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Will Rectification

Will Rectification

After residential and commercial property, Wills & Probate is the next single largest category of claim faced by solicitors and their Insurers. At ...

The Compensation Fund and the SIF: An Update

The Compensation Fund and the SIF: An Update

We revisit two earlier pieces about forthcoming changes relevant to professional indemnity insurance and claims against solicitors: (i) reforms to the ...

Damages: Accommodation for accommodation costs

Damages: Accommodation for accommodation costs

In a Judgment which will have consequences for lawyers and their insurers, the Court of Appeal decision in Swift v Carpenter [2020] EWCA Civ 1295, a t ...

Disclosure – Damaging Documents

Disclosure – Damaging Documents

Following the introduction of the Disclosure Pilot Scheme in the Business and Property Courts, the disclosure obligations on parties in litigation are ...

Negligence v Criminality

Negligence v Criminality

The Court of Appeal has recently reconsidered the illegality doctrine in Day v Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP [2020] EWCA Civ 447, concluding that an ...

Return To Work Insight

Return To Work Insight

Protection of Staff & Clients is Key Amidst the excitement of relaxation of lockdown measures, many estate agents have report a huge spike in inte ...

Carry On Consulting: Potential Compensatory Reform

Carry On Consulting: Potential Compensatory Reform

In 2014 the SRA began a series of consultations designed to ‘reduce the regulatory burden’ upon law firms and practitioners, whilst preserving the nec ...

Equity Release: A Sting in The Tail?

Equity Release: A Sting in The Tail?

According to equity release advisor Key, 2018 saw over 47,000 new loans taken out releasing £3.6 billion of equity. Strong growth across the first and ...

Indemnity Insurance and the Regulatory Revolution

Indemnity Insurance and the Regulatory Revolution

The SRA Handbook came into force 6 October 2011, introducing a new Code of Conduct that was in part prompted by the advent of alternative business str ...

If you've got it, flaunt it

If you've got it, flaunt it

Orientfield Holdings Limited v Bird & Bird LLP [2017] EWCA Civ 348 In the recent decision in Orientfield Holdings Limited v Bird & Bird LLP [2 ...