News that the Department of Health has limited its plans for fixed recoverable costs in clinical negligence claims to cases under £25,000 instead of claims under £250,000 - as originally indicated - was tentatively welcomed today by the Law Society.
People injured through no fault of their own could well lose out on the compensation they deserve if plans to limit the amount of money recovered from legal costs is adopted, the Law Society cautioned after Lord Justice Jackson launched a consultation on his proposals.
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.
Helping clients to make informed choices about legal services that best meet their needs is at the heart of the solicitor profession’s priorities, the Law Society said today as it published a toolkit on price and service transparency
The president of the Law Society, Robert Bourns, will be hosting an evening to acknowledge Sir Gary Hickinbottom’s appointment to the Court of Appeal, on 2 February 2017
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The government has confirmed it is pressing on with raising the small claims limit, despite furore from the Law Society and the wider profession.
Lord Justice Jackson, who has previously strongly advocated a blanket extension of fixed costs, has insisted that he will lead a new review of fixed recoverable costs ‘with an open mind’.
The impact of successive court and tribunal fee increases on access to justice must be assessed by ministers before they reject proposals from legal experts for fee reductions or reversals, the Law Society has urged.