The more things develop, the more one gets the sense that the reality is going to be less radical than first feared.
Some worrying clues suggest the online portal’s remit may be widened.
Jackson LJ may have done something that will meet with approval.
Court of Appeal to rule on whether claimants should be allowed to keep RTA protocol costs.
Appeal court clarifies that incurred costs can be attacked at first hearing.
Streamlining in the Rolls Building has got off to a slow start.
Jackson might soon get his way on discretionary budgeting, but would that feel like a giant waste?
Litigators may not welcome Jackson’s sweeping changes but extending fixed fees could improve access to the courts.
The Supreme Court will address an important issue on the finality of settlements.
Lawyers must be adequately briefed on new electronic billing if it is to be introduced without wasting time and expense.
The assignment of CFAs is a key battle for claimant firms.
No prizes for guessing who the winners are.
Judges should heed LCJ's warning that law may ‘ossify’ if arbitration replaces the courts.
Proper budgeting would be a better solution than more fixed fees for claimants.
Judges have highlighted a ‘conspiracy’ on lawyers’ fees in budgets.
To their credit, judges are focusing on SMEs. But the government is not.
The LSB is pushing firms to offer a half-service, but is this a good idea?
Reform of the budgeting rules is on the way, but not a full-scale remodelling.
A new ruling highlights the danger of standard fee levels.
Defendants testing claimants’ resolve in lower value claims.
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