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.
The Court of Appeal has ruled that a district judge was entitled to find that a civil claimant was fundamentally dishonest – despite the term not being expressed by the defendant during trial.
David Young, senior project manager for the Civil Money Claims project, provides an update.
A decision to delay a government pilot trialling extended court opening hours which would have heaped additional pressure on the already fragile criminal legal aid services, has been welcomed today the Law Society of England and Wales.
The controversial extended court hours pilot has been deferred until February, the HMCTS chief has announced.
Member of the Law Society’s civil justice committee Mark Tawn writes about the cost of clinical negligence cases for the Gazette.
The High Court has sent a blunt message to litigators that excessive trial bundles are unnecessary and counter-productive.
Claimant lawyers returning from summer holidays this week may need to think about taking another one.