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Law v Raleys Solicitors: CA 19 Apr 2016

Renewed application to bring a second appeal against the order of District Judge Pema made on 23rd December 2014 in that he permitted the defendants in the claim to rely upon Facebook and surveillance evidence that was not disclosed prior to the service of witness statements. Macur LJ [2016] EWCA Civ 642 Bailii England and … Continue reading Law v Raleys Solicitors: CA 19 Apr 2016

AA Solicitors Ltd (T/A AA Solicitors) and Another v Majid: EAT 23 Jun 2016

EAT Sex Discrimination: Injury To Feelings – Unsuccessful challenge to quantum of award for injury to feelings in a sexual harassment claim. Application of Vento guidelines and whether award manifestly excessive. Employment Tribunals are entitled to take account of cogent evidence of changes in the value of money over time, when considering whether the boundaries … Continue reading AA Solicitors Ltd (T/A AA Solicitors) and Another v Majid: EAT 23 Jun 2016

Sajid v Bond Adams Llp Solicitors: EAT 3 Jun 2016

EAT Practice and Procedure: Striking-Out/Dismissal – The Employment Judge erred in law in striking out the Claimant’s claims of unfair dismissal and disability discrimination in respect of dismissal. He ought to have applied Tayside Public Transport Co Ltd t/a Travel Dundee v Reilly [2012] IRLR 755 CS at paragraph 30. There was a crucial core … Continue reading Sajid v Bond Adams Llp Solicitors: EAT 3 Jun 2016

Azam and Co Solicitors v Legal Services Commission: CA 10 Sep 2010

Claim a declaration that their exclusion by the Legal Services Commission from a tendering process for the carrying out of publicly funded work in relation to immigration was unlawful. [2010] EWCA Civ 1194, [2011] Eu LR 131 Bailii Public Contracts Regulations 2006 England and Wales Legal Professions, European Updated: 18 January 2022; Ref: scu.425605

Handley and Another v Lake Jackson Solicitors (A Firm) and Others: CA 24 May 2016

‘Questions have arisen as to the correct destination for an appeal in circumstances where (a) there has been an appeal to the county court which has either been determined by a judgment of the court on its merits or withdrawn; (b) the county court has made, or declined to make, an order for costs in … Continue reading Handley and Another v Lake Jackson Solicitors (A Firm) and Others: CA 24 May 2016

MK Law Solicitors Ltd, Regina (on The Application of) v The Lord Chancellor: Admn 20 May 2016

Challenge by the claimant solicitors to a decision by the Lord Chancellor made through the Legal Aid Agency, that the claimant was not entitled to join an additional duty solicitor scheme, in circumstances where it determined that certain additional firms who had succeeded in the duty procurement tender, that was then abandoned by the Lord … Continue reading MK Law Solicitors Ltd, Regina (on The Application of) v The Lord Chancellor: Admn 20 May 2016

Dechert Solicitors, Regina (on The Application of) v Southwark Crown Court: Admn 14 Jun 2001

Application for the judicial review of an Order made in a criminal matter against a Mr Daulby. His solicitors, who are the Claimants in these judicial review proceedings, sought directions in respect of the Restraint Order which had been made by the High Court in respect of Mr Daulby and restrained him from dealing with … Continue reading Dechert Solicitors, Regina (on The Application of) v Southwark Crown Court: Admn 14 Jun 2001

Levi Solicitors Llp v Revenue and Customs: FTTTx 10 Nov 2011

VAT default surcharge – request for a Time To Pay arrangement under S.108 Finance Act 2009 – arrangement agreed after protracted delay – dispute as to period(s) for which arrangement was to relate – whether arrangement included disputed period or operated retrospectively from date of request [2011] UKFTT 727 (TC) Bailii England and Wales VAT … Continue reading Levi Solicitors Llp v Revenue and Customs: FTTTx 10 Nov 2011

Brett Wilson Llp v Person(s) Unknown, Responsible for The Operation and Publication of The Website www.solicitorsfromhelluk.com: QBD 16 Sep 2015

The claimant solicitors sought remedies against the unknown publishers of the respondent website which was said to publish material defamatory of them, and to ampunt to harassment. Held: The alleged defamatory meanings were not challenged by the defendants. The pleaded allegations made out a case for the grant of injunctions against the defendants. The court … Continue reading Brett Wilson Llp v Person(s) Unknown, Responsible for The Operation and Publication of The Website www.solicitorsfromhelluk.com: QBD 16 Sep 2015

