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Court ruling forces Harcus Sinclair to withdraw from VW emissions case

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London law firm Harcus Sinclair has been forced to withdraw from the massive VW emissions group action it was helping to co-ordinate because of a breach of a non-disclosure agreement it signed before the case began. It has been barred from involvement until 2022 but intends to appeal.

November 16th, 2017

Credit hire body seals deal to extract insurance claims data from Hill Dickinson in fight against fraud

James Bilham

The Credit Hire Organisation has signed an agreement with law firm Hill Dickinson to ensure that insurance claims data will be preserved for use by its members, in the wake of Keoghs acquiring Hill Dickinson’s insurance business. Hill Dickinson also owns the Netfoil anti-fraud database, which is widely used by credit hire companies.

November 16th, 2017

Solicitors under fire for failing to act in best interests of seriously injured clients

Yasmin Ameer

Personal injury lawyers are often failing to act in the best interests of seriously injured clients, according to a law firm’s online poll of rehabilitation case managers. The survey also found that in many cases their own families were ignoring their best interests.

November 16th, 2017

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Apply in haste, repent at leisure

Christopher Deadman 2

According to successive government road safety campaigns and legendary boxing coach Freddie Roach, ‘Speed Kills’. In the considerably less dangerous world of litigation finance, that truism applies equally. As I have discussed previously, future success in this industry belongs to those providers who can deliver finance to applicant lawyers quickly, simply and cost-effectively. Funders who cleave to application processes of such bewildering prolixity are already dead – they just don’t know it yet. But whilst some financiers are rightly criticised for being slow and indecisive, lawyers and their clients too are not always beyond reproach.

November 13th, 2017

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