The Law Society has responded to the government’s consultation on fixed recoverable costs.
Emily Weidner, Law Society policy advisor for modernising justice, provides an update on the latest from the HM Courts & Tribunals Service court reform programme.
As part of its whiplash reform programme, the government is increasing the small claims limit for road traffic accident related personal injury claims to £5,000.
The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has acknowledged that its proposals for fixed costs could hit smaller firms and increase the risk of professional negligence claims.
The government has launched a consultation on extending fixed recoverable costs. The consultation closes on 6 June 2019.
A case that threw a wrecking ball at the practice of lawyers making stand-still agreements over late claims could be challenged in the Court of Appeal.
The new regulatory regime, replacing the SRA Handbook with new SRA Standards and Regulations, will now come into force on 25 November 2019
HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) has announced a one-year extension of its court reform programme.
The Justice Select Committee has launched an inquiry into the access to justice implications of the HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) court modernisation programme.
A voluntary capped costs pilot runs from 14 January 2019 for two years in certain business and property courts for cases valued up to £250,000.
Two pieces of legislation came into force just before Christmas which will transform the personal injury sector and set the ball rolling on sweeping court reforms.
The High Court has approved an upwardly revised costs budget after finding that extra disclosure demands constituted a ‘significant development’ in the case.
The Civil Justice Council (CJC) working group has published its final report on alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and civil justice.
The long-awaited review of legal aid reforms will not be published by the end of 2018, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has confirmed.
The Senior Courts Costs Office Guide 2018 has been published, replacing the 2013 version.
The Law Society has launched a new court reform webpage to help you to keep up to date with the HMCTS reform programme.
HM Courts and Tribunals Service have announced that they will be piloting early and late sittings in civil and family courts.
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A new pilot scheme will launch on 1 January 2019, aiming to address concerns about the current excessive costs, scale and complexity of disclosure.
The Law Society has responded to the Ministry of Justice consultation on the impact of part 2 of LASPO, claiming that the government has created an imbalance between claimants and defendants.