Case Commentaries

We regularly hand-pick the most important civil cases and provide clear and concise analysis of the issues involved, suggesting any actions you should consider taking next

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Funding switch cases – the retrospective sting in the tail

2019-10-11T10:11:00+01:00By

Tom Jenkinson from Bolt Burdon Kemp recaps the recent funding switch decision in XDE v North Middlesex University Hospital Trust [2019] EWHC 1482 (QB), as well as the pressures on legal aid funding and what firms can do to help justify a funding switch.

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Legal professional privilege revisited – but not for the last time

2018-09-25T10:22:00+01:00By

In the landmark case of Serious Fraud Office (SFO) v Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC), the Court of Appeal has overturned a controversial High Court decision restricting the application of litigation privilege.

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Dreamvar revisited: the nightmare for solicitors and insurers continues…

2018-06-11T14:27:00+01:00By

On 15 May 2018, the Court of Appeal published its judgment in the joint appeals of the P&P Property and Dreamvar cases.

Imran Benson

Switching from legal aid to a CFA

2018-04-03T10:12:00+01:00

Can a claimant who has instructed solicitors on legal aid, switch to a CFA and recover the success fee and ATE premium? Imran Benson of Hailsham Chambers discusses the Court of Appeal (CA) judgment in Surrey v Barnet & Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust [2018] EWCA Civ 451.

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Case commentary: Barton v Wright Hassall [2018] UKSC 12

2018-02-23T17:15:00+00:00By

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.

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