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.
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.
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.
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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.