blockchain to sell wheat from the farm gate to a household across the globe, and use big data […]

MPs hear lawyers roundly condemn ‘cost-saving’ court reforms


Experts from across the legal sector have denounced reforms of the court system, in the first evidence session of the Commons justice committee’s inquiry into court and tribunal reforms. Staff cuts, court closures and the push for digitalisation are crippling access to justice in many areas, the committee was repeatedly warned. The committee is currently holding an inquiry into […]