Publication: Law Society Gazette

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Bourns for Law Society deputy VP

Employment law expert Robert Bourns, senior partner at national firm TLT, has been elected as the next deputy vice-president of the Law Society.Bourns will take up the post in July and is expected to become president in 2016, the Society announced to ... [Published Law Society Gazette - 11 hours ago]
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

Building society drops panel firms relying on unrated PII insurers

One of the UK’s biggest building society groups has barred firms with unrated insurers from its panel, the Gazette can reveal.The Gazette understands the Yorkshire Building Society Group decided at the start of this year to restrict membership to law ... [Published Law Society Gazette - 3 hours ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 1 reports

London Legal Walk calling on 10,000 lawyers

Organisers of this year’s London Legal Walk are calling on 10,000 lawyers to sign up to raise funds for charities that provide free legal advice.The annual 10-kilometre walk, organised by the London Legal Support Trust, will take place on 19 May, marking ... [Published Law Society Gazette - 14 hours ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

Paddington Law Centre relocates to tighten belt

Paddington Law Centre is relocating, but will continue to serve its community with the help of a local solicitor’s firm, the 40-year-old organisation said today, denying reports it was closing.Karen Buck (pictured), Labour MP for Westminster North tweeted ... [Published Law Society Gazette - 11 hours ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

Flexible working – confidence in your competence

I don’t want to cause any readers a personal crisis of introspection, but I have to ask a couple of questions. I wonder – do you know why you have a job? Do you know why clients come to you?Flexible working has been in the mainstream news this week, with ... [Published Law Society Gazette - 11 hours ago]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

Budget delay ‘trivial’, rules High Court

The High Court has refused to penalise a defendant who filed a costs budget one day late in the latest twist to the saga of dealing with breaches of rules set by the Jackson reforms.His Honour Judge David Grant, sitting last month in the Technology and ... [Published Law Society Gazette - Apr 23 2014]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

Canadian firm opens outlet at retail giant Walmart

US retail giant Walmart, which owns UK supermarket chain Asda, has taken its first tentative steps into legal services by inviting a law firm to offer will-writing to shoppers.The Toronto Star reports this week that fixed-fee provider Axess Law has opened ... [Published Law Society Gazette - 14 hours ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

The end of the Mitchell story?

Last summer, Master McCloud’s decision in Mitchell started alarm bells ringing within the legal community, but everyone expected an appeal and most expected the decision to be reversed. So widespread was the feeling that, despite no application having ... [Published Law Society Gazette - 14 hours ago]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

Four promotions at Muckle LLP

Leading commercial law firm, Muckle LLP, is delighted to announce the promotion of four lawyers within its Newcastle-based team.Philip Clare has been promoted to partner in the corporate team. In addition, three lawyers have been promoted to associate ... [Published Law Society Gazette - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

Laura Gibson joins Law Society Children Panel

Sheffield city centre firm, Graysons WE, is pleased to announce that solicitor Laura Gibson has completed her accreditation to become a member of The Law Society Children Panel.The Law Society’s Children Law accreditation is the quality mark for legal ... [Published Law Society Gazette - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

PI claims will return to pre-Jackson levels – defendant firm

A leading defendant firm has said it expects personal injury claims to return to pre-Jackson levels.Keoghs director of counter-fraud strategy James Heath said not enough had been done to dissuade the ‘have a go’ approach, particularly when insurers are ... [Published Law Society Gazette - Apr 23 2014]
Entities: Fraud, Claimant, Reformism, Index
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

PII – a flawed framework

The European Commission has had its eye on the cross-border insurance market for some time. Just a few weeks ago, it published a report on insurance contract terms. Now it has published yet another report , but this time on the obstacles faced by businesses ... [Published Law Society Gazette - Apr 23 2014]

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...The ScottishScottish government said it was "clearly inappropriate for government agencies to remain in membership of CBI"
"If injured people are put off making a claim by the upfront court costs and not given the resources to recover, adapt to injuries and support their families by recovering loss of earnings, they may have to claim state benefits and turn to other public services. The MoJ is creating an environment where the rich can seek justice, while others must find a way to raise the fee, or shut up and suffer.’"
The statement says the question was "highly misleading by failing to draw to the attention of the house that Mr Sandler and this firm had acted lawfully and with the full approval of the courts throughout"
Holt said: "He [Bate] did not specify an amount and counsel had no opportunity to put before the court her position."

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Building society drops panel firms relying on u... [Published Law Society Gazette - 3 hours ago]
Paddington Law Centre relocates to tighten belt [Published Law Society Gazette - 11 hours ago]
Bourns for Law Society deputy VP [Published Law Society Gazette - 11 hours ago]
Flexible working – confidence in your competence [Published Law Society Gazette - 11 hours ago]
Canadian firm opens outlet at retail giant Walmart [Published Law Society Gazette - 14 hours ago]
The end of the Mitchell story? [Published Law Society Gazette - 14 hours ago]
London Legal Walk calling on 10,000 lawyers [Published Law Society Gazette - 14 hours ago]
Laura Gibson joins Law Society Children Panel [Published Law Society Gazette - Apr 23 2014]
Four promotions at Muckle LLP [Published Law Society Gazette - Apr 23 2014]
Budget delay ‘trivial’, rules High Court [Published Law Society Gazette - Apr 23 2014]
PI claims will return to pre-Jackson levels – d... [Published Law Society Gazette - Apr 23 2014]
81-year-old caught up in protest remains in cus... [Published Law Society Gazette - Apr 23 2014]
PII – a flawed framework [Published Law Society Gazette - Apr 23 2014]
Women partner promotions double at magic circle [Published Law Society Gazette - Apr 23 2014]
Quindell fights back after investor’s note send... [Published Law Society Gazette - Apr 23 2014]
Regulator suspends QASA registration as challen... [Published Law Society Gazette - Apr 22 2014]
New associate: Hannah Bordiss at Howes Percival [Published Law Society Gazette - Apr 22 2014]
Partner hire: Dominic Higham at Clarion [Published Law Society Gazette - Apr 22 2014]
Insolvency body pleads for Jackson exemption to... [Published Law Society Gazette - Apr 22 2014]
Data page – April 2014 [Published Law Society Gazette - Apr 22 2014]
Law Society of Scotland enters CBI referendum s... [Published Law Society Gazette - Apr 22 2014]
Civil courts braced for fee increases [Published Law Society Gazette - Apr 22 2014]
Unrepresented parties become the majority in fa... [Published Law Society Gazette - Apr 22 2014]
Unrepresented octogenarian remanded in custody [Published Law Society Gazette - Apr 17 2014]
How can Co-op Legal recover? [Published Law Society Gazette - Apr 17 2014]
New regional managing partner: Robin Abraham at... [Published Law Society Gazette - Apr 17 2014]
Public Defender Service hires 11 advocates [Published Law Society Gazette - Apr 17 2014]
Appeal court ‘will not lightly interfere’ in Ja... [Published Law Society Gazette - Apr 17 2014]
Co-op Legal Services posts £22m loss for 2013 [Published Law Society Gazette - Apr 17 2014]
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