Legal News

Partnership “validly kept alive” to avoid pension liability

A law firm that incorporated its business but kept the partnership alive solely to frustrate a retired partner’s pension entitlement has defeated that partner’s claim in the High Court.

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Solicitor fined £50,000 for misusing client’s interim payments

A solicitor who spent £46,600 of a disabled client’s interim payments on costs and disbursements instead of on rehabilitation, has been fined £50,000 by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.

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Just Costs staff win claim for unpaid wages

Twenty four members of staff at Just Costs Solicitors, which went into administration in January, have won an employment tribunal claim for unpaid wages.

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City firms set for Brexit-related work boom

City law firms are set for a “boom in Brexit-related advisory work” as the UK’s future relationship with the EU becomes clearer, an authoritative analysis has predicted.

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Reports

Our latest special report, produced in association with Temple Legal Protection, looks at the role of after-the-event (ATE) insurance in commercial litigation post-LASPO. We are at a time when insurers, solicitors, clients and litigation funders work ever more closely to create funding packages that work for all of them, with conditional fee and even damages-based agreements now part of many law firms’ armoury.

Blog

10 December 2019

Is your website lost in the desert?

Having a website is like advertising on a billboard in the middle of the desert – it’s pretty useless unless people are driving past to see it. It’s exactly the same with cyberspace.

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