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Taking the Legal Jargon out of Legal Fees

Time for Plain Language
Some of the terms used by lawyers are sometimes, we think, not designed with clients in mind. We've tried to explain some of the terms that you might ...
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Your Local Solicitor Isn't so Local These Days

Increasingly clients are using distant solicitors, using an online sign up process
In days gone by members of the public would visit their local, usually family solicitor, for all their legal requirements. That has been changing and ...
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Were you charged an ATE Premium?

What is an ATE policy and did really need it?
An ATE policy is a policy of insurance taken out to cover the risk of losing your case and having to pay the opponent's costs. The ATE premium is the ...
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Common Words and Terms in Legal Fees

The field of legal fees, just like the law generally, is full of jargon that can be difficult to understand. Here we explain in hopefully straightforw...
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Probate solicitor struck off after charging eight times the reasonable amount

The Judge said there were “no documents on the appellant’s file to evidence any work done for the estate after January 2016, yet 36 invoices were raised in the period after January 2016”
Legal Futures reports today on the case of a solicitor's appeal against striking off after charging an estate where he was sole executor over eight ti...
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