Allianz Legal Protection’s latest roundtable in London discussed topics ranging from after-the-event insurance to the Civil Liability Act 2018, with both deriving many thought-provoking points.
Working in the fast-paced, demanding legal sector can often mean buzzwords and jargon are commonplace, especially when it comes to legal expenses insurance.
The English civil courts have remarkable powers to order third parties mixed up in wrongdoing to reveal information to assist the victim in seeking redress, even overriding any duties of confidentiality.
Partnerships need to think beyond ATE and look at what the joint needs are. The key to longer-term success is active dialogue to help anticipate future needs and avoid any unnecessary surprises
Earlier this week, the Supreme Court handed down its long-awaited judgment in Bruno Lachaux v Independent Print Limited and Evening Standard Limited, dismissing the newspapers’ appeals.
With far more now at stake under the section IIIA regime than there ever was under section II, claims for costs exceeding fixed recoverable costs are now starting to reach the higher courts.
The erosion of rights tends to occur incrementally, none more so than important rights. On 3 October 2016, the rule committee abolished the right to a permission-to-appeal hearing in the Court of Appeal.
The life of a claimant personal injury lawyer seems to be as miserable as that of our prime minister; everywhere they turn there’s someone ready to make life ever more difficult.
The Supreme Court in its recent ruling in Stocker v Stocker found the High Court and Court of Appeal failed to understand how ordinary people communicate on social media.
Such a complex multi-industry issue as fixed recoverable costs in clinical negligence – weighing up the high costs of litigation against the NHS, versus vital access to justice – is not an easy one to move forward.