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Charles Ackroyd

Rejection hurts

Rejection hurts

Also published in adapted format in Law Society Journal, April 2007, Volume 45, page 22

The consequences of rejecting a defendant’s offer of compromise have taken a fresh turn. The Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 2005 were amended with effect from 8 December 2006. The Uniform Civil Procedure Rules (Amendment No.11) 2006 have introduced a range of amendments including a significant new provision: Rule 42.15A.

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New disclosure requirements and the indemnity principle

New disclosure requirements and the indemnity principle

It’s seriously time to get your costs agreements in order

Also published in adapted format in Law Society Journal, December 2006, Volume 44, page 46

In the context of the Wentworth decision, of stricter disclosure requirements under the Legal Profession Act 2004 and of the recommendations of the Legal Fees Review Panel regarding defective disclosure (and defective ongoing disclosure), defective disclosure practices may no longer result only in an increased party/party solicitor/client gap on assessment but, quite possibly, result in referral of the legal practitioner to the Legal Services Commissioner, together with a reduction in the amount recovered.

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