Abbey National Plc v Frost (Formerly Practising As Harold Weston Frost and Co) and Solicitors’ Indemnity Fund Limited Intervenor: CA 4 Feb 1999

[1999] EWCA Civ 707, [1999] 1 WLR 1080 Bailii England and Wales Cited by: Cited – Cameron v Liverpool Victoria Insurance Co Ltd SC 20-Feb-2019 The Court was asked in what circumstances is it permissible to sue an unnamed defendant? The respondent was injured when her car collided with another. The care was insured but … Continue reading Abbey National Plc v Frost (Formerly Practising As Harold Weston Frost and Co) and Solicitors’ Indemnity Fund Limited Intervenor: CA 4 Feb 1999

Power v Meloy Whittle Robinson Solicitors: CA 2 Jul 2014

The court itself had failed to effect proper service because of an administrative error. Held: The Court rejected the submission that the claimant need not necessarily demonstrate that there was no way in which he could have effected service according to the rules within the period of validity of the claim form. [2014] EWCA Civ … Continue reading Power v Meloy Whittle Robinson Solicitors: CA 2 Jul 2014

Goldsmith Williams Solicitors v E.Surv Ltd: CA 11 Nov 2015

‘The appeal raises what we were told was an important issue as to the scope of the duty of solicitors instructed on behalf of both the proposed mortgagor and mortgagee of property.’ Patten LJ, Sir Stanley Burnton [2015] EWCA Civ 1147 Bailii Civil Liability (Contribution) Act 1978 England and Wales Professional Negligence Updated: 06 January … Continue reading Goldsmith Williams Solicitors v E.Surv Ltd: CA 11 Nov 2015

Barton v Wright Hassall Solicitors Llp: CA 16 Jun 2015

Application for leave to appeal Longmore LJ [2015] EWCA Civ 757 Bailii England and Wales Cited by: Leave – Barton v Wright Hassall Llp CA 23-Mar-2016 Application under CPR 6.15(2) for an order that steps already taken to bring a claim form to the attention of the defendant, but falling short of good service under … Continue reading Barton v Wright Hassall Solicitors Llp: CA 16 Jun 2015

Chamberlin Solicitors v Emokpae: EAT 15 Jun 2004

[2004] UKEAT 0989 – 03 – 1506 Bailii England and Wales Cited by: See Also – Chamberlin Solicitors, Emezie v Emokpae EAT 15-Mar-2004 EAT Sex Discrimination – Detriment. . .On Appeal from – Igen Ltd v Wong CA 18-Feb-2005 Proving Discrimination – Two Stage Process Each appeal raised procedural issues in discrimination cases, asking where, … Continue reading Chamberlin Solicitors v Emokpae: EAT 15 Jun 2004

EAD Solicitors Llp and 7 Others v Abrams: EAT 5 Jun 2015

EAT Age Discrimination – Can a corporate body which is a member of an LLP claim to have suffered detriment because of the protected characteristic of an individual who happened to be its principal shareholder and member? An Employment Judge’s affirmative answer to this question was correct, and arguments that because only an individual could … Continue reading EAD Solicitors Llp and 7 Others v Abrams: EAT 5 Jun 2015

Solicitors Regulation Authority v Ali Chan and Others: Admn 28 Sep 2015

The respondent solicitors had been disciplined by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal. The SRA now complained that the findings and punishment should have been more extensive. They wree said to have introduced clients to purported Stamp Duty savings schemes without explaining properly the risks involved and commissions being paid. Dishonesty was not alleged, but there was … Continue reading Solicitors Regulation Authority v Ali Chan and Others: Admn 28 Sep 2015

Solicitors Regulation Authority, Regina (on The Application of) v Imran: Admn 22 Jul 2015

The Authority appealed aganst atwo year sysupension imposed on the respondent solicitor by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, saying that it was too light. He had been sentenced to imprisonment after being found guilty, having had somebody else agree to take responsibility and points for his speeding offence. Held: The Tribunal had not misundertood the extent … Continue reading Solicitors Regulation Authority, Regina (on The Application of) v Imran: Admn 22 Jul 2015

In re Sandbrook Solicitors: Admn 18 May 2015

The court was concerned at what it said was a pattern of applications by the respondent firm of making urgent ex parte applications to restrain removal of an applicant, but where proceedings were not then formally served. Green J, Raynor QC HHJ [2015] EWHC 2473 (Admin) Bailii Immigration, Legal Professions Updated: 04 January 2022; Ref: … Continue reading In re Sandbrook Solicitors: Admn 18 May 2015

