Articles - DAC Beachcroft

Articles by Catrin Davies

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 ...

Solicitors' Risks in Brief  newsletter - April 2020

Solicitors' Risks in Brief newsletter - April 2020

Regulatory The SRA Standards and Regulations 2019 On 25 November 2019, the SRA introduced its new Standards and Regulations. Its aim was to ...

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 ...

Solicitors' Risk in Brief - August 2019

Solicitors' Risk in Brief - August 2019

     Regulatory Indemnity Insurance and the Regulatory Revolution The SRA Handbook came into force 6 October 2011, introducing a new Code of ...

Anti-money laundering update

Anti-money laundering update

Anyone following the SRA’s social media accounts will know that preventing money laundering is a hot topic for the Regulator. Its #staySHARP campaign, ...

Dreamvar continued: changes made to the Law Society Code for Completion by Post

Dreamvar continued: changes made to the Law Society Code for Completion by Post

As of 1 May 2019, a new Code for Completion by Post has been implemented by the Law Society in light of last year’s decision in Dreamvar (UK) Ltd v Mi ...

The SDT seeks to change the standard of proof

The SDT seeks to change the standard of proof

In March 2014 the Legal Services Board (“LSB”) recommended that the Civil Standard of Proof should be adopted in regulatory proceedings against all pr ...

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 ...

Solicitors' Risk in Brief - April 2019

Solicitors' Risk in Brief - April 2019

Controversial proposal to reduce SRA Minimum Cover is kicked onto the back-burner  In March 2018 we reported that the Solicitors Regulation Auth ...

Is illness ever a defence to dishonesty?

Is illness ever a defence to dishonesty?

The recent decision of the Divisional Court in the cases of SRA v James, Naylor & McGreggor has caused consternation amongst the profession, many ...