Nearly 50% of the entire UK population is in receiving of one or more wellbeing benefits, promoting rise to the single biggest region of government spending. The law and constructions of social security are very complex, made more so by regular alterations as government follows its often contradictory economic, political and social policy purposes. This complexity is found to be extremely difficult.
It leads to errors in decision-making and to increased administrative costs and is considered as disempowering for citizens, thereby flagging pleasure of a major social right. Current and previous administrations have dedicated to abridging the benefits system. It is a particular objective of the Welfare Reform Act 2012, which enables for the outline of Universal Credit in place of diverse benefits. However, it is not clear whether the reformed system will be either less complex lawfully or more accessible for citizens.
The top-rated commercial law firms in the City of London are considered as some of the best legal practices in the world and are some of the most expensive providers of legal services. However, they are also some of the least transparent, particularly in terms of pricing: while they do reveal yearly statistics on the concert of their firm, from turnover to profit per partners, they do not reveal information on the hourly rates charged to their clients.
In regard to jurisdiction clauses, the latest English decision in Wright v Lewis Silkin  EWCA Civ 1308 is also chiefly instructive. In that case, Mr. Wright’s solicitors botched to include a jurisdiction clause in a contract with an Indian employer. When a dispute followed, jurisdiction was challenged and by the time it had been resolved and judgment delivered, the other parties seems to be insolvent. Mr. Wright then decided to sue his solicitors. In the High Court, the solicitors’ firm was found accountable for the costs of different motions challenging jurisdiction and also for the loss of opportunity of recovery of damages due to the resulting delay in getting judgment. On appeal, the first example discovered in respect of loss of chance was upturned on remoteness grounds but the liability for the costs of the jurisdictional challenges was upheld.
So it is evident that one of the commercial lawyers in London can be made accountable for not sketching a clear risk to a client’s attention and it is also clear that such a risk can relate to a letdown to properly advise in regard to jurisdiction clauses in contracts.
In the absence of a political solution, what are the possible enforcement options? It is sensibly clear that the Brussels Recast Regulation will not be followed once the United Kingdom exits from the European Union. There is a state able argument that the Brussels Convention, which has not been formally abrogated and is an international instrument independent of the EU, could then be used to enforce UK judgments in some of the remaining Member States.