The Law Society has conducted a review of the legal aid changes introduced under the LASPO Act.
A move to apply fixed costs for all legal claims up to the value of £250,000 has been significantly scaled back, boosting the principle of justice delivering fairness for all.
Iain Stark, chairman of the Association of Costs Lawyers and a partner at Weightmans, explains why Harrison reinforces the need to ensure proper consideration is given to budgets.
Many of the changes are a codification of existing case law and current practice.
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The implementation for the new electronic bill of costs has been delayed until April 2018, following the most recent meeting of the Civil Procedure Rule Committee.
The Queen’s Speech for the 2017 Parliament has set out a comprehensive agenda with much that will be received positively by the solicitor profession, the Law Society of England and Wales said today.
The Law Society has responded to the Department of Health consultation on a Rapid Resolution and Redress scheme for severe avoidable birth injury, arguing that it must compensate victims fairly and specialist legal advice should be available for families throughout the process.
The Law Society has launched two accreditations to help consumers identify practitioners that specialise in occupational injury (disease) and catastrophic injury.
The Court of Appeal has ruled that solicitors should be able to claim protocol costs for claims which did not go beyond the first stage.