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Update on Settlement of future losses in personal injury claims

Update on Settlement of future losses in personal injury claims

At the end of last year the Office for National Statistics published its latest population projections. Amongst these figures was the projected life e ...

As you were, for under-settled NIHL claims following Supreme Court ruling in Edwards

As you were, for under-settled NIHL claims following Supreme Court ruling in Edwards

Professional negligence claims against solicitors for under settling Noise Induced Hearing Loss (“NIHL”) claims are on the rise and look to be gatheri ...

PERRY v RALEYS - Reinstating the law as most professional negligence lawyers understood it to be

PERRY v RALEYS - Reinstating the law as most professional negligence lawyers understood it to be

This decision restates the law as most professional negligence lawyers had understood it to be. There is no new law in the decision. The Supreme Court ...

"No games" – High Court rules solicitors are under no duty to highlight Claimant's errors

"No games" – High Court rules solicitors are under no duty to highlight Claimant's errors

Woodward v Phoenix Healthcare Distribution Ltd – 26 July 2018 On 26th July 2018 the High Court ruled that a solicitor was under no duty to draw an opp ...

Tempted to offer free advice? – A reminder of a cautionary tale

Tempted to offer free advice? – A reminder of a cautionary tale

The recent Scottish case of D v Victim Support Scotland [2017] SC EDIN 85 is a reminder that even if you provide advice for no fee, if it is clear tha ...

Civil Procedure Update

Civil Procedure Update

We set out in this article some of the more recent and important changes to the CPR which are affecting litigators on a daily basis:- Have you got th ...

Legal Indemnity Insurance

Legal Indemnity Insurance

Legal indemnity insurance: a panacea? Legal indemnity insurance has gained a firm foothold in the UK conveyancing market since it arrived in the UK fr ...

Court of Appeal confusion on lost opportunity claims

Court of Appeal confusion on lost opportunity claims

Perry v Raleys [2017] EWCA Civ 314 This Court of Appeal decision arises from the settlement, by Raleys, of Mr Perry's Vibration White Finger ("VWF") c ...

Property fraud: conveyancers beware

Property fraud: conveyancers beware

Property fraud is on the rise. The most common scam is where an imposter poses as the owner of the property. The buyer is left with liability for a mo ...

Does one size fit all?

Does one size fit all?

SRA publishes professional indemnity insurance analysis.At various points since 2013 / 2014 the SRA has turned its attention to the Solicitors Minimum ...