It was an intimate affair, expertly organised by squidministrator (her title, not mine) Frances Delhoy of independent consultancy Le Beau Visage (sadly, the only female present). Lucian wanted me – surprise, surprise – to talk about the issues that currently rankle with readers of the Mail on Sunday. So I…

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It’s coming from all angles. Court fee hikes equivalent to a 500% increase and the closure of at least 86 county courts. As Gordon Exall says in his brilliant blog about the court fee increases, those responsible should ‘hang their heads in shame’. On LegalBeagles, we directly help thousands of…

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Starbucks has lost a disability discrimination case after it wrongly accused a dyslexic employee of falsifying documents when she had simply misread numbers she was responsible for recording. Campaigners say the ruling highlights the duty of all employers to make allowances for staff with dyslexia.In December, an employment tribunal found…

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Claims management company Rebus has gone into administration, marking one of the biggest failures of a crowdfunded company in the UK. Rebus raised more than £800,000 last year on Crowdcube. Investors in the company, which reports suggest number more than 100, could now lose their money. Rebus specialised in pursuing…

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Forums offer something different and their potential to provide social capital and effect related offline civic activity remains a largely untapped force, and one that is in danger of being eclipsed by their larger, and more seductive contemporary social networking cousins. If this should happen, we would consider it a…

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