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As per the Legal Ombudsman’s recent annual report, the most common cause for complaints about lawyers was delays or failure to progress a case, ahead of failure to advi
We were recently asked to carry out a review of a firm’s COFA (Compliance Officer for Finance and Administration) function, and as part of the review we requested sight
In recent years there has been a big focus on gender equality across all industries in the UK, we have seen the 100-year anniversary of women’s suffrage, the #MeToo cam
In December 2018, new rules are being introduced that are designed to ensure that there is greater transparency in the prices charged by law firms for certain legal ser
I will assume that the majority of you out there are aware of the risks of identity theft and fraud.
After much debate, criticism and conjecture, the controversial new ‘super-exam’ for solicitors, which has been proposed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), is
On May 25th when GDPR came into force, it was clear straight away that there would be a culture change in relation to subject access requests and the nature in which these are raised for
Last year, leading City firm Mishcon de Reya was told by the High Court that it would have to pay over £1 million in relation to losses by its client, Dreamvar.
The SRA are proposing to reduce the minimum level of Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) cover by up to 75%, from £2m to £500,000 and £1m for conveyancing firms.
Conveyancing Solicitors are still reeling from the Court of Appeals judgment in the linked appeals of Dreamvar (UK) Ltd v Mishcon de Reya and P & P Property Ltd v Owen White and Catlin LLP
Do you remember the net neutrality debate in the US last year?
As a regulated law firm, the SRA principle 9 states you must ‘run your business or carry out your role in the business in a way that encourages equality of opportunity
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