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  • 25 Feb 2013 2:14 PM | Deleted user

    The government needs to deal with range of defects in the new rules for conditional fee agreements (CFAs) and damages-based agreements (DBAs), the Bar Council has urged ahead of a debate on them in the House of Lords. 


  • 25 Feb 2013 2:12 PM | Deleted user

    The SDT upheld a number of allegations that litigator Andrew Shaw misled the court – in some cases dishonestly – when securing a freezing injunction against businessman Geoffrey Logue.


  • 22 Feb 2013 2:15 PM | Deleted user

    Around 25% of firms in the UK top 40 are considering a tie-up with a non-legal practice within the next two years, according to research by accounting and consultancy firm Smith & Williamson.


  • 21 Feb 2013 2:53 PM | Deleted user

    Unsecured creditors of Cobbetts are likely to recover just 2p in the pound following the ‘pre-pack’ deal that saw the collapsed firm acquired by DWF. 


  • 18 Feb 2013 3:18 PM | Deleted user

    Francesca Kaye, president of the London Solicitors Litigation Association, described the Ministry of Justice's handling of new rules to support the reforms as "shambolic" and "deeply concerning". 


  • 18 Feb 2013 3:16 PM | Deleted user

    A judgment of the Supreme Court last month confirmed why all businesses should phone their lawyer first - not their accountant - whenever they suspect fraud or financial mismanagement in their business.


  • 13 Feb 2013 3:20 PM | Deleted user

    The UK legal sector is facing an 'unprecedented change' as major reforms to legislation take their toll on once lucrative markets. 


  • 11 Feb 2013 3:27 PM | Deleted user

    All training contracts will be honoured and more than 400 jobs saved at defunct firm Cobbetts, administrators confirmed. National firm DWF said it has completed the deal to acquire Cobbetts following the appointment of KPMG as administrators. 


  • 04 Feb 2013 3:30 PM | Deleted user

    The demise of top-100 firm Cobbetts should serve as a wake-up call for legal practices with outdated structures and mounting bank debts, legal sector finance experts said this week. 


  • 01 Feb 2013 3:32 PM | Deleted user

    National firm DWF has announced its intention to acquire troubled firm Cobbetts. 



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