Tag Archives: Avoiding procedural problems

LITIGATORS: WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN THINGS GO WRONG? 10 KEY POINTS

There has been an unusual amount of sympathy today on Twitter for the report of a newly qualified solicitor who was struck off.  The solicitor “had ‘messed up’ on a handful of the 170 cases he was handling and did not seek help from colleagues”. “…there always is a lot to learn. You never can […]

FRAUDULENT CLAIMANTS AND THE NEED FOR SELF-PROTECTION BY LAWYERS

A report in Litigation Futures last week illustrates the need for “self protection” by lawyers. The headline says it all “Insurance Fraudster who tried to blame his solicitor jailed for 18 months”. “IT WAS ALL MY SOLICITOR’S FAULT” The claimant was jailed for eight months for contempt of court. He, in turn,  sought to blame his […]

IN LITIGATION, AS IN LIFE, THINGS WILL GO WRONG: HAVING A STRATEGY IN PLACE

There has been a lot of publicity recently about lawyers who have been struck off for, effectively, making things up to cover up mistakes.  In the most recent case a time limit was missed for the First Tier Tribunal and the solicitor sent backdated letters in an attempt to make it appear as if the […]

FOUR IMPORTANT POINTS FOR THOSE HASTILY ISSUING PROCEEDINGS THIS WEEK

Twitter and other sources have been full of stories of solicitors issuing numerous proceedings to avoid the (wholly ridiculous) price hike next week.  There are a few things that should be borne in mind by all those who have issued but are not proposing to serve immediately. 1. ONCE YOU ISSUE YOU COULD COME BECOME […]