Ministry of Justice is accelerating its roll-out of Wi-Fi across all magistrates’ and Crown courts
We are recruiting for chief assessors and panel assessors for our new accreditations, which will be launched later this year
A complete ban on cold calling for personal injury claims is essential to protect consumers and prevent unscrupulous operators from finding a way around existing rules, solicitors’ groups have warned.
Magistrate numbers are falling significantly across England and Wales, from nearly 20,000 magistrates in 2015 to just over 15,000 this year – a drop of around 25 per cent.
The update, in force from 1 October, includes changes to PD8B on low value PI claims and Part 36 offers, and to part 52 appeals, as well as a number of other amendments
Ordinary people, including the elderly, will be denied expert legal advice required to navigate the court system and understand essential medical evidence to prove their injury, the Law Society has warned.
Less than four months after the last round of fee increases for civil claims, the government has opened a consultation on a further round of significant rises
The Ministry of Justice has set out plans to strike out claims automatically where the case fee has not been paid.
Member of the Law Society’s civil justice committee Mark Tawn writes about the cost of clinical negligence cases for the Gazette.
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.