The disclosure pilot scheme has been extended until 31 December 2021. Meanwhile, we eagerly await the decision of the Civil Procedure Rule Committee on the proposed amendments to the pilot.
An article I wrote in June 2019 entitled ‘Is disbursement funding interest recoverable?’ attracted, forgive the pun, a lot of interest – but the subject itself has remained a very grey area.
Group litigation has undeniably been a growth area in England over the last five years – a trend which is likely to increase rather than decrease as a result of the pandemic.
The Supreme Court last week handed down its highly anticipated judgment in Enka, affirming the Court of Appeal’s ruling that English law governed an arbitration agreement between non-English parties.
The London Court of International Arbitration was about to publish its new arbitration rules when the Covid-19 virus struck. They have been revised since and the LCIA has used the extra time well.