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Posted in January 2016

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‘Dishonesty claims that fail should incur penalties’ »

On January 28th, 2016 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2016.

By John Hyde » A personal injury lawyer who beat a ‘fundamental dishonesty’ defence to a claim has called for costs penalties for defendants who fail with the tactic. Martin Littler, of Cobden House Chambers in Manchester, represented Carol Ravenscroft, who was awarded £3,500 at Manchester County Court last month after suffering injuries caused by […]

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High fees deter solicitors from applying to take silk »

On January 28th, 2016 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2016.

By Chloe Smith » High application fees are deterring solicitors from applying to take silk, according to the body representing solicitor-advocates. The Solicitors’ Association of Higher Courts Advocates (SAHCA) said solicitor-advocates who selffund a QC application end up paying £3,264 more in real terms than the independent bar, after taking into account income tax and […]

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NEW BAR CHAIRMAN »

On January 28th, 2016 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2016.

Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC, a commercial barrister from Atkin Chambers has officially taken over as chairman of the Bar Council, while property barrister Louisa Nye from Landmark Chambers now chairs the Young Barristers Committee.   [Courtesy – The Law Society Gazette]

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