Insurers are legally obliged to pay costs to claimant solicitors for initiating claims in the Road Traffic Accident (RTA) portal, the Law Society has submitted to the Supreme Court.
Controversial plans to reform whiplash litigation by raising the small claims limit for road traffic accidents to £5,000 are likely to be implemented in April next year, it has emerged.
Three new court and tribunals reform roadshows have been announced.
The Law Society has responded to HM Courts & Tribunal Service (HMCTS) prospectus seeking views on its flexible operating hours pilots.
MPs warn that the government must learn more about how people invest vital compensation from catastrophic injury before they change how pay outs are calculated.
Moves to clampdown on bogus holiday sickness claims should not be allowed to undermine genuine cases.
Claimants should be able to take out – and subsequently recover – insurance premiums as soon as they enter a conditional fee agreement, the Court of Appeal has ruled.
The Law Society Gazette looks at how plans for the online court are progressing - and finds that its first few iterations will be considerably less ambitious than Lord Justice Briggs envisaged.
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.