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Checklist: What to do when a client requests a file

6th July, 2017

On 21 March 2017 the Law Society released guidance entitled, ‘Who owns the file?’. The guidance focuses on assisting firms to identify which documents in a client file belong to them and which documents belong to the client. The issue of what documents belong to who is a question that is asked frequently among many law firms. The... Read More »

Buyers of Legal Service Beware!

4th July, 2017

In the case of Ndole Assets Ltd v Designer M & E Services UK Ltd [2017] EWHC 1148 (TCC) an unregulated business has been criticised for not making clear at the outset of the matter, both to the other party and to the Technology and Construction Court (TCC), that they were not a firm of solicitors. A common... Read More »

PII special: Science of Compliance

3rd July, 2017

Professional Practices Partner Paul Bennett has written a piece in the Law Society Gazette, the most read publication in the legal profession. In it he guides law firms on the thorny issue of professional indemnity insurance and mergers. This piece was produced by Paul Bennett for the Law Society Gazette published 3 July 2017 To read the article... Read More »

Shropshire’s female business leaders meet to celebrate achievements

29th June, 2017

Shrewsbury-based law firm Aaron & Partners holds special event for some of the most influential women in the region. Female business leaders from across Shropshire came together at a special afternoon tea event hosted by law firm Aaron & Partners to celebrate the achievements of women in business. On Friday 19th May more than 50 of the region’s... Read More »

Higher Court fees for civil claims could lead creditors to look again at petitions for bankruptcy

22nd June, 2017

On 9 March 2015, Court fees for some civil litigation claims rose significantly. For instance, the Money Claim Online (MCOL) fee for a £95,000 money claim was £815.  Now it would be £4,275 plus a further fee of either £545 or £1,090 would be payable for the hearing. In contrast, the Court fee to enter a creditor’s petition... Read More »

Insolvency Partner Jan Chillery attends the JIEB graduation ceremony

20th June, 2017

Jan Chillery attended the JIEB graduation ceremony on Friday 16 June at Chartered Accountants’ Hall in Moorgate, home to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales. Jan passed all three insolvency exams in November 2016, qualifying her as an insolvency practitioner.  At present Jan does not intend to take appointments but passing these exams shows her... Read More »

SRA: The proposed new Code of Conduct 2018 and Solicitors Accounts Rules 2018

19th June, 2017

“The proposed new Code of Conduct 2018 and Solicitors Accounts Rules 2018 were confirmed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) last week. Professional Practices Partner, Paul Bennett, spoke to Legal Futures one of the legal markets key publishers about matters: To see Paul’s thoughts please click here and you will be redirected to the full piece on the Legal... Read More »

Roundtable: Professional indemnity insurance

12th June, 2017

Paul Bennett, Partner in Employment Law and Specialist in Professional Practices, was invited to participate in The Gazette’s 2017 roundtable discussion on PII. The professional indemnity insurance market for solicitors has, within a few years, become the preserve of stable, ‘rated’ insurers, premiums have fallen, and for smaller firms the choice of insurers has increased. The end of... Read More »

Aaron & Partners picks rural charity to be Shropshire Chamber of Commerce partner

10th June, 2017

The legal practice – a patron of the chamber – has selected Shropshire Rural Communities Council to receive a year’s support. Aaron & Partners LLP is to throw its support behind the Shropshire Rural Communities Council (RCC) for the next 12 months. The firm will provide the charity with a year’s free membership of the Shropshire Chamber of... Read More »

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