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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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Litigation privilege under the spotlight

Published on 17 September 2015. By Caroline Shiffner, Senior Associate

A Claimant's application for an injunction against the use in litigation of unhelpful pre-application planning advice he had obtained from a local planning authority was dismissed by John Jarvis QC sitting as a deputy High Court Judge.

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Time is running out… clarity on time bar at FOS?

03 September 2015

New DISP pro forma final response language seems to allow firms to be more confident when time barring complaints.

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Lord Justice Jackson tackles Costs Management

Published on 07 August 2015. By Jonathan Wyles, Legal Director

The post-Jackson costs management regime celebrated its second birthday earlier this year.

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LEO intent on including Third Party Debts

Published on 30 July 2015. By Sally Lord, Associate

Following on from my post earlier this year, it seems that LEO is set to go ahead with plans to consult on its vision of dealing with third party complaints.

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Where there's a will there's a way? The Court of Appeal awards an estranged daughter £164,000 from her mother's estate

Published on 30 July 2015. By Claire Revell, Senior Associate

The Court of Appeal this week handed down its hotly debated landmark decision in Ilott v Mitson & Others, causing many to query the purpose of making a will at all.

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