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Challenge to ATE premium “cannot form part” of Solicitors Act assessment

There is “simply no room” for the court in a Solicitors Act assessment to consider the composition of an after-the-event insurance premium, a costs judge has decided in a key case for Slater & Gordon.

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Binding arbitration to settle Covid commercial rent disputes

The government is to introduce mandatory, binding arbitration to settle disputes between landlords and businesses struggling to pay their rent because of the pandemic.

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Medical agency admin fee “not recoverable” as part of fixed costs

Defendant solicitors have welcomed a ruling that medical agency costs beyond the cost of the actual report are irrecoverable under the fixed-costs regime.

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