Practice Area

Substantial numbers of law firm closures will put public at ‘significant risk’

The expected wide-spread closures of small firms will put both the public and the profession at significant risk, a partner has warned

04 May 2020

Charitable legacies to plunge

Legacy income for charities could fall by more than a quarter this year because of the pandemic, forecasters suggest

02 May 2020

MOJ makes lawyers eligible for covid-19 testing

The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) has confirmed that solicitors who are key workers are eligible for Covid-19 testing

01 May 2020

A welcome delay

Minors and litigants in person will be left particularly vulnerable without changes to the whiplash reforms, as Paul Nicholls explains

23 Apr 2020

‘Now's not the time’ to press ahead with online PI reforms

The government has again delayed its online whiplash reforms – just as the rest of the world quickly adapts to functioning online
 

23 Apr 2020

Financial remedies cases facing valuation challenges

Remote final hearings in financial remedies cases are facing challenges of financial market volatility, family solicitors have warned

21 Apr 2020

Chambers releases mock virtual RTA trial film

A future increase in virtual hearings is likely, says one of the barristers behind a mock virtual trial film recording

20 Apr 2020

Guideline hourly rates to be reviewed and updated

A long-awaited review into the solicitors’ guideline hourly rates is underway following mounting pressure from lawyers and judges

17 Apr 2020

Vulnerable guinea pigs

With weeks to go before implementation of the small claims portal, major gaps still remain as Andrew Kay explains

15 Apr 2020