As the Christmas break approaches most lawyers will be looking forward to having time off in a period when things genuinely go quite and the e-mails slow or stop, at least for a few days.
Then there will be those managing law firms, who will be thinking, “..another year gone, didn’t it go fast, what do we need to do it 2016…?”
None of us have a crystal ball, mores the pity, but a pattern has certainly developed since the UK came out of recession. The demand for commercial legal services has increased and we have seen financial performance in the sector improve accordingly, initially in the Top 100 then cascading into the Top 200 and beyond.
Is the small claims limit increase a done deal or can a realistic challenge be mounted? We are told that there has been another “high level meeting” on 9th December between the government and senior members of the Motor Insurance industry. I’m getting a feeling of deja vu as this all sounds very familiar and we know what happened last time, insurers got just about what they asked for.