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Public “does not trust” insurers to pass on PI reform savings

Andrew Twambley new

More than three-quarters of the public do not believe insurance companies will hand customers any savings made from proposed government reforms to personal injury claims, research from claimant lobby group Access to Justice has found.

September 29th, 2016

Clinical lawyers call for across-the-board review after figures show NHSLA settling more cases post-issue

The NHS Litigation Authority is increasing the cost of clinical negligence litigation by fighting more cases that it ultimately settles, according to a claimant lawyers’ group that has called for a thorough investigation of the way that claims are handled.

September 28th, 2016

HMCTS reform will mean fewer staff and fewer courts but a better system, says Gross


The court reform process will lead to staff cuts and fewer court buildings, the former Senior Presiding Judge has said, but it is not a cost-cutting exercise and the end result should be higher-grade staff and an improved court estate. Court of Appeal judge Sir Peter Gross said the “stakes are high”.

September 26th, 2016

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Another twist in the Yellow Brick Road of CFA assignment

Christopher McClure

So, what are the implications of the decision of Master Leonard in Azim v Tradewise Limited [2016] EWHC B20 (Costs). As reported recently on Litigation Futures, this was a routine low-value personal injury claim for damages caused by a minor road traffic accident in 2011. The claimant instructed three firms of solicitors under two pre-LASPO conditional fee agreements – the second of which was assigned from firm 2 to firm 3. Both provided for a 100% success fee.

September 5th, 2016

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