What action should your firm be taking in a no-deal scenario?
A new pilot scheme will launch on 1 January 2019, aiming to address concerns about the current excessive costs, scale and complexity of disclosure.
Law firms will have to publish details of their employees’ experience and the time work is likely to take – as well as their prices – when new transparency rules come into force in December.
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.
Defendant lawyers have told the government that the ban on referral fees in personal injury claims is not working, as part of a wide-ranging response to inform the government’s review of civil litigation funding reforms.
The Court of Appeal said the government ‘misled’ the High Court in a dispute over its decision to refuse unaccompanied child refugees in Calais the right to join their families.
Magistrate numbers are falling significantly across England and Wales, from nearly 20,000 magistrates in 2015 to just over 15,000 this year – a drop of around 25 per cent.
The new briefing will help you get a better understanding of what the changes were, why they were announced, and initial points to consider for risk and compliance within your practice.
Hugely ambitious and sweeping reforms to modernise UK courts are being rushed through in a way which could undermine justice and heap pressure on other services, MPs have warned.
Give us your views on the impact of the LASPO reforms before 7 August 2018.