Dispute Resolution Law Blog

13 June 2013

Does dementia make a will invalid?

Kate Paley reflects on the outcome of a recent case in the High Court and lessons to be learned.

Kate Salter

5 June 2013

A timely reminder for lawyers to reacquaint themselves with the White Book?

Given the recent and extensive amendments to the CPR, it may be useful for lawyers to remind themselves of the deadlines that apply when issuing and serving proceedings.

Laura Phillips

20 May 2013

Fraud Advisory Panel’s report published today: obtaining redress and improving outcomes for fraud victims

Fraud is a major threat to citizens, businesses and the government. The National Fraud Authority has estimated that the total annual losses from all fraud against all types of victims is now at least £73bn. The Fraud Advisory Panel has released its main recommendations today on “obtaining redress and improving outcomes for the victims of fraud”.

30 April 2013

Is the Financial Conduct Authority’s Redress Scheme really offering redress?

It was reported in the Sunday Telegraph on 21 April 2013 that the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) (formerly known as the ‘Financial Services Authority’ (FSA)) is facing a claim for judicial review of its Redress Scheme (“the Review”) which was intended to provide redress to individuals and businesses that were mis-sold interest rate hedging products. The FCA took over the Review of interest rate hedging products on 1 April 2013, as a consequence of the Financial Services Act 2012.

25 April 2013

Professional negligence claims - the breach must cause the loss

Negligence claims against professionals, such as financial advisors, solicitors, accountants and surveyors have been on the rise in recent years, and numbers are expected to continue to grow. This is due to an increased reliance on the advice of professionals (in both a personal and business context), claimants’ raised awareness of their legal rights, and the increasingly complex nature of work carried out. Further, in tough economic times, financial losses are often more evident.

Kate Salter

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