The government’s new ‘fundamental dishonesty’ rule for personal injury actions has passed its committee stage in the House of Lords without being amended. It is contained in clause 45 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill,
The pre-Jackson regime of recoverable success fees and after-the-event insurance may breach the European Convention on Human Rights, with “very serious consequences for the government”, the Supreme Court suggested yesterday.
There is not an “element of doubt” that smaller commercial cases are suitable for litigation funding, the managing director of Augusta Ventures has said. In its first six months, 22 cases had been approved, with an average capital commitment of just under £200,000.
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Whichever way we turn, new noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) departments within personal injury firms are cropping up around the country. In a similar vein to clinical negligence, firms are looking to NIHL work as a shiny new apple to replace lost income from fast-track RTA. This raises the blood pressure. It is not as easy to manage this specialist area of work as some might think.