Court bosses have finally confirmed the start date for the long-anticipated extended sitting hours pilot.
John Cuss asks whether it’s time to update the Civil Procedure Rules in respect of service by email.
Emily Weidner, Law Society policy advisor for modernising justice, provides an update on the latest from the HM Courts & Tribunals Service court reform programme.
Avi Dolties asks whether it’s time to start tapping into mediation to settle costs disputes.
Mediation continues to face challenges in its journey from an alternative to mainstream form of dispute resolution, not least being overshadowed by Brexit. Peter Causton rounds up the latest developments.
Jonathan Haydn-Williams reports back from the Civil Mediation Council’s (CMC) annual conference.
As part of its whiplash reform programme, the government is increasing the small claims limit for road traffic accident related personal injury claims to £5,000.
Two pieces of legislation came into force just before Christmas which will transform the personal injury sector and set the ball rolling on sweeping court reforms.
Balancing your duties as a solicitor can sometimes be tricky. Michelle Garlick reviews the key risks that you need to be aware of, in order to avoid regulatory issues.
Sheffield Hallam University has created its own law firm, SHU Law, to offer students ‘real life work experience’ during their studies. We asked Sally Mallinson-Ayres how it will work.
What action should your firm be taking in a no-deal scenario?
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.