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Are Lasting Powers Of Attorney So Very Dangerous?

Legal & Law Firm / 16th Aug, 2017

Anyone hearing Denzil Lush, a former judge of the Court of Protection, on the Today programme today would feel justified in wondering whether they had done the right thing in giving a family member (or a friend or a professional) a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA). He painted a picture of widespread abuse of these powers and said that, …

Eclipse’s Proclaim Case Management system enhances...

Support & Operations, / 16th Aug, 2017

Insurance and Risk Management firm, Bellegrove Business Insurance, is implementing the Proclaim Case Management Software solution from Eclipse Legal Systems, the UK’s leading legal software provider.

Operating from offices in London, Bellegrove offers a full range of business insurance services and has specialist bespok…

Translations available for guidance on immigration and...

Authorities & Faculties / 15th Aug, 2017

Following the publication of our guidance for professionals and the public on immigration and asylum issues in June 2017, translated versions are now available in the following languages:

  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • Farsi
  • Pashto
  • Punjabi
  • Romani
  • Turkish
  • Urdu

Copies of the translated versions can be found in the right-hand column of this page.

I…

Treasury changes financial sanctions reporting regime

Authorities & Faculties / 15th Aug, 2017

Solicitors are among those businesses that could face Government action if they fail to report information that could undermine UK financial sanctions.

The Treasury announced yesterday (August 8) the list of organisations that would be captured by its European Union Financial Sanctions Regulations 2017, which includes “…

Lawyers go Extra Mile For Brain Injury Charity

Legal & Law Firm / 9th Aug, 2017

Lawyers will be put through their paces in a charity run to raise funds for survivors of brain injury.

Twenty sporting enthusiasts at Slater and Gordon’s Cardiff office are entering the city’s half marathon to help local branches of Headway in Bridgend, Swansea and Pembrokeshire.

Team captain, Tom Mulcock, had never run before …

Professional Negligence Claims – The Basic Procedure...

Legal & Law Firm / 9th Aug, 2017

It is a sad but unfortunate fact that making mistakes goes with the territory in most professions. A mistake will invariably involve a claim for negligence where you have been provided with advice or your professional has failed to provide advice to you. You then relied on that advice, or relied on not having been given that advice to yo…

Examining the scope of vicarious liability

Legal & Law Firm / 9th Aug, 2017

The High Court has ruled that Barclays Bank is vicariously liable for the actions of a doctor it engaged to undertake pre-employment examinations on…

Various claimants v Barclays Bank Plc [2017] EWHC 1929

Executive Summary

The High Court has ruled that Barclays Bank is vicariously liable for the actions of a doctor it engaged to un…

Celebrating excellence in legal IT & Cyber Security...

Netlaw Media / 8th Aug, 2017

Nominations now open for prestigious Netlaw Media awards

Netlaw Media, the organiser of Europe’s largest legal IT event, is to host the inaugural British Legal Technology Awards. The awards ceremony will take place at the prestigious Plaisterers’ Hall in London on 15th November 2017. The event is expected to bring together 30…

Walker Foster eliminates paper-usage across its offices...

Support & Operations, / 8th Aug, 2017

Walker Foster operates from offices across West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire and Lancashire, and prides itself on its reputation as leading, local firm of expert solicitors. With an objective to provide clients with high quality and value-for-money legal services, fee earners strive to achieve pragmatic solutions to all client r…

A matter of timing

Legal & Law Firm / 7th Aug, 2017

Claimant challenged a court order for the forfeiture of cash under the Proceeds of Crime Act on the grounds that earlier seizure was unlawful.

Desmond Campbell v Bromley Magistrates’ Court and the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis

Court of Appeal (Sir James Munby and McFarlane LJ)

Executive summary

The claimant challenge…

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