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‘Overwhelming’ pace of change in legal costs rules and procedure prompts Burcher Jennings to launch new Costs Masterclass

Four years since the Jackson reforms came into force, and with no respite for law firms from the significant challenges posed by ongoing changes in the rules and procedures for costs, Burcher Jennings has today launched a fully updated Costs Masterclass for 2017.

May 23rd, 2017

Scottish firm, Drummond Miller, selects Eclipse’s Proclaim Practice Management system in a substantial investment

Heavyweight Scottish firm, Drummond Miller, has selected the Proclaim Practice Management system from Eclipse Legal Systems, the sole Law Society Endorsed legal software provider.

May 22nd, 2017

Allianz Legal Protection continues to support the Association of Air Ambulances

Allianz Legal Protection (ALP) has continued to support its corporate charity the Association of Air Ambulances. Undertaking local fundraising activities, ranging from endurance obstacle course races to skydives, ALP has raised over £5000 in the last 12 months.

May 18th, 2017

CostsMaster Draftsman 5.0 is live!

We are pleased to announce that CostsMaster Draftsman 5.0.44 is now available to download from our website. This version includes support for the New Format Bill, the Revised Precedent H and Precedent R, tasks, activities and expenses, the ability to import work tagged with tasks and activities and much much more.

May 9th, 2017

A Missed Opportunity for Assignment of CFAs?

The Supreme Court has allowed the recovery of a pre-LASPO success fee and after-the-event (ATE) premium where the conditional fee agreement (CFA) and insurance had to be extended after 1 April 2013 to cover appeals. A copy of the Judgement on Plevin v Paragon Personal Finance Ltd [2017] UKSC 23, can be found here. It is a significant ruling on LASPO’s transitional provisions although it seems that both parties had accepted that the CFA could be validly assigned from the outset and it was just the validity of that assignment that formed the subject of the technical challenge.

May 8th, 2017

Eclipse’s Proclaim Practice Management system will prove key to longevity at HEDS Law

New start-up, HEDS Law, has selected the Proclaim Practice Management system from Eclipse Legal Systems, the sole Law Society Endorsed legal software provider.

May 3rd, 2017

Third Party Litigation Funding Continues to Grow

With court fees rising and litigation becoming increasingly expensive, third party litigation funding continues to grow. There are various reasons clients may want to consider litigation funding, such as the need for a cash injection to enable them to get their case off the ground or the desire to take the litigation risk off their balance sheet and avoid having funds tied up in lengthy legal battles. Litigation funding can also be a useful tool for solicitors as it can provide payment of their fees where a client does not have the funds to continue with the litigation.

May 3rd, 2017

K & K Solicitors selects Eclipse’s Proclaim Case Management system for its in-built intelligence and market-leading toolsets

Eclipse Legal Systems, the sole Law Society Endorsed legal software provider, is implementing its Proclaim Case Management Software solution at boutique firm, K & K Solicitors.

April 26th, 2017

The Costs Management Survey 2017 in association with Just Costs Solicitors

Just Costs Solicitors are inviting practitioners to take part in The Costs Management Survey 2017 – the second part of a project which affords litigators the opportunity to express their views on the Costs Management process, 4 years on from the Jackson Reforms. The results of this survey will be compiled, and all participants will receive a complementary detailed report and analysis of the findings.

April 25th, 2017

DAS LawAssist extends ATE cover to Intellectual Property and Construction Disputes

The after-the-event insurance division of The DAS UK Group has extended the cover of their civil and commercial litigation product to include intellectual property and construction disputes.

April 13th, 2017