The Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal from a litigant in person who sued her solicitors for negligence and whose claim included the grounds that she suffered from Asperger’s Syndrome.
The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) has reacted angrily to confirmation from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) of a further delay to the review of the discount rate for personal injury cases.
The High Court this week granted libel specialists Carter-Ruck relief from sanctions after an assistant solicitor “misread” the Civil Procedure Rules and was almost four months late in sending out a funding notice.
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Before filing the latest guideline rates away as non-news, however, I think it is worth considering Lord Dyson’s following comment: “There should be greater flexibility (for judges determining appropriate rates) in detailed assessments than would ordinarily be shown in summary assessments.”