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Are Consent Orders worth it?

Riordan and Ors v Moon Beever Solicitors (a firm) [2018] EWHC 1452 (QB)   Since the introduction of the CPR in 1999 the Courts have had unfettered control to vary any Court Order, including Consent Orders. However, it seems to be the general consensus that where there has been a genuine agreement by both/all parties…

Solicitor’s obligations, and how far they go?

Lyons v Fox Williams LLP [2018] EWCA Civ 2347 The recent case of Lyons v Fox Williams LLP [2018] EWCA Civ 2347 involved consideration of the scope of the Solicitor’s retainer and is subsequently of importance to Solicitors and well worth considering. The case concerned a Claimant’s Appeal following an unsuccessful action for professional negligence…

A Costly Exercise to Prove a Liability to Pay

Slade (t/a Richard Slade And Co) v Abbhi [2018] EWHC 2039 (Comm)   Following a three-day Trial, the High Court found in favour of a Solicitor in respect of the terms of an oral agreement. With the benefit of hindsight, the Solicitor might have preferred to have put the agreement in writing.   Background of…

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