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Posted in October 2017

Ex-client wins re-hearing over Eversheds’ £1.6m costs bill »

On October 25th, 2017 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2017.

By John Hyde The High Court has asked a costs judge to look again at an international law firm’s bill for work on a property dispute. In Harrison v Eversheds LLP, the Honourable Mrs Justice Slade DBE ordered the detailed assessment of Eversheds’ profit costs and counsel fees be remitted after agreeing two grounds of […]

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Group action case hears of ‘disastrous and catastrophic’ Lloyds/HBOS takeover »

On October 18th, 2017 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2017.

By Max Walters Lloyds’ controversial acquisition of HBOS at the height of the 2008 financial crisis was completed even though it was known that the deal would be ’disastrous’ for shareholders, the first day of a £600 million trial has heard. In opening submissions at the High Court today lawyers for some 6,000 former shareholders […]

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‘Clumsy’ lawyers risk appeals after judge clarifies family court powers »

On October 17th, 2017 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2017.

By Mondipa Fouzder A broad interpretation of the family court’s powers risks creating a surge in appeals if ‘clumsy’ lawyers delve into areas beyond their specialism, solicitors fear. In CH v WH, Mr Justice Mostyn,approved a draft final consent order which had been twice refused by judges in the family court because they believed certain […]

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‘We’ve got your back’ – Jackson LJ calms unbundling fears »

On October 16th, 2017 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2017.

By John Hide Court of Appeal judge Lord Justice Jackson has urged his colleagues on the bench to back solicitors who want to unbundle services. Jackson, whose recommendations for fixed costs are being considered by the government, said his plans will inevitably mean law firms break up work to offer individual services. He acknowledged the […]

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National Accident Helpline sets up second ABS »

On October 13th, 2017 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2017.

By Max Walters Claims firm National Accident Helpline has set up a second alternative business structure. The new ABS – National Law Partners – has been created in partnership with solicitors’ firm Lyons Davidson and will be based in Kettering and Cardiff. It will begin trading next month. Earlier this year, NAH said it planned […]

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