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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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Incompetence as a defence? Stick to what you know!

Published on 24 July 2015. By Sally Lord, Associate

Branching out into an unknown area of law as a favour to one of your well-respected clients may seem like a natural extension to the "all-round client service" that you are accustomed to providing.

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A sting in the tail: ACAS Early Conciliation requirements take their toll on unwary Claimants

Published on 11 June 2015. By Claire Revell, Senior Associate

The ACAS Early Conciliation Scheme came into force in April 2014 and has been lauded for its part in the significant reduction in Employment Tribunal claims in the last year.

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Section 14A: Equity aids the vigilant!

Published on 19 May 2015. By Aimee Talbot, Associate

The recent Court of Appeal case of Chinnock –v- Veale Wasbrough [2015] EWCA Civ 441 is a stark reminder to potential claimants to seek a second opinion if they are dissatisfied with their legal advice, or risk the consequences.

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We have all the time in the world: the Supreme Court rules that a wife can pursue a financial settlement from her husband 23 years after they divorce

Published on 07 May 2015. By Claire Revell, Senior Associate

The Supreme Court recently week handed down its decision in Wyatt v Vince, a case which has troubled both the headlines and anyone that divorced in the last decade or two.

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CFAs continue for insolvent companies

Published on 30 April 2015. By Alexandra Anderson, Partner

In April 2013, the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO) came into force, making the success fee applied to a Conditional Fee Arrangement (CFA), and the After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums, irrecoverable by a successful party to litigation proceedings.

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