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BSB gives go ahead for barristers to sue solicitors over fees – Law Society’s Gazette

“The Bar Standards Board has given the green light for the introduction of standard contractual terms that will enable barristers to sue solicitors for unpaid fees.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 5th May 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

MoJ could face judicial review challenge over civil cost reforms – Law Society’s Gazette

“Charitable group the Public Law Project (PLP) has threatened to launch a legal challenge to the Ministry of Justice’s civil costs and funding reforms.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 28th April 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Beware of cut-price offers when you come to making your will – The Guardian

“We are told that writing a will is vital to secure the future of our loved ones. But many who set out with all the best of intentions, find that what should be a simple act is frustrated by ‘glaring errors’, pressure-selling, and over-inflated fees, according to the Law Society.”

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The Guardian, 17th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Lawyers claim £645 million family breakdown legal aid bill – Daily Telegraph

“Legal aid lawyers are making £645 million from taxpayers over family breakdowns each year – £28 for every household in England and Wales.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th April 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Volume disputes set for huge upheaval as MoJ backs Jackson on civil litigation reform – Legal Week

“Success fees look set to be ushered in for complex commercial cases, ironically just as the Government unveiled reforms expected to severely restrict their widespread use in volume personal injury claims.”

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Legal Week, 7th April 2011

Source: www.legalweek.com

Ing Bank NV v Ros Roca SA – WLR Daily

Ing Bank NV v Ros Roca SA [2011] EWCA Civ 353; [2011] WLR (D) 122

“A shared assumption on the facts surrounding a disputed fee agreement between a company and a bank acting as financial adviser, which was not reflected in the agreement, that the fees would not be calculated with reference to a particular ratio mentioned in the agreement, was enough to found an estoppel by convention so as to prevent the bank claiming a fee based on the disputed ratio.”

WLR Daily, 31st March 2011

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

European Commission v Italian Republic – WLR Daily

European Commission v Italian Republic (Case C-565/08); [2011] WLR (D) 118

“Mandatory national provisions obliging lawyers to comply with maximum tariffs, in all cases where there was no conditional fee agreement or no special agreement between lawyer and client, were not contrary to articles 43EC and 49EC of the EC Treaty.”

WLR Daily, 29th March 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.


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