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Solicitors' Risks in Brief | November 2022

Solicitors' Risks in Brief | November 2022

Regulatory Disciplinary Developments- A general overview  READ MORE                                                                          ...

Disciplinary Developments – A general overview

Disciplinary Developments – A general overview

Most solicitors would probably agree that facing an investigation by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (“SRA”) is one of the worst things that they ...

Think twice before marking it WP: SRA to issue guidance on “without prejudice” correspondence

Think twice before marking it WP: SRA to issue guidance on “without prejudice” correspondence

We have already mentioned in our overview, the thematic review on Strategic Litigation against Public Participation (SLAPPs).  The SRA has indicated t ...

SIF and the SRA Indemnity Scheme

SIF and the SRA Indemnity Scheme

In previous editions we have tracked developments as regards the planned closure of the Solicitors Indemnity Fund, and the repercussions for the profe ...

Amendments to the Disclosure Pilot Scheme

Amendments to the Disclosure Pilot Scheme

The Disclosure Pilot Scheme (Practice Direction 51U, “DPS”) has been operating in the Business and Property Courts since January 2019 with the intenti ...

Out of duty: Court clarifies when a law firm’s retainer begins

Out of duty: Court clarifies when a law firm’s retainer begins

Two recent High Court decisions have given firms a steer on when a retainer arises. Carol Miller-v-Irwin Mitchell LLP [2022] EWHC 2252 (Ch) has consid ...

Climate Change – do conveyancers owe a duty to clients to advise on the related risks?

Climate Change – do conveyancers owe a duty to clients to advise on the related risks?

Climate change and its impact on our environment continues to be at the forefront of the minds of the general public through its continuous media cove ...

Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Act 2010 – recent court decisions relating to limitation issues and declarations from the court in respect of coverage

Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Act 2010 – recent court decisions relating to limitation issues and declarations from the court in respect of coverage

The Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Act 2010 (the “2010 Act”) came into force on 1 August 2016 and replaced the Third Parties (Rights Against ...

Ransoms - to pay or not to pay, that is the question

Ransoms - to pay or not to pay, that is the question

To take some of the headlines at face value which followed the publication of the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) and National Cyber Security ...

Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away: Can Firms Exert a Lien Over Disclosable Files?

Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away: Can Firms Exert a Lien Over Disclosable Files?

John Hodge Solicitors acted on behalf of Mr David Ellis after an injury suffered from an accident at a restaurant in 2014. The personal injury claim c ...