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End of LASPO exemption for insolvency “will lead to unscrupulous behaviour”

A large majority of insolvency practitioners and lawyers believe the end of the exemption for insolvency litigation from the abolition of recoverable success fees and insurance premiums in conditional fee cases will lead to “unscrupulous or illegal behaviour” by company directors, a survey has found.

June 3rd, 2016 | No Comments »

High Court upholds CFA despite legal aid certificate remaining in place

The High Court has ruled that a conditional fee agreement was valid even though the claimant’s legal aid certificate remained in place. Mr Justice Soole ruled that the certificate had been discharged by conduct.

February 16th, 2016 | No Comments »

Bar Council and ABI join calls for permanent exemption from LASPO for insolvency cases

The Bar Council and the Association of British Insurers have added their voices to calls from business organisations for a permanent exemption for insolvency cases from LASPO. In a letter to the justice secretary, they argued that ‘rogue directors’ could walk away with £160m a year if the exemption ended.

November 23rd, 2015 | No Comments »

IPs hit back at Jackson: ending LASPO exemption would create ‘windfall’ for third-party funders

Abolishing the exemption from LASPO for insolvency cases would create a “windfall” for third party funders, insolvency trade body R3 has argued. R3 was responding to Lord Justice Jackson, who called the exemption an “instrument of oppression”.

October 29th, 2015 | No Comments »

Exclusive: MoJ summons ATE insurers to discuss changing rules on medical negligence

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is considering changing the rules on recoverability for ATE premiums in medical negligence cases, Litigation Futures can reveal. An e-mail from the MoJ links the initiative to the Department of Health review of fees.

July 31st, 2015 | No Comments »

Survey: 10% uplift to damages “insufficient” to cover extra LASPO costs

Nearly three-quarters of personal injury specialist solicitors say the 10% uplift in general damages introduced to compensate for the LASPO changes is insufficient to cover the additional costs that claimants now have to meet, according to a survey.

March 24th, 2015 | No Comments »

Government abandons plan to end LASPO insolvency exemption

Justice minister Shailesh Vara has announced that the government has decided to drop its plan to extend Sections 44 and 46 of LASPO to insolvency cases “for the time being”.

February 26th, 2015 | No Comments »

Now is the time

As we approach the second anniversary of implementation of the Legal Aid, Sentencing & Punishment of Offenders Act 2012, many firms are now starting to recognise a way to work under the new conditions and look towards growth and expansion.

February 11th, 2015 | No Comments »

Cost of PI claims dropping fast, actuaries confirm

Legal fees for personal injury cases worth up to £100,000 fell by 65% in 2013, with an overall reduction of 14% in the cost of third-party injury claims, the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries has reported.

January 19th, 2015 | No Comments »

Government blames High Court for denying mesothelioma victims damages uplift

The High Court’s decision to block the abolition of recoverability for mesothelioma claims has denied victims the 10% uplift in damages they would otherwise have received, justice minister Lord Faulks has said.

December 11th, 2014 | No Comments »