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Legal update

14 June 2019 Freelance Solicitors not subject to Minimum Terms

As part of the SRA’s ‘Looking to the Future’ programme, from November 2019 solicitors who provide reserved legal activities who wish to practise on their own have the option to go freelance. Freelance solicitors will be a new class of solicitor.

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Legal update

26 March 2018 #MeToo but what comes next for third party recovery in claims?

The #MeToo movement has swept the western world since 2017 and given power back to women who have been harassed or abused in the work place.

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Legal update

9 January 2018 Psychiatric reports - can you challenge the ‘diagnostic’ tests?

How often in psychiatric reports prepared for medico-legal purposes do experts cite the results of ‘diagnostic’ tests including the Impact of Events Scale (IES) and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) to establish whether or not a claimant is suffering from psychiatric injury?

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Legal update

19 December 2016 Accountants and auditors professional indemnity update

This professional indemnity update covers: testing witness evidence, inaccurate tax returns, disclaimers, and scope of duty.

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Legal update

23 June 2016 Has the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act made a real difference?

Three years have passed since the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 was passed with the express intention of reducing the burden of health and safety legislation on business.

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Legal update

16 December 2015 Can you bring a personal injury claim without a medical report?

Where the Claimant is relying on the evidence of a medical practitioner the Claimant must attach to or serve with his particulars of claim a report from a medical practitioner about the personal injuries which he alleges in his claim.

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Legal update

16 December 2015 Noise induced hearing loss working group

A working group has been set up by the Civil Justice Council to make recommendations to the government.

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Legal update

16 December 2015 Cause for concern

Those practitioners dealing with mesothelioma cases will be familiar with the “show cause” procedure set out in practice directions 3-D of the CPR.

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Enhanced court fees - paying the price for justice

Nick Parsons considers the controversial decision by the Ministry of Justice to significantly increase the fee for issuing proceedings and its impact for Claimants and Defendants.

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Legal update

19 December 2014 Yapp v Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Court of Appeal, 21 November 2014

In January 2007 the claimant was appointed British High Commissioner in Belize.

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