A £1bn modernisation programme of the UK’s justice system is facing a ‘daunting challenge’ after falling behind schedule and overrunning costs, according to Whitehall’s spending watchdog.
Solicitors should consider taking action against insurers who settled personal injury cases directly with their clients without paying their fees. This is the message following the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold a Court of Appeal ruling that Haven Insurance should pay Gavin Edmondson Solicitors what it was due.
The Bar Council has criticised government proposals for protecting people from unfair county court judgments (CCJs) as ‘too conservative’ and called for speedier dismissal of claims that have been sent to incorrect addresses.
We have warned that clinical negligence victims will be the main casualties in government plans to save the NHS money, if adequate time is not taken to get the process of fixing costs right.
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Clarification on amendments to the Civil Procedure Rules.
Civil Justice Council backs reform but says it must not come at a cost to vulnerable court users.
New category of legal adviser may be delegated up to 22 powers, in amendments published as part of new rules concerning holiday sickness claims.