The Society of Clinical Injury Lawyers has looked carefully at the government’s proposals with regard to fixed costs in cases valued up to £25,000 and now made proposals of its own.
‘Change’ and ‘data’. Two relatively small words but ones that have taken on more depth and meaning over the last decade, especially when considered in the context of the legal sector.
Trucks manufacturers that have already paid huge fines for their role in fixing prices in European trucks markets are now facing substantial claims from those who overpaid for their vehicles – the first of many.
In an eagerly awaited judgment, the High Court handed down its ruling in Richard Lloyd v Google LLC on 8 October. It seems clear that there is a degree of reluctance to permit group litigation which will not materially benefit consumers. That being said, it is hard to ignore the increased possibilities of group litigation in the context of corporate data breaches, particularly following the implementation of GDPR earlier this year.
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.