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?
District judges must toe the line and allow success fees in infant claims.
Defendants complain of behaviour deliberately designed to avoid EL/PL portal.
Instead of constantly pushing alternative methods, the government should hire more court staff.
Undersettlement claims will soon be rife in personal injury.
A senior costs judge points to tensions between procedure and justice.
Could arbitration really be used in personal injury, or is this more of a message to the judges?
How the Jackson reforms have inhibited police claims.
The law on claims for psychiatric injury is outdated, arbitrary and harsh.
Don’t just moan about it; tell the CJC where the reforms aren’t working.
What level will the new exemption for costs budgeting in the Commercial Court be set at?
The sensible approach to mistakes in wills is at odds with the harsh line on procedural errors.
What developments can we expect in ATE and litigation funding in the coming year?
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