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.
How the justice secretary could force through the legal aid levy.
Fixed fees in clinical negligence would need to be within a tight process.
As budgeting beds in, the next logical step will be legal project management.
It is unfair to make jurors pay for the privilege.
Momentum is building for fixed costs outside personal injury. Get ready.
Errors in conditional fee agreements have been met with a conflicting approach from the courts.
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