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Partial relief from sanction for claimant who submitted partial budget


A claimant who submitted a budget that did not include figures for trial preparation or trial has won relief from a decision that limited the entire budget to court fees only – but only for those parts of the budget that were completed.

October 17th, 2018

High Court rejects “increasingly bizarre” claims against barrister arbitrator


The High Court has rejected as “totally without merit” a set of claims against a barrister arbitrator, including a claim in bailment for gold bullion. It said the allegations made by a litigant in person had become “increasingly bizarre”.

October 17th, 2018

Judge who disparaged one party’s counsel “did not give appearance of bias”


A judge who was “snide” and disparaging to counsel for one of the parties before her did nonetheless not give the appearance of bias, the High Court has ruled. It said the conduct of the circuit judge was prompted by the “state of considerable disarray” that the claimant’s case was in.

October 15th, 2018


Are the days of the Arkin cap numbered?

Stephen Innes

The Arkin cap has come to be seen as increasingly unfashionable, and a forthcoming hearing may provide some indication of the prospects of it being consigned to the back of the wardrobe of history. As a reminder, where a claim backed by litigation funding fails, the funder may be susceptible to a non-party costs order in favour of the successful party.

October 5th, 2018

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