No TUPE protection for staff after firm’s owner made bankrupt – Legal Futures

‘There was no protection for staff under the TUPE after the sole owner of a law firm was made bankrupt and the practice taken over, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 8th April 2021

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Law firm did not discriminate against menopausal apprentice – Legal Futures

‘A law firm did not discriminate against a legal secretary turned apprentice with menopausal symptoms on the grounds of disability or sex, an employment tribunal has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 6th April 2021

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Tribunal: Law firm’s part-time FD was worker, not self-employed – Legal Futures

‘An accountant who acted as a law firm’s part-time finance director through a company was a worker and not self-employed, even though he had another client, an employment tribunal has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 29th March 2021

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Senior barrister rails against ‘direct access discrimination’ – Legal Futures

Posted February 23rd, 2021 in barristers, diversity, fees, law firms, news by tracey

‘Direct access barristers can be looked down on, and ignored by legal directories, because they do not have solicitors or other professional clients singing their praises, a leading family law specialist has argued.’

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Legal Futures, 23rd February 2021

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Law firm ordered to pay £1m for registration error – Legal Futures

‘The High Court has ordered a defunct Manchester law firm which failed to register a restriction against a house at the Land Registry to pay over £985,000 in damages for professional negligence.’

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Legal Futures, 15th February 2021

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Tribunal reduces damages awarded against sweary senior partner – Legal Futures

Posted February 11th, 2021 in damages, employment tribunals, harassment, law firms, news, paralegals by sally

‘An employment tribunal ordered to reconsider the damages it awarded to a paralegal subjected to foul-mouthed tirades by the senior partner of a London law firm has reduced them by 20%.’

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Legal Futures, 11th February 2021

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Man to pay £25,000 damages over negative TrustPilot review – BBC News

Posted February 10th, 2021 in complaints, damages, defamation, internet, law firms, news by sally

‘A man who left a negative review of a legal firm on the TrustPilot website has been ordered to pay £25,000 ($34,000) in libel damages.’

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BBC News, 9th February 2021

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£1m cost of advertising for claimants is not recoverable, judge rules – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Lawyers leading group litigation against British Airways have been told they cannot expect the defendant to pay the £1m costs of advertising for claimants if the action succeeds.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 8th February 2021

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The £55 court fee that should have been £10,000 – Litigation Futures

‘The fee to bring an unlimited additional claim should be £10,000, rather than the £55 the court office had advised one of the parties in bitter litigation involving two law firms, a judge has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 10th February 2021

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Privilege waived in litigation between law firms – Legal Futures

Posted February 9th, 2021 in enfranchisement, law firms, legal profession, negligence, news, privilege by tracey

‘The High Court has ruled that legal professional privilege was waived by the liquidators of a company when they released a set of documents to a litigant to help her sue her law firm for negligence.’

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Legal Futures, 9th February 2021

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Client sued over unpaid fees loses appeal against contempt sentence – Legal Futures

Posted February 8th, 2021 in appeals, contempt of court, fees, law firms, news, suspended sentences by tracey

‘A man sued by a Kent law firm for unpaid fees has lost his appeal against a suspended sentence handed out for contempt over his failure to comply with court orders.’

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Legal Futures, 8th February 2021

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Court rules lawyers’ £1m advertising costs are not recoverable – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 8th, 2021 in advertising, airlines, case management, class actions, costs, law firms, news by tracey

‘Lawyers leading group litigation against British Airways have been told they cannot expect the defendant to pay the £1m costs of advertising for claimants if the action succeeds.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 8th February 2021

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High Court: Law firm was not operating collective investment scheme – Legal Futures

Posted February 2nd, 2021 in amendments, conveyancing, financial regulation, fines, law firms, news by sally

‘A law firm which did the conveyancing work on two failed off-plan housing developments was not acting in a role that amounted to operating an unregulated collective investment scheme, the High Court has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 2nd February 2021

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Another SRA prosecution fails but regulator avoids costs order – Legal Futures

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) was justified in prosecuting two law firm partners even though all of the allegations were dismissed, a tribunal has ruled.

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Legal Futures, 21st January 2021

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Transparency failures put three firms in the dock – Legal Futures

‘Law firms in London, Manchester and Bath have become the first sanctioned for failing to publish price and service information, with compliance made a condition of their authorisation.’

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Legal Futures, 15th January 2021

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Tribunal rejects law firm’s second challenge to age discrimination ruling – Legal Futures

Posted January 14th, 2021 in age discrimination, employment tribunals, law firms, news, solicitors by tracey

‘An employment judge has refused a second application from a law firm to reconsider his decision to award an experienced property solicitor damages of £13,200 for age discrimination when he applied for a job with it.’

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Legal Futures, 14th January 2021

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Tribunal finds law firm unfairly dismissed paralegal – Legal Futures

‘A law firm dismissed a paralegal because he was close to his supervisor, with whom it was in dispute, rather than due to the allegations levied against him, an employment tribunal has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 11th January 2021

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Court denies relief for costs default during first lockdown – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted January 5th, 2021 in coronavirus, costs, law firms, negligence, news, personal injuries, time limits by sally

‘A litigant in a personal injury claim has been penalised for not contesting a costs bill within the allotted time, despite his representatives pleading that their work was affected by the first lockdown.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 5th January 2021

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Covid-related PI claims “gaining momentum”, warns defendant firm – Litigation Futures

‘Claims for compensation after being infected with Covid-19 “appear to be gathering some momentum” amid a significant increase in claims farming activity, a leading defendant law firm has warned.’

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Litigation Futures, 17th December 2020

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Claimants in breast implant case buy cause of action to sue defendant’s lawyers – Litigation Futures

‘A leading defendant law firm and a QC have failed to strike out a professional negligence action brought after the claimants in a case they defended acquired their insolvent client’s cause of action.’

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Litigation Futures, 16th December 2020

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