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Welcome to our September Legal Bulletin

Welcome to the Watson Buckle Legal Bulletin, bringing you up-to-date news and information on the financial matters facing law firms.

This edition looks at new tax avoidance measures which may affect solicitors, recommendations for regulators to enforce a fixed fee system and the effect the hike in County Court Judgement fees have had on the profession and its clients.

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We hope you enjoy reading our Legal Bulletin and find it useful. We welcome your feedback and ideas for topics so please get in touch with Chris Padgett at chrisp@watsonbuckle.co.uk or call 01274 516705.

New tax avoidance measures may target solicitors

Solicitors are being warned of a potential clampdown on tax avoidance, which could affect lawyers offering traditional tax planning services.

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Consumer panel recommends family law services offered on fixed fee basis

The Legal Services Consumer Panel (LSCP) has said that family law specialists should be required to work under fixed fees in order to improve transparency in the market.

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Court fee hike causes slump in County Court Judgements

New data has revealed that last year’s rise in fees on commercial disputes worth more than £10,000 has led to many small businesses and sole traders being “priced out of the courts”.

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