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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: concerns raised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regarding “excessive fees” charged by some solicitors when handling payment protection insurance (PPI) mis-selling claims; an interesting new ‘mystery shopper’ study, which suggests that law firms are missing out on business by failing to chase-up potential clients; and, finally, the SRA’s new social media guidance for solicitors and law firms.

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.

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SRA urges solicitors not to charge “excessive fees” for work in relation to PPI mis-selling

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is calling on law firms to avoid charging “excessive fees” for claims in relation to the mis-selling of payment protection insurance (PPI).


Solicitors “missing out on business” by failing to follow-up clients

The legal sector is “missing out on business” by failing to follow up potential customers, a new study has revealed.


SRA publishes new social media guidance for solicitors

New guidance has been published by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) in recent days in relation to “inappropriate behaviour” on social media sites such as LinkedIn and Twitter.


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