The announcement that the Civil Liability Act, and the changes which come with it, will not now be implemented until April 2021 is sensible and welcome.
Whilst it may be counterintuitive to many, there are more PI law firms wanting to buy than to sell. It has become a seller’s market that is even stronger given the high demand during the pandemic.
If you were to find yourself on a surgeon’s operating table, on a plane or back in the classroom, you would be in the hands of a professional whose ability had been independently checked in the last five years.
Criminal defence firms (particularly SMEs) are unlikely to survive after Covid-19 unless the government considers additional financial measures to those currently available.
Recent research estimated the wills and probate market as worth £1.3bn and found that 12% of those completing a will did it themselves without any professional help.