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Solicitors at "growing risk of claims" for...

Posted in Professional Negligence on 15th Aug 2019
There has been a sharp increase in the number of professional negligence actions arising from solicitors under-settling personal injury and medical negligence claims, according to a specialist barrister. Richard Beaty was featured on, explaining: “Publicly available and reliable market data for professional indemnity claims is scarce [but] there is growing perception amongst our insurer and professional clients that the under-settlement of personal and medical injury claims is on the rise.” Beaty added that the change in...

Pointless Litigation and Massive Bills

Posted in Professional Negligence on 28th Oct 2019
A large number of the professional negligence enquiries we receive at Specters concern litigation that has ended poorly for the client. We often hear complaints that solicitors did not warn their clients of the risks of litigation or that they spent more on the case than it was worth, meaning the client is left with a huge bill. In this blog, we will briefly examine these two common complaints and the duties of solicitors. Litigation Without Merits Litigation is an uncertain business and at the start of a case where a client may not be in possession...

References: An Employer's Duties & An Employee's...

Posted in Employment Law on 23rd Oct 2019
When a person applies for a job, their new employer may ask for a reference from their old employer, to make sure that the person has been honest about their employment history and to ensure that they are suitable for the job. However, most employers will no longer provide any information on a reference other than the dates that an employee worked for them and possibly their job title. It is rare these days for any further information to be included, but why is that? There is a popular myth that an employer is not legally allowed to provide a 'bad'...

What To Do Before You File For Divorce

Posted in Family & Divorce on 22nd Oct 2019
Separating from your partner and moving forward with your life is understandably overwhelming and stressful. That is why it is beneficial to take some key steps in preparation, before you start any proceedings. Regardless of whether your divorce is contested or uncontested, has an international element to it or whether you and your spouse run a business together, you need to be prepared. In this article we have listed some of these steps. Obtain your marriage certificate. You must obtain your marriage certificate prior to commencing any divorce...
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