Duncan Lewis (Solicitors) Ltd, Regina (on The Application of) v The Lord Chancellor: Admn 23 Jul 2015

Duncan Lewis challenged the Secretary of State’s decision to reduce its claim for costs to nil in an immigration case where work was carried out for a client who was financially eligible for legal aid, although at the time the Secretary of State asserts that the firm had not conclusively established that fact to its … Continue reading Duncan Lewis (Solicitors) Ltd, Regina (on The Application of) v The Lord Chancellor: Admn 23 Jul 2015

Hafiz and Haque Solicitors v Mullick and Another: EAT 15 Apr 2015

EAT Practice and Procedure: Costs – Wasted costs A Schedule of Loss was served which grossly over-inflated the losses claimed. In pre-trial negotiations, the Claimant and Respondents narrowed their differences, but although the Respondents were prepared to pay a sum which appeared to the Employment Tribunal to be overly generous, the Claimant wanted more than … Continue reading Hafiz and Haque Solicitors v Mullick and Another: EAT 15 Apr 2015

Baird v Hastings (Practicing As Hastings and Co, Solicitors): QBNI 7 Aug 2013

The plaintiff claimed against the defendant, as solicitor for the plaintiff, for damages arising from the negligence and breach of contract of the defendant in relation to the conduct of conveyancing transactions [2013] NIQB 143 Bailii Northern Ireland, Professional Negligence Updated: 28 December 2021; Ref: scu.544012

Kandola v Mirza Solicitors Llp: ChD 27 Feb 2015

The claimant alleged professional negligence by the defendant solicitors who had acted for him in the purchase of a property. The deposit paid by the claimant had been lost after being paid to the seller’s solicitors as agents for the vendor. The claimant said that the risks had not been explained. Held: The claimant was … Continue reading Kandola v Mirza Solicitors Llp: ChD 27 Feb 2015

Bains v Solicitors Regulation Authority: Admn 18 Feb 2015

The solicitor claimant appealed against a finding of misconduct leading to his being struck from the Roll of Solicitors. Held: The assessment and judgment by the tribunal was impregnable and the undoubted history of ill health cannot weigh with me or impact upon the tribunal’s ultimate finding and conclusion with regard to dishonesty. Holman J … Continue reading Bains v Solicitors Regulation Authority: Admn 18 Feb 2015

The London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association and Others, Regina (on The Application of) v The Lord Chancellor: Admn 18 Feb 2015

The claimant associations sought judicial review of proposals by the Lord Chancellor to make profound changes in the market for the provision of criminal legal aid services by solicitors. Laws LJ, Cranston J [2015] EWHC 295 (Admin) Bailii Legal Aid, Legal Professions Updated: 28 December 2021; Ref: scu.543037

Jackson v Thompsons Solicitors (A Firm) and Others: QBD 6 Feb 2015

There had been a failed application for a Group Litigation Order. The application was dismissed with costs awarded, and the judge invited an application for a wasted costs order against the solicitors conducting the litigation. The insurance company providing After The Event Insurance for the liability purported to avoid the policy. The claimant was assignee … Continue reading Jackson v Thompsons Solicitors (A Firm) and Others: QBD 6 Feb 2015

Treasury Solicitors (Decision Notice): ICO 31 Jan 2011

The complainant requested information relating to a subject access request submitted to the Treasury Solicitor’s Office (TSol) which was not deemed to be his personal data. TSol responded citing a refusal under section 14(1) of the Act (vexatious request). The Commissioner has investigated and concluded that the public authority was entitled to refuse the request … Continue reading Treasury Solicitors (Decision Notice): ICO 31 Jan 2011

Treasury Solicitors (Decision Notice): ICO 24 Jan 2011

The complainant made a request to the Treasury Solicitor’ Department (TSol) for information to complement and complete information requested under the Data Protection Act. In respect of one part of the request, TSol disclosed some information but withheld the balance citing the exemption in section 42(1) (legal professional privilege). TSol applied section 14(1) to the … Continue reading Treasury Solicitors (Decision Notice): ICO 24 Jan 2011

Nathaniel and Co Solicitors v Revenue and Customs: FTTTx 6 Oct 2010

Value Added Tax — repayment claim – s. 80 (1) Value Added Tax Act 1994 — three year time limit – s. 80 (4) Value Added Tax Act 1994 — whether valid claim for repayment of output tax was made pursuant to Regulation 37 Value Added Tax Regulations 1995/2518 — held no [2010] UKFTT 472 … Continue reading Nathaniel and Co Solicitors v Revenue and Customs: FTTTx 6 Oct 2010

