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