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MoD proposes stripping lawyers out of new compensation scheme for combat claims

Michael Fallon

The Ministry of Defence has today set out plans to remove most claims arising from injury or death in combat from an adversarial legal process in which members of the armed forces or their famiiles need legal representation.

December 1st, 2016

International parties continue to dominate Commercial Court, but fewer are EU litigants

St. Basil

Two-thirds of all cases before the Commercial Court involve foreign litigants, but the proportion of Europeans continues to fall, new research has shown. The findings could provide some reassurance to those worried about the impact of Brexit on the international appeal of the jurisdiction.

November 30th, 2016

BT’s in-house lawyers allowed into ‘confidentiality ring’ despite concerns of information leakage

BT engineer at work

The Competition Appeal Tribunal has agreed to give BT’s in-house lawyers access to confidential information about the company’s competitors, relying on both their “professional standing” and undertakings to ensure the information is not spread beyond the legal department.

November 29th, 2016

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Another twist in the Yellow Brick Road of CFA assignment

Christopher McClure

So, what are the implications of the decision of Master Leonard in Azim v Tradewise Limited [2016] EWHC B20 (Costs). As reported recently on Litigation Futures, this was a routine low-value personal injury claim for damages caused by a minor road traffic accident in 2011. The claimant instructed three firms of solicitors under two pre-LASPO conditional fee agreements – the second of which was assigned from firm 2 to firm 3. Both provided for a 100% success fee.

September 5th, 2016

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