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Will cases against the NHS go only on a fixed fee basis?

News   •   Jun 29, 2015 19:48 BST

Strict limits on the "excessive fees" that some solicitors are receiving in medical negligence cases against the NHS may come into force. Some, including the Medical Defence Union see this as a good thing, others are pointing at the NHS as the cause of the high fees.

Death by a MILLION cuts: is curtailing legal aid killing the UK?

Death by a MILLION cuts: is curtailing legal aid killing the UK?

News   •   May 05, 2015 01:07 BST

in a word: yes. Brilliant letter, signed by over 100 lawyers and other professionals, on the terrible impact the legal aid cuts are having across the UK.

Great summary video of must-know legal news - April 2015

Great summary video of must-know legal news - April 2015

News   •   Apr 22, 2015 17:12 BST

From Lexis Nexis in association with Radius Law

HMRC 3 - Tax avoiders 0

HMRC 3 - Tax avoiders 0

News   •   Apr 22, 2015 16:20 BST

The tax authority is taking an increasingly "robust" approach where taxpayers are investing in what HMRC sees as a "tax avoidance scheme."

Law Society accuses the government of "selling justice"

Law Society accuses the government of "selling justice"

News   •   Feb 27, 2015 16:59 GMT

The Law Society is stepping up it's rebuttal to the government's 'flat tax' on court fees by issuing a pre-action protocol letter for judicial review. Additional signatories include: The Bar Council, Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx), Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL), APIL, MASS, Chancery Bar Association, Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA) and COMBAR.

David gets a new sling: UK support the small guy in David v Goliath issues

David gets a new sling: UK support the small guy in David v Goliath issues

News   •   Feb 16, 2015 23:27 GMT

Recognising the importance of SMEs in the UK, Vince Cable revealed plans to provide business representative bodies with additional powers to challenge "grossly unfair" contractual terms and practices on behalf of their members.

The New "Golden Fleece"? Only the rich get justice...

The New "Golden Fleece"? Only the rich get justice...

News   •   Feb 16, 2015 23:20 GMT

Could access to the law become available only to the rich? The Law Society thinks so... in its response to a 600% hike in court fees, says 'extortionate' court fees will price low and middle-income people out of the system and 'cripple business.'

Solicitors attack MoD. Millions of ££ later, MoD fights back!

Solicitors attack MoD. Millions of ££ later, MoD fights back!

News   •   Dec 19, 2014 17:01 GMT

Who is getting abused here: Iraqis or the UK legal system? Here's your tax pounds at work: attacking the MOD for attacking Iraqis. One thing's for sure, Birmingham-based solicitors PIL made £900,000 out of it. But was the case justifiable? The debate continues.

£850 an hour! This is why Fixed Fee Legal Services are the future

£850 an hour! This is why Fixed Fee Legal Services are the future

News   •   Dec 09, 2014 10:31 GMT

Magic circle law firm costs have more than doubled in the past decade... to ridiculous levels.

Sharing is caring: new shared parental leave regulations now in effect

Sharing is caring: new shared parental leave regulations now in effect

News   •   Dec 04, 2014 11:37 GMT

Parents will gain greater flexibility in how they share the care of their child in the first year after birth as new regulations regarding Shared Parental Leave (SPL) come into force as of 1 December 2014.

3 Reasons why living together is not the same as marriage

3 Reasons why living together is not the same as marriage

Blog posts   •   Nov 26, 2014 16:47 GMT

legal considerations in marriage versus "living together." Think about it!

Here's a great idea: the EU Unitary Patent System

Here's a great idea: the EU Unitary Patent System

News   •   Nov 24, 2014 12:32 GMT

Patents are essential but time consuming and more than a bit confusing--and a huge revenue source for patent lawyers. While CLC helps with getting you a fixed fee from your patent attorney, now the EU is looking to centralize the patent process. Huge savings!

Judge calls for Fixed Fee divorces. Is not employed by us.

Judge calls for Fixed Fee divorces. Is not employed by us.

News   •   Nov 19, 2014 17:22 GMT

This is what we've been talking about!

The write from the wrong: Does will writing need to be regulated?

The write from the wrong: Does will writing need to be regulated?

Blog posts   •   Nov 19, 2014 13:07 GMT

A series of scandals are making regulators wonder if wills should fall under the remit of only legal professionals.

Forgot your password? Guess what that's costing you!

Forgot your password? Guess what that's costing you!

News   •   Oct 15, 2014 13:29 BST

Lost passwords may be costing you £261 per year... per employee!

More red tape coming: EU Data Protection Changes

More red tape coming: EU Data Protection Changes

News   •   Oct 15, 2014 11:46 BST

A new report from Allen and Overy says "Although the on-going data protection reform continues to be a priority for the new EU Commission, we do not expect final adoption of the draft regulation to take place before the second trimester of 2016."

Careful with that IP!

Careful with that IP!

News   •   Oct 06, 2014 16:51 BST

Intellectual property laws meant to protect your IP may have loopholes that endanger it!

Cyber-security important for SMEs? No... ESSENTIAL.

Cyber-security important for SMEs? No... ESSENTIAL.

News   •   Oct 03, 2014 15:14 BST

JP Morgan was recently hit with a cyber-attack that stole over 70 million records. How safe is your data?

How the cookie crumbles across the EU...

How the cookie crumbles across the EU...

News   •   Sep 16, 2014 11:52 BST

Ok, so they already have a very clever headline! But this is an important brief summarizing the laws on the use of cookies across the EU.

Thinking of suspending an employee? Read this first!

Thinking of suspending an employee? Read this first!

News   •   Sep 14, 2014 17:38 BST

Excellent brief that covers possible consequences of suspending an employee.