The Law Society’s Library helps answer a query about Beddoe applications and orders.
Kerry Underwood looks at where we stand with part 36 in light of recent judgments and Lord Justice Jackson’s proposals on fixed recoverable costs.
This paper, written by Carl Troman, barrister and mediator, addresses the change in the law from the Supreme Court’s decision in Montgomery v Lanarkshire regarding the test for whether a professional breaches their duties towards their client when giving advice as to risk. It explores the scope and practical implications of the replacement of the Bolam test.
Section committee members James Perry and Alison Kirby give their personal take on some of the key developments in civil litigation this year, and share their predictions for 2018.
A European court has ruled that a legal expenses insurer’s terms and conditions were incompatible with the Solvency II Directive, and that the claimant had a free choice of lawyer under a contract of legal expense insurance. Kerry Underwood’s response? Don’t take no for an answer from BTE insurers.
Are you ready for the new electronic Bill of Costs? Kevin Wonnacott is confident that it will be well-received by civil litigators.
Committee member Alison Kirby ponders the third party funding landscape as 2017 draws to a close.
With Inheritance Act claims and will disputes being the order of the day in the first few months of the year, trusts, anonymity and judicial discretion seem to be the flavour of the spring and summer months.
James Perry comments on his grilling of Jackson reform.
Kerry Underwood sets out the scope and procedure of the new intermediate track recommended by Lord Justice Jackson to deal with civil litigation.