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  • MoJ rejects call for early review of whiplash tariff 28th September 2022
    The Ministry of Justice has rejected a call for an early review of the tariff for the Official Injury Claim portal, although personal injury solicitors are continuing to lobby for it. The post MoJ rejects call for early review of whiplash tariff appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Lawyers “cannot hide from responsibility” for client actions 28th September 2022
    Lawyers are not “neutral technicians” and “cannot hide from responsibility for what clients do with the legal advice they provide”, a leading legal academic has warned. The post Lawyers “cannot hide from responsibility” for client actions appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Nick Hilborne
  • US ABS reform is “spurring innovation” 28th September 2022
    The introduction of alternative business structures in two US states is “spurring innovation”, the first research into the initiatives has found - but how reform is introduced matters. The post US ABS reform is “spurring innovation” appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Pandemic has created new norm of “constant work” – and more errors 28th September 2022
    The shift to home working in the pandemic has created a “new norm” in which the “lack of boundaries” has left lawyers facing a “constant cycle of work”, a leading KC has said. The post Pandemic has created new norm of “constant work” – and more errors appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Nick Hilborne
  • BSB plans “statement of good practice” for chambers 27th September 2022
    The Bar Standards Board is planning a “statement of consolidated good practice” for chambers, which sets out how to go “above and beyond” the minimum regulatory requirements. The post BSB plans “statement of good practice” for chambers appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Nick Hilborne
  • NAH boss urges more personal injury firms to advertise on TV 27th September 2022
    The boss of NAHL plc – which owns National Accident Helpline – has urged more personal injury brands to return to television advertising after it began to reap the benefits of a new campaign. The post NAH boss urges more personal injury firms to advertise on TV appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Criminal law firm creates pre-charge accreditation scheme 27th September 2022
    A leading criminal defence practice has launched what it claims to be the first training and accreditation scheme devoted to pre-charge engagement to ensure it is the 'go-to' firm for such work. The post Criminal law firm creates pre-charge accreditation scheme appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Nick Hilborne
  • Private client specialist banned for backdating LPA signatures 27th September 2022
    An experienced private client lawyer who backdated his client’s signature on lasting powers of attorney has been banned from working for law firms. The post Private client specialist banned for backdating LPA signatures appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose
  • Solicitor’s libel defence struck out for “persistent failure to engage” 26th September 2022
    A High Court judge has struck out a solicitor’s defence to a libel claim following a “persistent failure to engage” with the litigation. The post Solicitor’s libel defence struck out for “persistent failure to engage” appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Nick Hilborne
  • Law Society and Bar Council oppose economic crime reforms 26th September 2022
    The Law Society and Bar Council have expressed concern about new economic crime provisions put forward by the government that target the legal profession. The post Law Society and Bar Council oppose economic crime reforms appeared first on Legal Futures.
    Neil Rose

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