A derivative claim allows an aggrieved shareholder to use the company’s name and funds to pursue directors for breaches of fiduciary duty. Kerry Underwood explains the process and considers relevant case law in this important area, focusing on the impact on charities.
The 95th and 96th updates to the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) recently came into force. Cait Sweeney looks at the headline changes.
Kerry Underwood explains the string of recent case law which suggests the courts are taking a much tougher approach to litigants in person.
Jonathan Hayden-Williams reports back from the Civil Mediation Council’s (CMC) annual conference.
In Savings Advice Ltd, Master Howarth found that factual statements as to the amount of costs used in mediations could be used in subsequent assessment proceedings. Does this mean not everything in a mediation stays secret, asks Deborah Burke.
In the second of a three-part series on effective mediation strategies, Amanda Bucklow considers how you can make the mediation day the best opportunity for certainty of outcome for your client.
Ministry of Justice officials have confirmed that plans to increase the small claims limit for motoring claims will be implemented in April 2019.
Insurers are legally obliged to pay costs to claimant solicitors for initiating claims in the Road Traffic Accident (RTA) portal, the Law Society has submitted to the Supreme Court.
In the first of a three-part series on how to avoid professional negligence claims, PJ Kirby QC looks at where claims may arise around after-the-event insurance policies and litigation funding.
The new electronic bill of costs is here. Claire Green of the Association of Costs Lawyers explains why you shouldn’t panic.
A European court has ruled that a legal expenses insurer’s terms and conditions were incompatible with the Solvency II Directive, and that the claimant had a free choice of lawyer under a contract of legal expense insurance. Kerry Underwood’s response? Don’t take no for an answer from BTE insurers.
The House of Lords EU Committee has published a report about the effect of Brexit on three EU Regulations which together ‘play an important role in facilitating the daily operation of the European legal system’. Jonathan Haydn-Williams looks at the Committee’s conclusions as to the Brussels I Regulation ‘recast’ relating to civil and commercial matters.