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Welcome to our June 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 plans for solicitors to publish prices online, new research which shows that many employees are put off by the changes to employment tribunal fees and a warning from the SRA against law firms charging for money laundering checks.

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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.

LSB calls for more work on plan that will force law firms to publish prices

Additional discussion and more evidence is needed before plans to make all law firms publicly publish their average prices can be backed, says the Legal Services Board (LSB).

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Increases to employment tribunal fees has put off clients

As many as one in five employment tribunal cases were withdrawn in 2014 following the introduction of the fee regime in July 2013, according to a study by Acas (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service).

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SRA tells firms not to charge for money laundering checks

In a worrying trend some law firms have begun passing on the costs for money laundering due diligence checks to their clients, a practise that the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has said breaks the rules.

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