The Association of Costs Lawyers has launched an alternative dispute resolution panel which it said aims to give solicitors and their clients another option when dealing with costs disputes.
Hopes that the Court of Appeal would get its teeth into costs management have been dashed for the time being after the case that was destined to go there was successfully mediated. Litigation Futures understands that both the Law Society and Bar Council had been invited to intervene.
Harbour Litigation Funding has raised a new £230m investment fund adding to the £180m of predecessor funds it already advises. There are now no restrictions on the number of cases the company can fund internationally.
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