Courts as the instrument of fraud

9 April 2019

Last month’s Supreme Court decision in Takhar considered the fundamental issue of the circumstances in which will the court permit itself to be an instrument of fraud.

Misconduct and the risk of double jeopardy on assessment

21 March 2019

A recent judgment of Deputy Master Friston deals with an application made on behalf of the defendants for the partial or total disallowance of the claimant’s costs pursuant to CPR rule 44.11(1)(b).

Challenges for the PI market in 2019

14 March 2019

The world today can be described as volatile and uncertain at the best of times. Given the recent dealings around Brexit, it’s no surprise that we’ve grown resilient to these conditions.

Has BTE’s time finally come?

22 February 2019

The before-the-event (BTE) legal expenses insurance market is long established, with insurers offering products and solutions in the UK for over 30 years.

Why the litigation funding market is infantile

4 February 2019

Posted by Tets Ishikawa, director at Litigation Futures Associate Acasta Europe, and senior adviser to Sparkle Capital It’s exhausting trying to stay on top of the latest launch or capital injection in the litigation funding market. In the listed world,… Read More

Where does the Martin Lewis case leave media law?

30 January 2019

Last week’s settlement of Martin Lewis’s high-profile defamation claim against Facebook presents a noteworthy challenge about the application of media law to publishers of online advertising.

How SCIL aims to make the clinical negligence system fair

16 January 2019

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

21 December 2018

‘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.

A long and winding road for trucks cartel litigation

26 November 2018

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.

An analogue decision? Google defeats attempt at consumer ‘class action’

18 October 2018

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.

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