Slater & Gordon’s share price continued to tumble in the wake of the Autumn Statement, with another 27% wiped off their value overnight, while National Accident Helpline has also taken a big hit on AIM. The two listed UK alternative business structures with exposure to personal injury have fallen as well – albeit less precipitously.
Practising solicitors should be allowed to deliver advice to the public from unregulated firms, subject to restrictions, the Solicitors Regulation Authority has suggested as part of a phased review of how it regulates both individuals and organisations.
The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal has fined three former partners who sent each other emails containing offensive comments about colleagues over several months. It said the emails contained “derogatory and hurtful comments about individuals, including some colleagues, which were based on gender, sexual orientation and/or race”.
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It is two years and one month since the coalition government decided not to raise the small claims limit for personal injury from £1,000 to £5,000. The then justice secretary, Chris Grayling, told Parliament in October 2013 that there were “good arguments” for increasing the limit “to raise incentives to challenge fraudulent or exaggerated insurance claims”.