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The consumer body Which? submitted a so-called “super-complaint” to the Payment Systems Regulator on 23 September 2016 and the PSR’s response was published in December 2016.Read more
CMA Report into the provision of legal services in England and Wales – greater transparency required ?
The Competition and Markets Authority launched its market study into the provision of legal services in England and Wales on 13 January 2016 and published its final report on 15 December 2016.Read more
The FCA has released a consultation paper on its review of the funding of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme ("FSCS"). The consultation has put forward some interesting and significant…Read more
Damages against a firm of solicitors was reduced from £2,040,000 to £40,000 when the Court of Appeal applied the contractual (not the tortious) test for recoverability of damages, so illustrating the…Read more
On 6 December 2016, in Wilkes v DePuy International Limited, the High Court gave judgment on the question of ‘defect’ in relation to metal-on-metal hip prostheses, managed under a group litigation…Read more
A common scenario facing the professional indemnity insurers of solicitors is where fraud has been committed by one partner, giving rise to a claim against the Insured firm, but the other partner or…Read more
All manner of contracts contain clauses to the effect that the contract in question represents the entirety of the terms agreed by the parties. Such clauses are often supplemented by clauses which…Read more
Adjudication has been a fixture in professional negligence disputes relating to construction since its introduction as a mandatory element of the pre-action protocol in 1996. Quick decisions, given…Read more