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Equal pay row could trigger deluge of claims - November 24, 2017
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The widespread incidence of gender pay gaps in both the public and private sector could trigger a deluge of legal claims. The issue was first highlighted earlier this year when the BBC published a list of its most highly paid presenters and celebrities.  Coupled with the Supreme Court’s ruling on employment tribunal fees, this could … Continue reading Equal pay row could trigger deluge of claims


New research reveals the majority of law firms are not ready for GDPR - November 24, 2017
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A new survey has revealed that three quarters of law firms are still not ready for the EU general data protection regulation (GDPR) which comes into force in May 2018. The survey of 150 IT decision makers in the legal sector, conducted by IT provider, CenturyLink, also found that one in five law firms admitted … Continue reading New research reveals the majority of law firms are not ready for GDPR


Landmark ruling could protect EU workers rights in the UK - November 24, 2017
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A High Court landmark ruling may have significant implications for the agricultural and rural sector after it clarified the rights of both EU citizens and those marrying third-country nationals. The case followed an attempt by the UK authorities to deport a man whose wife had dual Spanish and British nationality. London’s High Court was asked … Continue reading Landmark ruling could protect EU workers rights in the UK


Blockchain contract – a first for conveyancing firm - October 18, 2017
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An online conveyancer has claimed that it has completed the first digital property exchange using blockchain contracts. Wiltshire-based Clicktopurchase.com claims that it was able to help a client progress from initial marketing to a verified online exchange within just seven days. According to the firm, the buyer’s offer was submitted on 5 October and the … Continue reading Blockchain contract – a first for conveyancing firm


GDPR – helping your clients to get up to speed with new regulations - October 18, 2017
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The clock is ticking – from 25 May 2018, businesses across the UK will come under the net of new data protection rules, which if ignored could lead to significant fines and sanctions. GDPR and its implications have been largely unreported by the media. Despite the fact that in less than seven months, UK businesses … Continue reading GDPR – helping your clients to get up to speed with new regulations


MPs call on Government to protect rights of genuine PI claimants - October 18, 2017
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Conservative MPs are calling on the Government to protect the rights of genuine personal injury claimants and has warned that they could lose out if there is a knee jerk reaction to abuses in the personal injury market. Chairman of the justice select committee, Bob Neill, has also called on the Solicitors Regulation Authority to … Continue reading MPs call on Government to protect rights of genuine PI claimants


Piano treasure hoard – couple’s grand gesture leaves them penniless - June 27, 2017
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The highly-contested ownership of a treasure hoard, valued at a quarter of a million pounds, has been decided by a Coroner in Shropshire. The hoard of 913 gold coins dating back to the 19th century – the biggest ever found in Britain – was discovered by piano tuner, Martin Backhouse during a routine inspection of … Continue reading Piano treasure hoard – couple’s grand gesture leaves them penniless


Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme ‘an abuse of power’ – tribunal rules - June 27, 2017
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A Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) has ruled that The Law Society “abused its dominant position” in forcing thousands of law firms to train through its widely-recognised Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS). The news comes after claimants raised concerns that the that the Law Society’s requirement for more than 3,000 firms to ‘purchase’ anti-money laundering (AML) and … Continue reading Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme ‘an abuse of power’ – tribunal rules


Legal Aid should come before solicitors’ financial viability – Law Society - June 27, 2017
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The Law Society has reminded legal aid solicitors who specialise in criminal law that they can exercise discretion when it comes to accepting cases. The Society, which regulates law firms in England and Wales, said such solicitors have no obligation to take work if it would threaten the viability of their firm. While legal aid … Continue reading Legal Aid should come before solicitors’ financial viability – Law Society


Cross party group of MPs call for Tribunal fee reforms - May 26, 2017
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A Parliamentary report entitled Human Rights and Business 2017, has called for an imminent reduction to Tribunal fees. Although the report, which was published in April has been put on hold following news of a snap General Election to be held in June, the proposals are likely to be considered by the next Government. The … Continue reading Cross party group of MPs call for Tribunal fee reforms


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