Legal News

IP lawyers face multi-million pound claim over “secret commissions”

A representative action has been launched against IP law firm Marks & Clerk and IP management business CPA Global alleging that they “grossly overcharged” thousands of SMEs.

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Fine for solicitor who acted on both sides in “undue influence” house sale

A solicitor acted for both sides in a house sale at an undervalue between a 78-year-old woman and her 34-year-old boyfriend, which was set aside by the High Court on the grounds of undue influence.

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Negligence claim against Irwin Mitchell thrown out after assignment

National law firm Irwin Mitchell has been granted summary judgment in a professional negligence claim because the retainer prevented its former client assigning his cause of action.

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Law firm and top entrepreneur ramp up Thirdfort backing

Digital onboarding platform Thirdfort has secured £1.5m in its latest fundraising, with further backing from Zoopla entrepreneur Alex Chesterman and London law firm Mishcon de Reya.

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Law firms’ cost focus will drive financial innovation in the sector

What the pandemic has brought into sharp focus for firms is a desire to reduce costs. In 2019, research found cost reductions were last on a long list of priorities for firms; now they are near the top.

How burnout was my catalyst for serving lawyers instead of being one

As my legal career progressed, I began to realise the reality was very different than I had envisaged. I was in a constant state of stress, working very long hours. I normalised the stress, as it seemed to be everywhere I looked.