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Lawyer v lawyer: where there's blame there's a claim?

Published on 09 December 2015. By Claire Revell, Senior Associate

Dissatisfied clients of law firms have probably never had so many ways to complain about their solicitor.

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Small businesses; large losses?

Published on 01 December 2015. By Robert Morris, Partner

On Friday the FCA published a wide ranging discussion paper in which it seeks comments on proposed changes to the way in which it, and the FOS, deals with SME businesses.

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Limiting your retainer – success before the Court of Appeal for divorce lawyers

Published on 20 November 2015. By Rachael Healey, Legal Director

Divorce settlements have attracted a number of professional negligence claims recently.

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British Racing no longer in the fast lane: indemnity costs prevail where costs claimed as damages

Published on 16 November 2015. By Chloe Derrick, Associate

In a notable departure from earlier case law, the High Court determined last month in Hawksford Trustees Jersey Ltd v Halliwells LLP (In liquidation) [2015] EWHC 2996 (Ch) that the proper method of assessing costs claimed as damages in the context of proceedings was on the indemnity basis.

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Loopholes in the Limitation Act – when will the court finally stop the clock?

11 November 2015

Think you're safe after the expiry of the statutory limitation period?

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Cyber Attacks on Law Firms on the Up

Published on 29 October 2015. By Simy Khanna, Senior Associate

Law firms are the custodian of clients' intellectual property, commercially sensitive and personal information.

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Section 14A revisited – how much does a claimant need to know?

Published on 28 October 2015. By Rachael Healey, Legal Director

The Court of Appeal has looked at whether or not a claimant had sufficient knowledge under Section 14A when it was told that a firm had been negligent but not told that any damage may result.

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The hidden costs of divorce – lawyers beware the price tag!

Published on 26 October 2015. By Laura Stocks, Senior Associate

As a result of the Supreme Court's decision on 14 October 2015 in the cases of Sharland and Gohil, parties in divorce proceedings are now able to re-open their financial settlements where there is evidence of fraudulent non-disclosure.

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ENE Dream Will Do

Published on 01 October 2015. By Philip McCormack, Associate

A host of case management powers is available to the Court by virtue of CPR 3.1.

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Hope in Hell: Defamatory references to a law firm removed from SolicitorsFromHellUK.com

Published on 18 September 2015. By Claire Revell, Senior Associate

This week's High Court decision ordering the removal of defamatory statements from a website which 'exposes' solicitors and other lawyers may come as some relief to members of the legal profession.

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