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Practice Reminders – treating your client account as a bank account

Practice Reminders – treating your client account as a bank account

To illustrate the Rule, the SRA has produced an updated Warning Notice which provides guidance on use of client account and provides some case studies ...

A Hard Solicitors’ PI market

A Hard Solicitors’ PI market

As well as dealing with business resilience issues arising out of COVID 19, solicitors are also facing some of the hardest Professional Indemnity mark ...

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 ...

Collateral attack, different parties, seldom an abuse - PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP v BTI 2014 LLC [2021] EWCA Civ 9.

Collateral attack, different parties, seldom an abuse - PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP v BTI 2014 LLC [2021] EWCA Civ 9.

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP v BTI 2014 LLC [2021] EWCA Civ 9. The judgment considers the law on abuse of process in cases where there is no res judicat ...

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 ...

Duties owed by solicitors and trade unions

Duties owed by solicitors and trade unions

The case of Langley v GMB & Ors [2020] EWCH 3619 QB provides useful guidance on the duties owed by solicitors and trade unions in employment matte ...

Tenants’ office requirements post-Covid

Tenants’ office requirements post-Covid

As occupiers tentatively start to think about a return to the office following more than a year at home, many companies will be reassessing whether th ...

Does a Barrister owe a duty to its instructing solicitor

Does a Barrister owe a duty to its instructing solicitor

Overview The High Court recently endorsed the commonly held view that a barrister’s duty is to their lay client and not to their instructing solicitor ...

Data Protection & Brexit for Solicitors

Data Protection & Brexit for Solicitors

The Data Protection Acts 1998 and 2018 were rooted in European Directives and Regulations. However data protection laws have not gone away as a result ...

Witness Statements: A Paradigm Shift?

Witness Statements: A Paradigm Shift?

Significant changes have been introduced since 6 April 2021 in respect of trial witness statements in the Business and Property Courts. They are detai ...