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Insurance Mediation Directive

From the 1st October new SRA rules will take effect to cater for the above EU directive which will replace the Insurance Mediation Directive.

Civil Liability Bill Delay

As a lot of claimant lawyers will know, the Civil Liability Bill which is in the process of being read is likely to bring some changes to the current industry and will

How to nip those complaints in the bud

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

Residual balances and what you can learn from them

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

Women in law

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

The price is right – new pricing rules for law firms are approved

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

Scams, Bogus Firms, Unauthorised Firms and Clones

I will assume that the majority of you out there are aware of the risks of identity theft and fraud.

SQE, the new super-exam – will it be good news or bad news?

After much debate, criticism and conjecture, the controversial new ‘super-exam’ for solicitors, which has been proposed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), is

Subject Access Requests and Complaints

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

Dreamvar ruling highlights the dangers faced by conveyancing solicitors

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’s proposals for insurance cover

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.

Buyers beware…. and their Solicitors!

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