Articles - DAC Beachcroft

Articles

2020

Value Judgment

Value Judgment

Stephen Hocking, public law partner at international law firm DAC Beachcroft, and an adviser to UK universities, discusses the pressures on educators ...

Black Lives Matter – the new #MeToo?

Black Lives Matter – the new #MeToo?

#MeToo is still very much a live and relevant issue for all regulated firms and solicitors alike, and the SRA has taken a keen interest in such matter ...

Our success in the Court of Appeal

Our success in the Court of Appeal

We are really pleased to have won in the Court of Appeal in Holt v Holley & Steer [2020] EWCA Civ 851.  The case provides new guidance on the asse ...

Solicitors' Risks in Brief Newsletter - August 2020

Solicitors' Risks in Brief Newsletter - August 2020

                                             Regulatory Black Lives Matter – the new #MeToo?   READ MORE    Wellbeing READ MORE    ...

Wellbeing

Wellbeing

Law firms are undoubtedly challenging places to work no matter how good the culture within the firm. They have traditionally been fairly “macho” envir ...

Avoiding the risk of inadvertent waiver of privilege

Avoiding the risk of inadvertent waiver of privilege

Legal professional privilege is a cornerstone of our legal system and entitles a party to resist the disclosure of confidential and potentially damagi ...

Updated Guidance to Combat Conveyancing Fraud

Updated Guidance to Combat Conveyancing Fraud

Following Dreamvar[1], fraud in the conveyancing sector continues to be a headache for stakeholders and a source of claims against solicitors. To try ...

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 ...

A Global Pandemic – A Globally vulnerable workforce

A Global Pandemic – A Globally vulnerable workforce

We are in unprecedented times. Countries are emerging from enforced lockdowns across the world, and vast numbers of individuals are working from home. ...

Beware of costs sanctions if your conduct falls out of line

Beware of costs sanctions if your conduct falls out of line

Beware of costs sanctions if your conduct falls out of line A number of recent cases have served as a stark reminder to practitioners of the importanc ...