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.
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.
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.
The new electronic bill of costs is here. Claire Green of the Association of Costs Lawyers explains why you shouldn’t panic.
Stephen Hines reviews Kerry Underwood’s three-volume guide on all aspects of funding, small claims, the portals and fixed costs.