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Chamberlains Law Firm | Australia | 1 Nov 2021

My solicitor said my personal injury claim is ‘no win-no fee’. What does that mean?

You might have heard the phrase “no-win no-fee” in the media, especially in relation to personal injury claims, but what does it actually mean?…
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Des Voeux Chambers | Hong Kong | 18 Oct 2021

Emissions Control: Clearing the air on NDAs, Non-Compete Clauses, and solicitors’ undertakings

The UK Supreme Court has clarified that when assessing the legitimate interests of the beneficiary of the restraint, the Court can take into account…
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Clayton Utz | Australia | 14 Oct 2021

Social distancing: High Court warns on contact with the Judge during litigation

The High Court has delivered a stark reminder to practitioners that there should be no contact with a Judge except in "the most exception of cases"…
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Gatehouse Chambers | United Kingdom | 6 Oct 2021

Questioning professionals - when should a client know that a professional has given them defective advice? Professional negligence claims and section 14a

In Witcomb v (1) J. Keith Park (2) Gregory the High Court considered the application of section 14A of the Limitation Act 1980 to a professional…
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Kingsley Napley | United Kingdom | 26 Aug 2021

Impact on solicitors’ undertakings given in property transactions post-Harcus Sinclair v Your Lawyers

‘Undertakings are the bedrock of our system of conveyancing. The recipient of an undertaking must be able to assume that once given it will be…
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Kingsley Napley | United Kingdom | 30 Jul 2021

A new frontier in the boundary between professional and private life - solicitors’ undertakings

One of the hottest topics in solicitor regulation is how far the SRA’s regulatory powers reach beyond a solicitor’s professional life. This topic has…
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Kingsley Napley | United Kingdom | 26 Jul 2021

Harcus Sinclair v Your Lawyers - Another nail in the coffin of solicitors’ undertakings?

Every solicitor knows that an undertaking is serious stuff. Arguably it is the greatest power available to a solicitor. A promise, if broken, that…
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Jonathon Bray Ltd | United Kingdom | 23 Sep 2020

The SRA Transparency Rules require solicitors to publish price and service information on their websites

The SRA Transparency Rules require solicitors to publish price information on their websites in the following practice areas...
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LK Shields | Ireland | 21 Aug 2020

COVID-19 and Solicitors’ Professional Indemnity Insurance

When the financial crisis struck in 2008, a deluge of claims against solicitors followed. Shane Neville considers the likely fallout from the current…
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Troutman Pepper | Singapore, USA | 15 Apr 2020

Virtual International Arbitration and the COVID-19 Pandemic: One Institution's Approach

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the flexibility of arbitration is on full display. Unlike courts, which must clear bureaucratic hurdles to…
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