Articles - DAC Beachcroft

Articles by Clare Hughes-Williams

Is the tide changing for junior lawyers

Is the tide changing for junior lawyers

Just over a year ago we commented on the Court’s decision in the cases of SRA v James, Naylor and MacGregor.

Solicitors' Risks in Brief Newsletter - August 2020

Solicitors' Risks in Brief Newsletter - August 2020

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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 ...

Coronavirus Risk Management Series for Law Firms: Family Law

Coronavirus Risk Management Series for Law Firms: Family Law

The coronavirus pandemic has created a host of issues for family lawyers. In this article we consider some possible solutions to the risks to firms p ...

No let-up in regulation by the SRA – but is it time for a change of approach?

No let-up in regulation by the SRA – but is it time for a change of approach?

The lockdown arising from Covid-19 has not meant that the SRA has lost its focus on regulating the profession. On 8 June, for the first time it opened ...

Coronavirus Risk Management Series for Law Firms: Drafting and Executing Wills

Coronavirus Risk Management Series for Law Firms: Drafting and Executing Wills

*UPDATE – 25/07/2020* Since this article was first published, the Government has announced its intention to legalise the remote witnessing of wills vi ...

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 ...

Coronavirus Risk Management Series for Law Firms: Conveyancers

Coronavirus Risk Management Series for Law Firms: Conveyancers

This is the first in a series of risk management alerts for law firms. We will be publishing articles which we hope will be relevant to all of the cor ...

Solicitors Risk alert - COVID-19

Solicitors Risk alert - COVID-19

The SRA’s approach to regulation during the Covid-19 outbreak – pragmatism but no relaxation The profession, like everyone, is adjusting to the disrup ...

Wilsons Solicitors LLP v HMRC [2018] UKFTT 627 (TC): HMRC’s failed attempt to obtain disclosure of client due-diligence

Wilsons Solicitors LLP v HMRC [2018] UKFTT 627 (TC): HMRC’s failed attempt to obtain disclosure of client due-diligence

In a landmark case before the First Tier Tax Tribunal, DAC Beachcroft’s client, Wilsons Solicitors LLP, successfully defended proceedings brought by H ...