Articles - DAC Beachcroft

Articles by Tom Bedford

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: 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 ...

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 ...

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 SRA's Risk Outlook

The SRA's Risk Outlook

In late July, the SRA published its latest Risk Outlook. In that document the SRA sets out what it considers to be the key areas of risk for law firms ...

Recent SDT decisions relating to solicitors' mental health

Recent SDT decisions relating to solicitors' mental health

As society has become more aware of mental health issues, many employers have responded by introducing well-being measures to help identify and suppor ...

Supreme Court hands down its decision in BPE Solicitors v Hughes-Holland (in substitution for Gabriel) [2017] UKSC 21

Supreme Court hands down its decision in BPE Solicitors v Hughes-Holland (in substitution for Gabriel) [2017] UKSC 21

The Supreme Court this morning handed down its eagerly awaited decision in this case. The decision, which will be of particular interest to solicitors ...

Fighting back against the rise of failed personal injury claims against solicitors

Fighting back against the rise of failed personal injury claims against solicitors

It is perhaps not surprising that claims against solicitors arising out of personal injury litigation have increased significantly over recent years. ...