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Landmark “zero-hours” holiday pay case brought using legal expenses insurance policy

21 August 2019

A landmark Court of Appeal judgment that has provided much-needed clarity about how holiday pay should be calculated for certain types of worker, was brought using a group legal expenses insurance policy.


Start-up firm Forever Legal partners with Eclipse to implement Proclaim Practice management solution

16 July 2019

Eclipse Legal Systems, the Law Society Endorsed legal software provider, has today announced that new start-up law firm Forever Legal is implementing the Proclaim Practice Management solution.


Proclaim integration with Legal Bricks enables Conveyancing searches at the click of a button

10 July 2019

Law society Endorsed legal software provider, Eclipse Legal Systems, has announced integration with leading Conveyancing search supplier Legal Bricks.


Reflecting on 20 years of ATE for DAS

9 July 2019

ATE insurance came into being nearly 20 years ago in the wake of the Access to Justice Act 1999, a piece of legislation which revolutionised the legal aid system in England and Wales. We were one of the first companies to provide the cover and, at first, it was all so straightforward – no initial premium payment required, it was effectively ‘self-insured’, and all of it was written off if the case didn’t win.


The challenges of ATE for clinical negligence cases

4 July 2019

ATE Sales Manager, Mike Knight and Head of Claims, Chris Millward talk about the challenges of providing After-The-Event insurance for clinical negligence claims.


LEAP scoops ‘Service Provider to the Legal Profession’ award at Irish Law Awards 2019

24 June 2019

LEAP, the leading provider of legal practice management software, is proud to have won the award for ‘Service Provider to the Legal Profession’ at the Irish Law Awards held recently in Dublin.


New LEAP App is changing how lawyers manage probate

29 May 2019

Probate work is highly administrative and due to its delicate nature must be carried out with great care and attention.  This often causes conflict with the need to work efficiently.


Cartmell Shepherd replaces incumbent systems with Proclaim Practice Management solution to enhance efficiencies firm-wide

22 May 2019

Eclipse Legal Systems, the Law Society Endorsed legal software provider, has announced it is implementing its Proclaim Practice Management solution at award winning law firm Cartmell Shepherd.


Scope of ‘injury to feelings’ expanded

8 May 2019

In employment law, awards for ‘injury to feelings’ have historically been permitted only in claims linked to discrimination, whistleblowing, and trade union membership.


When can company directors be personally liable?

1 May 2019

The recent High Court case of Antzuzis & Others v DJ Houghton Catching Services & Others [2019] EWHC 843 (QB) is a stark reminder of how company directors can be personally liable for their acts. DAS Law Solicitor Andrew Oberholzer explains…

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