There have been some major changes to UK anti money laundering (AML) rules which came into effect on 10th January 2020 with the introduction of The Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Amendment) Regulations 2019. These regulations provide an update to the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 (MLR 2017).
The new AML...Read More
We recently assisted a personal injury firm who required our assistance in developing their Proclaim case management system to implement Proclaim automatic case allocation.
It was becoming a time-consuming task for the law firm’s management teams to ensure all staff members had their appropriate number of cases allocated to them.
They found that they frequently had to...Read More
What are Legal Costs Negotiators?
Legal costs are an inevitable outcome of any type of legal proceedings. On conclusion of a case, one or both parties will be liable for all or some of the legal costs accumulated throughout the litigation process. In a large proportion of cases, the losing party will be held responsible for payment of the winning party’s costs. It is often difficult for...Read More
Provisional Assessment of Costs
A Provisional Assessment Hearing will be required as part of the Detailed Assessment process if legal costs cannot be agreed on a Bill of Costs which does not exceed £75,000. If an agreement as to costs cannot be reached during Detailed Assessment Proceedings, the receiving party may make an application to have the Court provisionally assess the costs claimed...Read More
What is Detailed Assessment of Costs
Costs of litigation are inevitable for all legal cases. On conclusion of a legal case, it is necessary to determine each party’s liability for legal costs. Detailed assessment of costs is used in multi-track or non fixed-costs matters, when costs are not agreed, to determine how much the paying party (usually the unsuccessful party to a case)...Read More
The legal industry has historically been very resistant to change, with many preferring to sit in an office, using paper files to manage their caseload. The unfortunate reality is, that as every year passes it becomes less and less viable to operate a business in this manner.
The impact of the Coronavirus has demonstrated the importance of law firms embracing legal technologies to assist them...Read More