On 28th October there were a significant number of news reports on the on-going introduction of the current Coalition Government’s wide ranging and controversial welfare benefit reforms. However, a significant part of the reform likely to affect a large number of claimants went largely unreported says Personal Injury Solicitor…
Added by Slater & Gordon Lawyers on November 4, 2013 — Defero Law
A comic about the inventor of the duty of care in negligence... drawn by the Utterant.
The Utterant's legal cartoons are published every Monday here and at www.utterant.co.uk
Added by The Utterant on November 4, 2013 — Defero Law
When we established HighStreetLawyer.com we set out to do two things. To create a recognizable consumer brand for legal services and create a network of small local high street solicitor firms. We thought, following the introduction of the Legal Services Act and the liberalisation of the profession that both of these approaches were needed. We were…Read More
Added by Gary Yantin on November 4, 2013 — Defero Law
Joshua Rozenberg asked on Radio 4's…Read More
Applying for Probate in Jersey, Channel Islands
Jersey is an independent legal jurisdiction.
However for Probate applications from the United Kingdom it is possible to use the Fast track probate method to obtain Jersey…Read More
Added by Carl Parslow on October 31, 2013 — Defero Law
This presentational convention appears in British Standards:
Requirements are expressed in sentences in which the principal auxiliary verb is “shall”.
Commentary, explanation and general informative material is presented in smaller italic type, and does not constitute a normative element.
The word “should” is used to express…
Added by Sarah Fox on October 29, 2013 — Defero Law
Drawn by The Utterant with a Roting Rapidograph 0.35 and Wacom Bamboo Tablet
Legal comics published every Monday on…Read More
Added by The Utterant on October 28, 2013 — Defero Law
Chambers & Partners have given their website a new look and search functionality. I avoid using the term redesign because, from memory, it sort of looks like it did 8-9 years ago. Whether that is a good thing, I'll leave you to decide.
The quality of Chambers research across all their guides has never really been in doubt.…Read More
Added by Richard Pettet on October 25, 2013 — Defero Law
These are truly exceptional and exciting times to be a lawyer - just not a traditional lawyer. The legal industry is confronting massive cost pressures, oversupply and serious organisational shifts; but it is from great difficulty that opportunity arises. As Cari Sommer …Read More
Added by Brian John Spencer on October 23, 2013 — Defero Law
A cartoon for lawyers drawn by The Utterant. Click here for commentary, or see more at …Read More
Read Julia Beer's article Prest and Beyond below. Julia is a chancery barrister at Ten Old Square, an award-winning specialist set of Chambers in Lincoln's Inn.
Added by Keith Plowman - Ten Old Square on October 23, 2013 — Defero Law
Fake reviews online is the latest form of false advertising. Broadly speaking, fake online reviews by business owners are divided into two categories: positive reviews in favour of your own company and negative reviews against your competition.
Fake reviews are often posted on consumer review websites, and occasionally via a third party agent such as an ‘online reputation management’ company. It is likely that business owners who hire such companies will be deemed to have given…Read More
Added by Yair Cohen on October 17, 2013 — Defero Law
Phishing – do employees recognise it when they see it?
In the last week I have received around twenty phishing emails. These have varied from Linkedin connection requests, to Bank Account reset instructions and Paypal alerts that my security had been compromised…the irony of the last one did not escape me. In this period, I also took a worried phone call from a friend who had been…Read More
Added by Ellie Hurst on October 14, 2013 — Defero Law
A short introduction to UK employment law for Chinese Businesses
This note sets out a précis of some of the issues that Chinese businesses may wish to consider when establishing, or furthering, a commercial presence in the UK, where they intend to employ members of staff.
Employers in England and Wales are obliged, pursuant to the Employment Rights Act 1996, to give employees whose employment is to continue…Read More
Added by Philip Henson on October 14, 2013 — Defero Law
Guideline hourly rates ('GHR') are so often misunderstood: paying parties frequently aver that they ought to be strictly adhered to, irrespective of the nature, value etc. of the litigation concerned and be it summary or detailed / provisional assessment, while receiving parties (and even respected academics) often argue that they have no relevance to anything but the summary…Read More
Added by Jon Williams on October 14, 2013 — Defero Law
It's been a while since my last post so I thought I share something that I published on my corporate blog to get me going again.
The ultimate aim of knowledge management is to organise, share and bring together information to create value for an organisation. Traditional KM initiatives revolved around technologies, process and governance. Many organisations struggle with the balance between delivering value with their …Read More
Added by Ben Wightwick on October 14, 2013 — Defero Law
Lawyers are the consummate networker. Yet they still don't totally get social networking, and even fewer get blogging. (And remember Twitter is simply a micro-blog.) The FT Innovative Lawyers 2013 caught the situation:
"Lawyers have a default position of zero risk and…
Practitioners will be aware that, particularly with investigations involving the FCA, Economic Crime and Money Laundering Units, Restraint Orders are often being served on suspects during the early part of an investigation.
The benefit to the Police in obtaining these Orders is that it ties up the suspect's assets and prevents the disposal them during the investigation and, if charges thereafter follow, during the case until its conclusion.
In some cases, those who receive…Read More
Added by Lewis Nedas Law on October 2, 2013 — Defero Law
According to Lionel Barber, the editor of Financial Times ‘’legal expertise is still prized, but it is no longer enough to guarantee success.’’ This is the statement he made in the opening chapter of the…Read More
Added by Ana Udrea on October 11, 2013 — Defero Law