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Time to ditch 100% success fee model, costs expert says

Erica Bedford

Law firms should abandon business models for low-value personal injury claims based on blanket 100% success fees, a leading costs specialist has argued. She said law firms should re-engineer their procedures to avoid becoming “easy targets” for legal action by firms specialising in claims against solicitors.

September 20th, 2018

Supreme Court refuses to hear appeal over ‘dishonest’ costs claims

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The Supreme Court has refused permission for a third appeal by a Leeds law firm against a ruling that it submitted ‘dishonest’ costs claims. It decided the application did not raise an arguable point of law of general public importance given there had already been an appeal.

September 19th, 2018

QOCS applied to whole case after defendant’s unsuccessful PI counterclaim

Andrew Lyons Barrister

An unsuccessful defendant in a road traffic claim for financial losses who made an unsuccessful counterclaim for personal injury was entitled to the protection of qualified one-way costs shifting for the whole case, a circuit judge has ruled.

September 18th, 2018

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The impact of technology on PI law

Andrew Clark Fletchers

New technology is rapidly changing the world around us, permanently revolutionising our everyday lives. It is also changing the legal landscape, with law practitioners required to keep abreast of every new development to best help their clients. From helmet and dash cameras to improved CCTV, this is particularly evident in personal injury law.

September 14th, 2018

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