The Legal Practice Support Marketing team have recently been working on a digital marketing project with Beacon Law, a Manchester based Personal Injury law firm who specialise in all types of personal injury claims, such as accidents at work, occupiers liability claims, claims against local authorities and RTA/ car accidents. We have worked alongside the Directors of Beacon Law to develop a...Read More
Law firm profitability is essential for effective business development and growth. The legal market and legal service industry have faced many difficulties in the past decade with recent law reforms, fixed costs, Brexit, and Covid-19. The oncoming recession as a result of the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic is set to bring more financial hurdles to be faced by businesses of all shapes and sizes,...Read More
Eclipse Legal System’s Proclaim is one of the most effective and adaptable case management systems. It is not surprising that it is the most widely used software for Solicitors and legal professionals in the United Kingdom. The out-of-the-box software comes with many useful features; however, many firms are not utilising this software to its full potential. This means that many are missing out...Read More
The Judgments Act 1838 and Interest on Legal Costs
Under the Section 17 of the Judgments Act 1838, a receiving party can claim 8% interest on unpaid legal costs. The burden for interest can be reduced by virtue of completing a realistic assessment assessment of the amount of costs payable, and raising a payment on account. Interest will not run on any payment of costs made on...Read More
Disbursement funding loans are becoming an increasingly popular method for law firms to assist in funding expensive litigation and maintain cash flow, for instance in clinical negligence claims or commercial disputes. However, such loans come attached with interest payments. The question on whether interest paid on a disbursement funding loan can be recovered by a successful party has...Read More
What is Money Claim Online (MCOL)?
Money Claim Online (MCOL) is a method of settling a dispute or disagreement by initiating a County Court claim for a fixed sum of money. It is a straight forward way to commence Court proceedings for small claims which amount to less than £100,000.
These types of claims should be issued by one Claimant, against no more than two defendants. The HM...Read More