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New Practice Direction on Insolvency Proceedings

Legal & Law Firm / 15th Jun, 2018

The revised Practice Direction on Insolvency Proceedings (PIPD) updated the 2014 Practice Direction by making reference to the Insolvency Rules…

The revised Practice Direction on Insolvency Proceedings (PDIP) updated the 2014 Practice Direction by making reference to the Insolvency Rules 2016, taking into account recent c…

SRA announces detail of regulatory reforms

Authorities & Faculties / 15th Jun, 2018

We have finalised the package of reforms designed to provide solicitors and law firms with greater flexibility over how they operate, making legal services more accessible to the public.

Developed over a four-year period, our Looking to the Future programme has been informed by four major public consultations, with more than 35,0…

Information gap to be addressed as SRA confirms that law...

Authorities & Faculties / 14th Jun, 2018

Law firms must publish information on the prices they charge for certain public-facing services and also display a new badge showing the protections their regulated status gives customers, under new measures we have confirmed.

This comes as new research suggests that 85 percent of people want information on price, protections an…

Can you help the BSB to improve the quality of its...

Authorities & Faculties / 13th Jun, 2018

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) does important research in a number of areas and its results are widely respected and reported in both the trade and national Press.   To improve further the quality of our research we are now seeking to build on our current peer review arrangements by establishing an Independent Research Peer Review P…

Advancing efficiencies: tech-savvy law firm see reduced...

Support & Operations, / 8th Jun, 2018

Hunt & Coombs Solicitors implement BigHand Digital Dictation, and integrated solution Tikit P4W case management.

Award winning law firm, Hunt & Coombs, offer a range of comprehensive legal services to Peterborough and the surrounding region. With four offices and over 100 staff, the firm recently set about a review of th…

Bircham Dyson Bell named planning law firm of the year at...

Legal & Law Firm / 8th Jun, 2018

Bircham Dyson Bell is delighted to be the winner of ‘Planning Law Firm of the Year’ at the Planning Awards 2018.

The specialist awards recognise excellence in both planning and placemaking, with the ‘Planning Law Firm of the Year’ category rewarding outstanding legal advice that has enabled clients to have a positive impac…

Supreme Court finds drug smugglers were not acting...

Legal & Law Firm / 7th Jun, 2018

Where a vessel was detained after being used by smugglers in an attempt to export drugs, the shipowner could not claim in respect of the constructive…

Navigators Insurance Company Limited and others (Respondents) v Atlasnavios-Navegacao LDA (formerly Bnavios-Navegacao LDA) (Appellant) [2018] UKSC 26

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The job creation requirement – less than 12 months...

Legal & Law Firm / 7th Jun, 2018

The job creation requirement for non-initial Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) applications requires that the applicant’s business has created the equivalent of at least 2 new full time jobs for settled workers.

The tricky part is that the jobs must have existed for at least 12 months during the applicant’s most recent grant of leave as a

Fixed Fees: Here Be Dragons!

Support & Operations, / 6th Jun, 2018

Let us say at the outset that we are strong proponents of fixed fees, even in areas of work where they have not been particularly prevalent such as dispute resolution. We believe that they should be used much more than they are to the benefit of both firms and clients.

However, two articles hit our inbox recently, which both in their own wa

Legal Studies Research Paper Series Vol. 9, No. 8

Authorities & Faculties / 6th Jun, 2018

The Faculty has published Volume 9 Number 8 of the University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Legal Studies Research Paper Series on SSRN.

This issue includes the following articles:

P G Turner: Lex Sequitur Equitatem: Fusion and the Penalty Doctrine (31/2018)

Since an early article of Professor Brian Simpson’s, the opin

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