Associate News


ARAG appoints new CFO

25 November 2020

Leading legal expenses and assistance provider ARAG has appointed Simon Barrett as the company’s next Chief Financial Officer, in preparation for the retirement of longstanding CFO Bob Moreton, next year.


Disbursement Funding – Being a Credit Intermediary

24 November 2020

Alongside the numerous benefits of being able to offer Temple disbursement funding, it is understandable some solicitors may be concerned at the thought of being a credit intermediary when providing this service to their clients. In this article we provide straightforward guidance on what is required and what you have to do when taking on a role that has benefits both for your firm and clients.


Evaluating Litigation Crowdfunding against the framework of the Code of the Association of Litigation Funders

18 November 2020

Using a platform, such as AxiaFunder, to fund commercial litigation is relatively innovative and therefore requires careful consideration by lawyers and claimants before engagement. One framework with which to assess litigation crowdfunding is the Code of the Association of Litigation Funders (ALF).


Record redundancies leave employment tribunals struggling to cope despite government measures

16 November 2020

The record number of redundancies reported by the Office for National Statistics this week sits in stark contrast with today’s HMCTS data, which reveals a tribunal system unable to cope with a wave of employment claims that is only just beginning to flood in.


Access Legal selected as an Approved G-Cloud supplier

23 October 2020

Eclipse Legal Systems, a division of Access Legal – one of the UK’s leading software providers for mid- to large-sized organisations, has been approved as a supplier on the latest version of the Crown Commercial Services’ (CCS) procurement framework, G-Cloud 12.


£9 million birth injury settlement only possible after switch from legal aid to CFA

20 October 2020

Regional law firm Dutton Gregory Solicitors has highlighted the importance of conditional fee agreements in clinical negligence cases, after its award-winning Head of Clinical Negligence, Carol Maunder secured a £9 million settlement for a child who sustained their life-changing injuries over a decade ago.


Milnes Legal chooses Eclipse’s Compact+ practice management system

5 October 2020

Growing law firm, Milnes Legal, is implementing the Compact+ practice management solution from Eclipse Legal Systems, the UK’s leading legal software provider. 


Alexander Legal Service selects Eclipse Compact+ solution from Eclipse

17 September 2020

North-east-based Alexander Legal Services is implementing the Proclaim Compact+ solution from Eclipse Legal Systems, a Law Society partner.


Wave of redundancies could overwhelm struggling employment tribunal system

15 September 2020

Delays in the criminal and civil courts have been widely publicised, but the employment tribunal system is facing very similar pressures. The backlog of claims has been growing steadily since 2015 and totalled more than 45,000 cases at the end of August.


Experienced buyers of ATE

7 September 2020

Sometimes we forget that the After the Event (ATE) insurance market is only two decades old. The ‘pause’ in our businesses over the last five months has given us all a chance to reflect on what’s happened over this time and anticipate what’s to come.

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