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    Administrative assistant Josh Constable has passed his AAT Level 2 Qualification – and the team at Willis Legal are hugely proud of him.

    4th May, 2020

    Everyone at Willis Legal Services would like to congratulate administrative assistant Josh Constable on passing his AAT Level 2 Qualification and wish him well as he progresses onto the AAT Level 3 course. Read more...

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    A statement from Willis Legal regarding the ongoing challenges surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak

    3rd April, 2020

    We have been closely monitoring the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, and have made a number of changes to our working practices in order to protect the health of our staff, their families and our clients, while ensuring that we continue to meet our clients’ needs and maintain uninterrupted service at this time. Read more...

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    Legal Costs – Back to where we started?

    17th February, 2020

    The Civil Justice reforms have dramatically altered the landscape of costs recovery and caused a reduction in the number of solicitors willing to take on personal injury cases. David Willis, director of Willis Legal Services, argues that access to justice has suffered as a result. Read more...

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    Willis Legal Services celebrates 20 years in business

    30th January, 2020

    In 2020, Willis Legal Services, a firm of Costs Lawyers based in Neath, South Wales, celebrates its 20th birthday. To thank its clients and other stakeholders, it is planning an event to mark this landmark in April. Read more...

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    Whitepaper

    23rd January, 2020

    In 2020, Willis Legal Services will celebrate its 20th birthday – an achievement we are extremely proud of. For two decades, we have worked hard, adapted to change and taken great pride in helping our clients become more efficient and profitable. Read more...

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    From drinks to donations: Neath law firm harnesses Beaujolais Day as a force for good

    16th December, 2019

    Willis Legal Services, a Neath-based team of Costs Lawyers, raised £300 at its annual Beaujolais Day lunch at Hanson at the Chelsea Café restaurant in Swansea. Read more...

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    The implications of a no-deal Brexit on the legal community

    2nd September, 2019

    The spectre of Brexit is looming. Newly appointed Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has promised that the UK will leave the EU on 31st October 2019, with or without a deal. What will this mean for the legal community? Read more...

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    Police Disclosure Fees – who’s paying?

    13th August, 2019

    There has been an ongoing debate about who should pay police disclosure fees in court cases Read more...

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    Problems getting FAS forms signed

    3rd June, 2019

    Standfirst: The Legal Aid Practitioners Group has identified this as a problem and is seeking feedback. Read more...

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    Clarity on costs where a client ignores advice

    20th May, 2019

    Where a client has signed a Conditional Fee Agreement, a judge has brought clarity to what happens if the advice of a solicitor is ignored. Read more...

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    Clarifying CCMS costs and claims

    9th May, 2019

    New guidance around how time using the client and costs management system can be recharged was issued last year – but many are still unclear about what can be claimed. Read more...

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    Breaking it down: Part 36 Offers and Costs

    18th January, 2019

    A well evaluated Part 36 Offer can increase the costs liability of the unsuspecting party who rejects an offer out of hand and then fails to beat that offer upon judgment. Read more...

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    Beware of new rules regarding the use and payment of interpreters

    9th January, 2019

    Interpreters can be critical to some cases – in terms of correctly translating the nuance of what is being communicated and in ensuring they meet the stipulations of the 2018 Standard Civil Contract, which governs the provision of face-to-face legal aid services in all civil categories. Read more...

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    The dangers of a 'double whammy' - for even the triumphant solicitor

    21st November, 2018

    It is often difficult, if not impossible, for even the most conscientious solicitor to provide an anxious client with an accurate estimate of costs at the outset of a claim. Yet it is becoming increasingly important to try... Read more...

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    Neath firm uses Beaujolais Day to raise money for charity

    20th November, 2018

    It is known as a day of hedonism for the business community of South Wales – but one law firm turned this year’s Beaujolais Day into a force for good by raising money for charity. Read more...