....from the SOLICITORS group

PI and Costs – and access to justice
The fixed costs regime in low value PI cases has attracted debate of late, and a recent ruling illustrates how the courts have approached its application - with important implications for access to justice. More…


Clinical Negligence and PI: Limitation Periods and Informed consent
Two important issues in relation to clinical negligence – with wider implications for personal injury - have been the subject of separate rulings recently: informed consent, and the date of knowledge for the purposes of the Limitation Act.  We take a brief look at the rulings and their implications for practitioners. More…

Falsifying Documents in the Course of a Dispute
It’s never a good idea to fabricate or alter notes and other documents on file, particularly when you’re a solicitor at the heart of a dispute. A firm was recently ordered to pay £230k after its principal allegedly falsified documents in a conveyancing negligence claim. More…

Blind Allocation of Work: what you need to know
Can ‘blind allocation’ be a useful tool to help ensure all associates get a fair crack at building a thriving career? Top law firm Ashurst is trialing a new ‘blind allocation’ scheme for its corporate associates – but what do firms keen to try out a similar scheme need to know, and are there any drawbacks? More…

Children - Relocating an Older Child
Relocation cases are on the rise, reflecting the increasingly transatlantic nature of family life today.  So how might the court approach a relocation case involving older children? A recent ruling provides a useful insight, with practical lessons for the preparation of relocation applications. More…

The Best of … Personal Injury law blogs
The trouble with law blogs is that what was once a quirky addition to legal analysis has become an embarrassment of riches. The problem is no longer finding a law blog with posts on the subject at hand – it’s a question of digging through hundreds of web pages in the hope of finding up-to-date, pithy and relevant information. More…
the SOLICITORS group is a company registered in the UK at Macmillan House, Parcel Terrace, Derby, DE1 1LY. tel: +44 (0)1332 226601 fax: +44 (0)1332 227691. Company Reg. No. 05098852