Legal News

“Disproportionate” to strike out claim for late payment of court fees

Striking out a £120,000 claim for late payment of court fees was disproportionate and the claimant was entitled to relief from sanctions, the High Court has ruled.

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“Over-lawyered” witness statements set for limited reform

Witness statements are “over-lawyered” and too long and argumentative, a Commercial Court working group has found, but it has shied away from recommending radical reform.

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Small claims track delays continue to rise

The average time between a small claim being issued and going to trial continues to spiral upwards ahead of the reforms which will send hundreds of thousands of personal injury claims into the system.

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