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Yesterday I took part in Radio 4 You & Yours to discuss the ongoing issues affecting victims of Compass Debt Counsellors recent collapse.
This is the second time You & Yours has featured the Compass matter in recent weeks. The first broadcast focused on the direct impact of the co[...]
After reading with great sadness, the story of John Slade, a solicitor with over 40 years practice experience, it made me consider the unique pressure facing firms who get caught up in fraudulent scams.
Firstly, anyone can get caught by a scam, I know I have (just once mind!) … read more on Solic[...]
It’s coming from all angles. Court fee hikes equivalent to a 500% increase and the closure of at least 86 county courts.
As Gordon Exall says in his brilliant blog about the court fee increases, those responsible should ‘hang their heads in shame’.
On LegalBeagles, we directly help thousands o[...]
Legal Beagles, a consumer rights forum, has launched a comparison website using its own research on fixed fees to decide how law firms are listed.Kate Briscoe, chief executive of Legal Beagles, said the forum spent six months researching firms offering fixed fees for family and private client work b[...]
The founders of a consumer rights website today branched out to create a legal comparison platform allowing users to browse and compare the cost of legal services.
LegalBeagles says LBcompare will offer consumers the chance to compare fixed-fee costs for services such as divorce, wills and probat[...]
LegalBeagles are pleased to announce they will be launching their new Legal Services website in the next few months.
From here you will be able to visit our “One-Stop-Shop” for Legal Services. Whether you’re buying a new home and need a conveyancing, or moving out and need a divorce solicitor[...]
Two members of the LegalBEAGLES Consumer Law Help Forum have won the first of many cases being brought against customers of the ‘copycat’ British Passport Services website run by the notorious ”Passport Profiteer” Richard Howard and Amanda Kirkman of UK Services & Support Ltd.Since the beginning[...]
The government has dropped plans for ‘enhanced’ court fees specifically for commercial cases, but is now targeting increased fees for the hundreds of thousands of general civil applications made each year.
Enhanced fees are those that are above cost price, and the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) said t[...]
From 28 January 2015 you will be able to take your complaint about a claims management company (CMC) to the Legal Ombudsman http://www.legalombudsman.org.uk/
The Legal Ombudsman has now published details of the scheme which operates in a similar way to the Financial Ombudsman.The key scheme rules[...]
A new fee-free template for basic UK bank accounts has been revealed by the Treasury after a deal with major banks.Basic accounts do not offer overdrafts or cheque books, and may be given to those with a chequered credit history.Some holders of these accounts have been hit by initial fees of £30 or [...]