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Dyson calls on judges to lead resistant lawyers to embrace post-Jackson “culture of reform”


Judges need to lead the way in jolting lawyers out of their “comfort zones” so as to fully embrace the Jackson reforms, the Master of the Rolls has said, citing the lack of progress on disclosure and ‘hot-tubbing’ as examples where the new rules have not been embraced.

May 22nd, 2015

Exclusive: Leading medical agency bids for judicial review of “anti-competitive” MedCo

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One of the country’s largest medical reporting organisations (MROs), which considers itself prejudiced by the new MedCo portal, is battling to take the government to court in an effort to change the way it operates, Litigation Futures can reveal.

May 20th, 2015

Supreme Court backs “broad equitable approach” to insurers’ liability in mesothelioma cases

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Insurers liable to pay compensation to mesothelioma victims have rights to pro rata contributions from other insurers and/or employers covering some of the time of exposure, the Supreme Court has ruled.

May 20th, 2015

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Roger Isaacs

Although the courts have had the power to order expert witnesses to give their evidence concurrently since April 2013, there have been very few reported instances of the procedure (colloquially known as ‘hot-tubbing’, or, more formally, witness conferencing) being used other than as part of the initial pilot project that was undertaken in Manchester. However, I was recently instructed as one of three expert accountancy witnesses in the case of Swain and others v Swain Plc and others [2015] EWHC 660 (Ch).

May 18th, 2015

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