Solicitors Act Assessments on the Rise: Are You at Risk? 

Breakfast Briefing - FULLY BOOKED

17th May 2018

JMW Offices, 1 Byrom Place, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3HG

The implementation of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 removed the recoverability of success fees and ATE premiums from opponents (except in limited circumstances). Solicitors, in particular, those conducting lower value personal injury litigation, have continued to charge their clients success fees and ATE premiums with those additional liabilities being deducted from damages.

Certain solicitor and costs firms are encouraging individuals to challenge the success fee and ATE premium deductions charged by their former solicitors and Solicitors Act 1974 detailed assessment proceedings are on the rise.

Lawshare has received a high demand of queries from firms who have experienced these issues.

This seminar aims to give an introduction to Solicitor and own client cost assessments and to provide guidance to Solicitors facing challenges to their fees from clients.

 The seminar will cover:

  • The problem: The post LASPO Solicitor/ client costs landscape;
  • The business model of firms assessing solicitor’s fees;
  • Statute bills – the requirements;
  • Delivery up of a file;
  • Time limits for assessment;
  • Basis of assessment;
  • Assessment procedure

Schedule

Refreshments & Registration: 9.00am

Seminar: 9.30am

Finish: 11.00am

All our seminars are free to attend and are worth 1.5 CPD point.

 

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