Justice minister Lord Faulks yesterday defended the imminent court fee increases by stressing to peers that litigation is “very much an optional activity”, and suggesting that solicitors should help their clients by advancing them the money.
A group of employees who successfully appealed a tribunal ruling over the interpretation of their contracts cannot recover court fees because their union paid them, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has decided.
A group of personal injury firms and medical reporting agencies has pushed ahead with its plan to issue an application for judicial review against the government, challenging its reforms to medical reporting in whiplash cases.
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