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David Cameron announces intention to cut whiplash claims

15th February 2012

More work will be done to reduce claims for whiplash and cut the cost of premiums, according to Prime Minister David Cameron, who has said he will look to work with car insurers. Number 10 believes there were too many…

Teachers Union threaten proceedings over pension reforms

15th February 2012

A leading teachers union has threatened to launch legal proceedings against the government, forming the next line of attack against impending and controversial pension reforms. The National Association of…

Law Society of Scotland challenges HSBC mortgage system

14th February 2012

The Law Society of Scotland has warned that hundreds of house sales are in jeopardy under a new mortgage system being used by a prominent high street bank. Legal experts representing the professional governing body…

BT confirms extended relationship with law firms

13th February 2012

Telecommunications giant BT has agreed to extend its working relationship with three London-based law firms for a further year. Bird & Bird, CMS Cameron McKenna and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have all been told…

More legal practices to go public

13th February 2012

A far-reaching annual survey from accountancy and investment management group Smith & Williamson has revealed that deregulation within the law industry will lead to an increased number of firms seeking finance from…

Extended QOCS plans rejected by government

9th February 2012

Justice minister Lord McNally has confirmed that plans proposed by Lord Justice Jackson to extend the soon-to-be adopted ‘qualified one-way costs-shifting’ (QOCS) system beyond personal injury claims have now…

Proceedings started against UBS

9th February 2012

The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has confirmed that legal proceedings have been commenced against the Swiss investment bank UBS following last year’s rogue trading saga. The investigations will look into…

Rule of Law Index reveals investor risk

8th February 2012

A leading risk analysis firm have released the results of their yearly Rule of Law Index, which indicates that countries rich in oil and gas supplies are among the riskiest in which overseas companies can invest, in…