Features – Page 4

  • Shehzad A. Qureshi
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    New Civil Procedure Rules: handmaid or mistress?

    2013-09-03T14:11:00Z

    Indulgence can no longer be granted where parties fail to comply with their procedural obligations.

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    Changes to the Pre-Action Protocol

    2 September 2013

    The Pre-Action Protocol for personal injury claims with a value of less than £10,000 arising from road traffic accidents applies to accidents occurring after 30 April 2010, when the protocol, Practice Direction 8B and the fixed costs in part 45 came into force.

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    DBAs: greater need for expert early case assessment

    2013-08-22T10:36:00Z

    It is crucial that prospective claimants get an ‘early case assessment’ of the potential scale of any settlement under Jackson’s new damages-based agreements.

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    Relief from sanctions in costs budgeting

    2013-08-16T16:47:00Z

    How the courts are dealing with applications for relief from sanctions imposed under Lord Justice Jackson’s new costs management rules?

  • Masood-Ahmed
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    Post-Jackson: enforcing court orders and time limits

    29 July 2013

    The new post-Jackson landscape is beginning to take shape and this is well illustrated by the change in the courts’ approach to the enforcement of court orders and time limits.

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    Assessing costs in clinical negligence cases

    22 July 2013

    Clinical negligence practitioners on both the claimant and defendant sides are waiting with bated breath to see how courts will deal with arguments on proportionality.

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    Specialist courts under microscope on costs budgeting

    01 July 2013

    Exempting mandatory costs budgeting for claims in excess of £2m may be ‘unnecessary and inappropriate’, a newly established sub-group of the Civil Procedure Rule committee has suggested. An intervention from the Judicial Office in February ensured that high-value commercial cases would be exempt from impending Jackson reforms. It ...

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    Costs management

    15 April 2013

    In January 2010 Lord Justice Jackson published his Review of Civil Litigation Costs Final Report. The core recommendations are an interlocking package, and most were implemented on 1 April 2013 in the Civil Procedure (Amendment Rules) 2013, SI 262.