Articles - DAC Beachcroft

Articles by Clare Hughes-Williams

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 ...

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 ...

Is illness ever a defence against dishonesty?

Is illness ever a defence against dishonesty?

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

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 ...

Claim Worries 2018

Claim Worries 2018

Mistakes in the context of property transactions are still far and away the most significant causes of claims against the profession. Many of the mist ...

SRA Proposals for PII Reform

SRA Proposals for PII Reform

The SRA has now launched its long awaited consultation on reforming the Solicitors Minimum Terms & Conditions (MTCs) and the Compensation Fund. In ...

Cost decisions to impact on professional negligence claims against solicitors

Cost decisions to impact on professional negligence claims against solicitors

Two recent cost decisions – Green, Mughal, Mughal and Edwards v SGI Legal LLP and Hanley v JC & A Solicitors are likely to impact future professio ...