Category Archives: Uncategorized

Professional loopholers: Pension Protection Fund CEO hits out

Mossack Fonseca has heightened scrutiny of the role of law firms as professional enablers of corruption, and tax evasion.  The collapse of British Homes Stores is throwing up some interesting questions about law firms.  Olswangs and Linklaters have been criticised … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Lawyers, advocates and the perils of description

Those of us who follow Giles Peaker on twitter (as @nearlylegal – follow him, he’s excellent especially if you have any interest in in housing) will know of his penchant for taking unregulated legal services providers to task about the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Trigger warning on Trigger warnings

Warning: the Mail on Sunday sometimes publishes pointless poop. There, I said it. Legal Cheek (*rolls eyes*) are recycling a story in the Mail on Sunday (*feels dirty and rolls eyes*) which I think may have first aired in some form … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Hillsborough: it was absolutely important that no facts were hidden

I have written before on the solicitor instructed by South Yorkshire Police in the aftermath of the the Hillsborough disaster.  The Independent Panel report made a number of  criticisms of the conduct of evidence management for the Police, especially (although … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 5 Comments

Public Access Research – a couple of quick points

The Bar Standards Board and the Legal Services Board have jointly published a consultants project into public access (the system under which barristers may see client’s directly rather than being instructed through professional advisers, especially solicitors). …there appears to have been relatively modest … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Specifically instructed: Don’t be a tool?

As a young lawyer, in the seventies office block that housed Sheffield’s County Court, I remember a small epiphany.  It involved discovering the import of the phrase, “I am specifically instructed.” I was only just out of law school, a wet behind the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 6 Comments

ABSs not cheaper

Some interesting research conducted for the Legal Services Board by OMB Research has caught a few headlines.  It’s on an interesting topic, is the liberalisation of legal services stimulated by the Legal Services Act leading to a better deal for … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment