Errors in conditional fee agreements have been met with a conflicting approach from the courts.
Rehabilitation doesn’t get written about much. But new guidance aims to help claimant lawyers and insurers.
Lawyers with no judicial experience given a route to the High Court – a controversial but bold move.
What has the real effect of Jackson been so far?
Agreeing budgets in clinical negligence is rarer than a sighting of Bigfoot.
Judges’ problems go way beyond cuts to their pensions.
Efforts to reduce the cost of trial bundles are impressing the bench.
Court fees are just the latest blow to smaller businesses seeking to enforce their rights.
Judges are quick to chop down legal bills, but we still don’t know what proportionality really means.
What can we expect 2015 to bring in terms of the way litigation is funded?
The doctrine of mistake doesn’t apply in the process-driven portal.
Tactical budgets, hearing delays and inexperienced judges. Is budgeting working?
Some barristers risk perpetuating adversarial stereotypes. But there is still a place for counsel in the mediation process.
Government has chosen vested interests over access to justice with its decision on hybrid DBAs.
Concurrent evidence is universally approved, so why aren’t more judges ordering it to take place?
A rise in traffic accident damages may disguise a worrying trend in settlements.
Some funders are turning their attention to lower-value litigation – at last.
Commercial lawyers who failed to give proper advice on funding and ATE are likely to be the next target for claims.
Lawyers are developing a flair for the art of budgeting.
14 July 2014
Is it now safe for lawyers to behave decently to one another again?
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