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Mootis
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Mootis
 Posted: 235 days ago

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Bill Braithwaite QC has reacted to news that the interest rate used in the calculation of damages awards to those suffering life changing injuries from clinical negligence has been slashed by the Lord Chancellor. The Ministry of Justice announced the discount rate would drop from 2.5 per cent to minus 0.75 per cent.

"This is hugely significant - it could double some damages awards," said Bill.

"For someone in their twenties, lump sum damages would change from £4.8 million to £11 million. For someone in their sixties, where it impacts less, lump sum damages would change from £3.8 million to £6.5 million."

  • Yasmin Ameer  @YasminAmeer

     Posted:235 days ago

    This is a very sensible decision. The current rate is far too high and claimants in catastrophic cases have been under compensated for years.

  • Twentyfour7 PR   @Twentyfour7PR

     Posted:235 days ago

    Insurers are not going to take this lying down. Lord Chancellor is starting another consultation process.

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Mootis
 Posted: 1 year ago

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Manchester has emerged as the UK’s leading regional legal centre, according to research by social networking site, Mootis.

Unsurprisingly, London dominates the UK legal services sector with 84 of the top 100 firms having an office in the capital. 28 of the UK’s top 100 firms have an office in Manchester, while Birmingham (22), Leeds (20) and Edinburgh (19) make up the rest of the regional ‘big 4’.

Location Number of UK top 100 firms with an office

London 84

Manchester 28

Birmingham 22

Leeds 20

Edinburgh 19

Glasgow 10

Aberdeen 10

Bristol 10

Cardiff 9

Southampton 9

Sheffield 8

Cambridge 8

Newcastle 8

Liverpool 7

Oxford 7

Nottingham 6

Reading 6

Milton Keynes 5

Other locations available on request.

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Mootis
 Posted: 1 year ago

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Linder Myers experiencing severe financial problems

Law firm Linder Myers is experiencing severe financial problems, according to sources.

The firm has apparently not been paying supplier's invoices for a number of months.

The firm narrowly avoided administration in 2014.

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Mootis
 Posted: 1 year ago

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Linder Myers heading for administration

Law firm Linder Myers is heading for administration, Mootis understands.

The firm has apparently not been paying supplier's invoices for a number of months and it is rumoured that Chief Executive, Tony Stockdale has resigned.

Companies have contacted Mootis to complain about the firm and its refusal to return calls or pay invoices for "months and months".

The firm narrowly avoided administration on 2014.

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Mootis
 Posted: 1 year ago

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Law firms targeting the energy sector more than any other part of the UK economy.

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This week’s top legal news

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Part-time judges ‘out of time’ to claim pension rights

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Law Society Gazette

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