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Personal injury lawyers breaking confidentiality rules “every week” to complete deals on firms

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Personal injury lawyers are breaking client confidentiality rules “every week” to complete deals on buying and selling firms, specialist consulting law firm Citadel Law has warned. Lesley Graves, managing director of Citadel, said some solicitors claimed to have “no idea” they were breaking the rules.

April 29th, 2016

Consumers more likely to go it alone or not bother if PI small claims limit rises

Neil Sugarman

Only a fifth of consumers would look to instruct lawyers to take on a sub-£5,000 personal injury case if the small claims limit goes up to that level, an opinion poll commissioned by lobbying group Access2Justice has found. The survey of 2,041 UK adults also found that 58% thought the increase unfair.

April 28th, 2016

Premex sold to private equity firm

Donald Fowler

The American company that owns leading medical reporting organisation Premex is to be bought by a private equity business for $2.2bn (£1.5bn). Meanwhile, FL360 – the holding company that owns, among others, fellow MRO Speed Medical – has acquired rehabilitation and injury management business Corpore TTN.

April 28th, 2016

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Fixed costs: The time is now?

Gary Knight

So sayeth the Lord – well, Lord Justice Jackson in his lecture last month to the Insolvency Practitioners Association. It has appeared inevitable in recent months that some form of fixed costs scheme will be introduced if the powers that be have their way although it was anticipated smaller claims would be targeted. However, Jackson LJ dropped the hand grenade that all costs involving claims up to £250,000 should be fixed.

February 17th, 2016

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