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    Book review: Kerry Underwood on Personal Injury Small Claims Portals

    7 June 2017

    Stephen Hines reviews Kerry Underwood’s three-volume guide on all aspects of funding, small claims, the portals and fixed costs.

  • Skeleton

    Law Society launches new injury-related accreditations

    5 June 2017 Updated: 19 June 2017

    The Law Society has launched two accreditations to help consumers identify practitioners that specialise in occupational injury (disease) and catastrophic injury.

  • alison kirby

    The end of unbundling? Sequence Properties v Patel

    22 November 2016

    An appeal court ruling may have delivered a serious body blow to solicitors offering unbundled services without being held liable for matters beyond those in their client retainer. Alison Kirby discusses the Patel judgment.

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    Chancery Lane hits out at code of conduct reform plan

    20 September 2016

    The Law Society has issued a damning critique of the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) proposals for a streamlined code of conduct and – to a lesser extent – its planned overhaul of the accounts rules.

  • james perry

    The tough gets going - again?

    8 September 2016

    Two years after Denton took the sting out of Mitchell’s tail, could the courts be taking a tougher approach again to missing deadlines? Not necessarily, says James Perry, but the decision in Oak Cash and Carry is a salutary reminder that missed deadlines are usually a sign of deeper problems with your client.

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    From the Library: Free online legal information - case law resources

    27 July 2016

    Questions about case law are frequently received by the Library enquiry service. We have an extensive hard copy collection, but there are also plenty of free online resources that can help you with case law research. 

  • julia williams

    The DWF paralegal hub: the new face of litigation?

    25 July 2016

    A year ago, national law firm DWF overhauled its business model and introduced a range of new client services, including a centralised legal support centre with paralegals working on everything from e-disclosure to bundling. DWF director Julia Williams explains how this paralegal hub is transforming the way it undertakes litigation, and the financial and practical rewards it is reaping.

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    Why you need to get to grips with time recording

    18 July 2016

    Claire Green of the Association of Costs Lawyers explains why fee earners must recognise the importance of proper time-recording.

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    Mediation: Preparation and good practice

    20 April 2016

    Mark Jackson-Stops, mediator and founder of mediation chambers In Place of Strife, provides an in-depth guide to the vital points you and your client must consider prior to mediation

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    Nominations now open: The Law Society Excellence Awards 2016

    18 April 2016

    The 2016 Law Society Excellence Awards are now open for nominations, closing on 27 May

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