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Can Accountants refuse ADR and avoid the own goal of a costs penalty?

United Kingdom - July 21 2021 The Court's wide discretion on costs in litigation (under CPR Part 44) means a successful litigant can be penalised in costs if they unreasonably…

Supreme Court rules on the illegality defence - Stoffel & Co (Appellant) v Grondona (Respondent) [2020] UKSC 42

United Kingdom - December 17 2020 When does illegal conduct by a claimant prevent recovery of civil damages? Put another way, how does the court balance two competing policies: (1)…

Philip Murrin, Richard Highley.

Updated Guidance to Combat Conveyancing Fraud

United Kingdom - August 7 2020 Following Dreamvar, fraud in the conveyancing sector continues to be a headache for stakeholders and a source of claims against solicitors. To try to…

Suzanne Wharton.

Surveyors’ update: uncertainty edition - Case Law Insight: Surveyor liability for hidden defects

United Kingdom - July 8 2020 The decision in Hart v Large is potentially alarming for surveyors and their insurers as the surveyor was found liable for diminution in value of…

Coronavirus Risk Management Series for Law Firms: Family Law

United Kingdom - June 30 2020 The coronavirus pandemic has created a host of issues for family lawyers. In this article we consider some possible solutions to the risks to firms…

Clare Hughes-Williams.