Articles - DAC Beachcroft

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Wasted costs applications on the rise?

Wasted costs applications on the rise?

We have seen an increase in wasted costs applications against solicitors; whether this is a result of the pandemic or not it is difficult to say. Howe ...

Our success in a multiple-dwellings relief claim

Our success in a multiple-dwellings relief claim

We are pleased with our recent success at High Wycombe County Court in a case involving the alleged failure to advise on multiple-dwellings relief (MD ...

Litigating during the pandemic

Litigating during the pandemic

This is the second in a series of risk management alerts for law firms. We have already provided property practitioners with our views on the risks re ...

Stamp Duty relief traps for conveyancers

Stamp Duty relief traps for conveyancers

In our article published on 2 April 2019 we warned of the rise in claims against conveyancers and other property professionals arising out of an alleg ...

Rise in SDLT multiple dwelling relief claims against solicitors

Rise in SDLT multiple dwelling relief claims against solicitors

While Multiple Dwelling Relief (“MDR”) was introduced in July 2011, recent clarification as to what constitutes a separate dwelling appears to be givi ...

SRA issues warning notice on offensive communications

SRA issues warning notice on offensive communications

In August 2017 the SRA issued a warning notice on offensive communications. The guidance is relevant to solicitors and indeed any individuals working ...