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
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Claimant wanted case to go to full trial, but judge dismisses case after secret footage showed condition was feigned.
Fair Trials says travel, insurance, credit ratings and job opportunities could be adversely affected.
HM Courts & Tribunals Service says the payments reflect the potential financial burden for firms.