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Lord Dyson: Lack of evidence means no new guideline hourly rates

Lord Dyson

Lord Dyson, the Master of the Rolls, has rejected recommendations for new guideline hourly rates (GHR) because of a “fundamental” shortcoming in the evidence.

July 28th, 2014

ACL and Bar Council collaborate to help barristers claim enhanced fees


The Association of Costs Lawyers (ACL) has joined forces with the Bar Council for the first time to issue guidance to barristers on how to claim enhancements on fees paid for legal aid work.

July 28th, 2014

Peers back ‘fundamental dishonesty’ rule

Houses of Parliament

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,

July 25th, 2014

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Judges as politicians – reflections on Mitchell and Denton

Benjamin Williams

I mean no disrespect to the Court of Appeal, but I do venture that one of the lessons of this episode – as with earlier disastrous experiments such as ‘automatic striking out’ – is that profound changes to the rules of civil litigation are better left to a political rather than a judicial process.

July 28th, 2014

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