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Supreme Court to decide on recovery of success fees and ATE premiums in publication proceedings

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The Supreme Court is to return to the issue of recoverability after granting permission to appeal in a case leapfrogged from the High Court about costs in defamation. The High Court said it needed to resolve the tension between earlier rulings of the House of Lords and the European Court of Human Rights on whether success fees should be recoverable in publications proceedings.

August 30th, 2016

Insurance fraudster who tried to blame his solicitor jailed for eight months

Ronan McCann

A man who brought a fraudulent personal injury claim, and then tried to blame his solicitor for bringing the action without his knowledge, has been jailed for eight months for contempt of court.

August 25th, 2016

Bar Council blames court fee rises for fall in CCJs

Chantal-Aimée Doerries

There was a 19% fall in the number of debt judgments against businesses in England and Wales during the first six months of 2016, which the Bar Council says is evidence of the negative impact of rising court fees.

August 25th, 2016

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Not all ATE policies are created equal

Paul Hurley

Perhaps the alarm bells should have been ringing before AU Insurance Services went into administration last quarter. An uninspiring web presence and the virtual invisibility of company and employees on LinkedIn should not necessarily be cause for concern, but these have been challenging times for after-the-event (ATE) insurance providers.

August 10th, 2016

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