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On 25 November 2019 the Code of Conduct in the SRA Handbook 2011 (the Code of Conduct 2011) will be replaced with two new codes of conducts - one for solicitors and one for regulated firms. Are you ready? We consider below the problems with the current code, the changes being implemented and the impact upon professionals and their insurers.
Following the UK's recent commitment to bring greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050, the low-carbon energy from our onshore windfarms is more important than ever before. Onshore wind energy is now the cheapest form of new generation and its popularity is growing.
WBD is launching an independent claims handling operation for all financial lines claims. The firm has been successfully claims handling for insurance clients for a number of years but is establishing a separate team for financial lines claims led by new lateral hire, David Clark, from Clyde & Co who will be joining WBD's London office.
It will come as no surprise to hear that the UK's population is ageing. The Office for National Statistics predicts that more than 24% of people living in the UK will be aged 65 or older by 2042, up from 18% in 2016.
Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has been recognised in the FT Innovative Lawyer Awards Europe 2019 and ranked 33rd in the FT's Top 50 Most Innovative Law Firms. The FT Innovative Lawyers Report represents a unique analysis of the legal industry through interviews, extensive research and analysis including robust client, independent and expert references.
"Things need to change….The trustee model isn't broken but it does need to work better". This statement appears in the foreword to a recent consultation by the Pensions Regulator (TPR) on the future of trusteeship and governance.