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.
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.
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.
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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.