How can we stop neighbour disputes finding their way to court, wonders Jean-Yves Gilg 4 September 2017 Neighbour disputes are not popular with judges and the Dickinsons’ case will do little to change that perception. A dispute, that can only be described as trivial, escalated into a four-year legal battle that could cost the couple as much as £200,000. Last month the Court of Appeal … Continue reading Blog | Trivial pursuits: can you steer your clients off costly court battles?
Tribunal orders solicitor to pay regulator’s costs of £32,000 23 August 2017 A family law solicitor has been struck off for fabricating and backdating letters after the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal found she had provided no credible explanation as to how the letters, which she claimed had been sent weeks earlier but were never received, had been created. Claire Margaret Wheeler was an associate at Bridge … Continue reading News | Family lawyer who fabricated letters ‘with the intention to mislead’ struck off
Public legal education isn’t just for ordinary people, it could be good for law firms too 14 August 2017 If the last Cameron government was marred by drastic cuts to legal aid with no plan to provide alternative access to justice, Theresa May’s could turn out to be the one that comes up with the outline of a solution. There are questions still. About how … Continue reading Blog | Public legal education: just in case, just might work
The new anti-money laundering regulations build on the approach developed under the previous rules but much is new, too, and law firms shouldn’t just blindly re-use the same processes to ensure compliance. Jean-Yves Gilg reports 7 August 2017 With just one working day between the date they were published and their entry into force, the new anti-money laundering regulations have caused ripples of confusion around … Continue reading Feature | New wine, new bottles: forthcoming anti-money laundering rules required law firms to thoroughly review their AML compliance approach
Pardoes managing partner Guys Adams explains to Jean-Yves Gilg how local practices can benefit from their local knowledge to compete with their bigger city peers Continue reading Guy Adams: engaging with the local community