The Civil Justice Council is asking solicitors to complete a short survey on the barriers that may deter individuals from seeking to resolve civil disputes. The results will be used to help inform its work programme for the next year.
Kerry Underwood warns personal injury lawyers must start taking seriously section 57 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 relating to cases of fundamental dishonesty
Government publishes its response to the consultation on enhanced fees for divorce proceedings, possession claims, and general applications in civil proceedings
The government plans to close 91 courts and tribunals across England and Wales, and integrate or merge 31 more. We have launched a survey to canvas members’ views and produced an interactice map showing the courts affected, where the work would move to and how long it would take by public transport to get to the alternative courts
Civil Procedure Rule Committee plans to approve the first permanent departure from case management guidelines since Jackson reforms
The MoJ is consulting on a new maximum fee of £20,000 for money claims, and higher court and tribunal fees. The Law Society would like to hear from members to inform our response
Significant and wide-ranging increases in court fees announced by the government yesterday amount to a further assault on access to justice for individuals and small businesses. Read the Law Society’s full response
A landmark Supreme Court ruling on CFAs handed down by the today (Coventry v Lawrence) will stop funding arrangements potentially amounting to millions of pounds being re-opened in relation to civil court cases that started before April 2013
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 Justice Committee has announced an inquiry into the effects of the introduction and levels of courts and tribunals fees and charges.