- Wednesday, 4 March 2015
Solicitors are not under a general duty to check the credit status of parties in a commercial transaction unless instructed to, the High Court has ruled. Who to trust in a business situation is “a commercial decision for the client to take and not the solicitor”.
Posted in Competence, Indemnity insurance, Latest news
- Tuesday, 21 February 2012
It is not essential that the retainer between solicitor and client is in writing, the High Court has ruled. London firm Fladgate successfully sued client Lee Harrison for £63,332 in unpaid fees for work done in a corporate restructuring.
Posted in Client care, Finance, Latest news
- Monday, 30 January 2012
Solicitors who have a long-standing relationship with a client and receive many instructions are not under an implied general retainer to keep under review all previous advice and drafting, the High Court has ruled.
Posted in Client care, Competence, Latest news
- Monday, 1 March 2010
A solicitor has good reason to terminate a retainer if a client insists on putting forward a case and instructing counsel to advance contentions that they do not consider properly arguable, the Court of Appeal has ruled.
Tags: costs, Law Society, retainer
Posted in Client care, Indemnity insurance, Latest news, Practice Management
As we look towards the end of 2021 and at how the Bar has adapted to the harsh realities of the pandemic, the question beckons as to what the future holds.
The global coronavirus pandemic, and the rise in people working from home, has unfortunately provoked a growth in cyber-crime. The UK government estimates that the cost of cyber-crime is £27bn per annum.
When does an after-the-event insurance policy provide adequate security for a defendant’s costs? The short answer is that it very much depends on the wording of the particular policy.