Delegating more judicial duties to court staff is expected to save almost £6m a year, government documents have revealed.
National call centres for court enquiries will open next year as the government takes the burden away from under-staffed regional court.
At our spring conference, Senior Master Fontaine delivered the keynote speech on recent developments and forthcoming changes to civil practice and procedure. A list of cases and legislation she referred to is available to download below.
At our spring conference, Alexander Kingston-Splatt, barrister at Five Paper, spoke on how to prove your civil case from a practitioner’s perspective. His notes are now available to download.
A challenge from an influential committee of MPs to government plans to up the limit for small claims was welcomed by the Law Society of England and Wales last week.
A £1bn modernisation programme of the UK’s justice system is facing a ‘daunting challenge’ after falling behind schedule and overrunning costs, according to Whitehall’s spending watchdog.
Solicitors should consider taking action against insurers who settled personal injury cases directly with their clients without paying their fees. This is the message following the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold a Court of Appeal ruling that Haven Insurance should pay Gavin Edmondson Solicitors what it was due.
The Bar Council has criticised government proposals for protecting people from unfair county court judgments (CCJs) as ‘too conservative’ and called for speedier dismissal of claims that have been sent to incorrect addresses.
We have warned that clinical negligence victims will be the main casualties in government plans to save the NHS money, if adequate time is not taken to get the process of fixing costs right.
Ministry of Justice officials have confirmed that plans to increase the small claims limit for motoring claims will be implemented in April 2019.