In the first of a three-part series on how to avoid professional negligence claims, PJ Kirby QC looks at where claims may arise around after-the-event insurance policies and litigation funding.
The new electronic bill of costs is here. Claire Green of the Association of Costs Lawyers explains why you shouldn’t panic.
Stephen Hines reviews Kerry Underwood’s three-volume guide on all aspects of funding, small claims, the portals and fixed costs.
The Law Society has launched two accreditations to help consumers identify practitioners that specialise in occupational injury (disease) and catastrophic injury.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Claire Green of the Association of Costs Lawyers explains why fee earners must recognise the importance of proper time-recording.