Money laundering is a crime which puts law firms at high risk of becoming a target due to their credibility. It is not a victimless crime as it is usually responsible for the funding of other crimes including drug trafficking and the financing of terrorism. The UK anti money laundering (AML) rules are in place to prevent money laundering within all businesses.
There have been some major...Read More
In a recent article, we discussed how the Proclaim Development team assisted an ATE insurer to merge their 3rd party data directly into their Solicitor clients’ Proclaim case management system. This is just one of many examples of how our team of developers can implement proclaim integration to assist in optimising the efficiency of your law firm by synchronising your Proclaim system with a...Read More
Accepting or rejecting a Part 36 Offer can come with some very significant consequences which are set out in in Sections 13 and 17 of CPR 36. These consequences highlight the importance of ensuring that the Part 36 Offer being made is valid as it can have a large impact on the level of costs which can be recovered. The judgment in the recent case of King V City of London Corporation is of...Read More
What is ATE Insurance?
After the Event Insurance is used by many Claimant law firms in England and Wales and is also known as Legal Expense Insurance. It is a type of policy that provides the Claimant with legal protection against paying the Defendant’s legal costs in the event their compensation claim is unsuccessful. After the Event ATE insurance is usually offered in no win, no fee claims...Read More
What is a Precedent H Cost Budget?
A legal costs budget is often referred to as a Precedent H. A costs budget is used at the outset of litigation and outlines the details the costs that the receiving party expects to recover on conclusion, and also outlines where time and efforts should be focused during the course of litigation.
Which Type of Case Requires a Precedent H to be Filed?...Read More
The 104th Update of the CPR changed the wording of Practice Direction 51X and has brought about a two year pilot scheme from 1st April 2019 for a new style N260 Statement of costs . In the new style statement of costs, there are two new versions, the N260(a) and the N260(b). The use of the new style statement of costs is not mandatory during the two-year pilot scheme however, use of the new...Read More