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Holiday sickness claims

Queasy money? Curing travel sickness claimsSubscription

25 September 2018By

An epidemic of holiday sickness claims has plagued the travel industry over the past couple of years. Stephen Mason examines the impact of new regulations.

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Podcast: Litigants in person

21 September 2018

James Perry, Alison Kirby and Alastair Shaw, members of the Civil Litigation Committee, discuss recent developments in the case of Barton v Wright Hassall which looks at how litigants-in-person should be treated by the courts when failing to follow court rules.

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What to expect from our autumn conference

17 September 2018

Civil Litigation Section committee member Alison Kirby outlines what you can expect from the Section autumn conference on 27 September, which is free of charge for Section members.

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Legal professional privilege revisited – but not for the last time

25 September 2018By

In the landmark case of Serious Fraud Office (SFO) v Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC), the Court of Appeal has overturned a controversial High Court decision restricting the application of litigation privilege. Elisabeth Ross considers what this means for practitioners.

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Dreamvar revisited: the nightmare for solicitors and insurers continues…

11 June 2018By

On 15 May 2018, the Court of Appeal published its judgment in the joint appeals of the P&P Property and Dreamvar cases. Both cases focus on the liability of solicitors where the purported seller of a property is in fact an imposter. Elisabeth Ross considers the cases’ impact.

Imran Benson

Switching from legal aid to a CFA

3 April 2018

Can a claimant who has instructed solicitors on legal aid, switch to a CFA and recover the success fee and ATE premium? Imran Benson of Hailsham Chambers discusses the Court of Appeal (CA) judgment in Surrey v Barnet & Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust [2018] EWCA Civ 451.

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Case commentary: Barton v Wright Hassall [2018] UKSC 12Subscription

23 February 2018By

The Supreme Court has ruled against treating a litigant in person as a special case and says the rules as they stand must apply equally to all parties.

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Civil Litigation Section renewals

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