Rachel Rothwell is a Gazette columnist and editor of Litigation Funding magazine
Open justice is under threat in economic crime due to the way court lists operate, the difficulty of obtaining court documents and the number of hearings now being conducted in private, an anti-corruption non-government organisation (NGO) warns today.
Judicial diversity figures released today show a fall in the number of court judges with a solicitor background.
Ten-minute units ‘uncommon’ in contentious work, with clients unlikely to recover such fees in full.
Practicalities of detailed assessment of budgeted cases outlined.