Aaron v The Law Society (the Office of the Supervision of Solicitors): QBD 13 Oct 2003

The appellant challenged an order suspending him from practice as a solicitor for two years. He had previous findings of professional misconduct in failing to pay counsels’ fees. In the course of later disciplinary proceedings he was found to have misled the court as to the circumstances of a tribunal hearing when obtaining a stay. … Continue reading Aaron v The Law Society (the Office of the Supervision of Solicitors): QBD 13 Oct 2003

Darby v The Law Society (the Office of the Supervision of Solicitors): QBD 13 Oct 2003

The solicitor appealed findings of misconduct. He had acted for a builder who complained about breaches of confidentiality and a failure to provide written information on costs. Held: The appeal was by way of a rehearing (Preiss), but should differ from the original tribunal only in a clear case. Here there was no justification for … Continue reading Darby v The Law Society (the Office of the Supervision of Solicitors): QBD 13 Oct 2003

Solicitors Regulation Authority v Wingate and Another: Admn 21 Dec 2016

The SRA alleged that the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal had erred in not finding proven some of the serious allegations against the defendant solicitors proven. Held: Some of the appeals succeeded. Holman J [2016] EWHC 3455 (Admin) Bailii Solicitors Act 1974 England and Wales Cited by: See Also – Solicitors Regulation Authority v Wingate and Another … Continue reading Solicitors Regulation Authority v Wingate and Another: Admn 21 Dec 2016

Quality Solicitors Cmht v Tunstall: EAT 28 Jul 2014

EAT Harassment – Conduct – Single instance race harassment claim – one overheard remark, ‘She is Polish and very nice’ or ‘She is Polish but very nice’. The Employment Tribunal erred in law in (1) failing to address the question whether the remark alleged had the effect of violating the Claimant’s dignity or creating a … Continue reading Quality Solicitors Cmht v Tunstall: EAT 28 Jul 2014

Ejiofor (T/A Mitchell and Co Solicitors) v Sullivan and Others: EAT 22 May 2014

EAT Transfer of Undertakings : Transfer – PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE – Case management The ET found that there had been a TUPE transfer of a solicitors’ practice. The App employer maintained in the EAT that because there had been periods when the business was not carried on lawfully (because the solicitor in charge had been … Continue reading Ejiofor (T/A Mitchell and Co Solicitors) v Sullivan and Others: EAT 22 May 2014

Trustees of The Scottish Solicitors Staff Pension Fund v Pattison and Sim and Others: SCS 1 Aug 2014

Action for payment, the trustees of the Scottish Solicitors Staff Pension Fund seek to recover andpound;50,224 from the firm of Pattison and Sim and its two partners. The trustees maintain that the original trust documents have been amended several times, and that rules adopted in 1990 now govern the Fund. The defenders deny liability. They … Continue reading Trustees of The Scottish Solicitors Staff Pension Fund v Pattison and Sim and Others: SCS 1 Aug 2014

Treasury Solicitors (Decision Notice): ICO 20 Jul 2006

The complainant requested a variety of information, including information on files and records relating to him and held by the Law Officers, papers generated in the proceedings brought against him under section 42 of the Supreme Court Act 1981, and access to all communications between the public authority and named third parties. Part of the … Continue reading Treasury Solicitors (Decision Notice): ICO 20 Jul 2006

BPE Solicitors and Another v Hughes-Holland (In Substitution for Gabriel): SC 22 Mar 2017

The court was asked what damages are recoverable in a case where (i) but for the negligence of a professional adviser his client would not have embarked on some course of action, but (ii) part or all of the loss which he suffered by doing so arose from risks which it was no part of … Continue reading BPE Solicitors and Another v Hughes-Holland (In Substitution for Gabriel): SC 22 Mar 2017

Fkening and Reid, Solcitors In The Cause Balfour and Manson, Llp Against Fleming and Reid, Solicitors: SCSf 3 Jun 2014

Action for payment in which the pursuers are the Edinburgh solicitors and the defenders are the local or Glasgow solicitors in divorce proceedings at the instance of their mutual client Mrs Jacqueline Clark against her husband Alexander Clark.Divorce proceedings commenced in August 2008 in the Court of Session and involved significant financial conclusions in respect … Continue reading Fkening and Reid, Solcitors In The Cause Balfour and Manson, Llp Against Fleming and Reid, Solicitors: SCSf 3 Jun 2014