Major trauma victims need access to holistic rehabilitation. As the NHS will be under extreme pressure for some time, lawyers must use all the tools available to them to help their clients.
Picture the scene: two privately owned, manned capsules collide in space. Once the passengers have been rescued, the debate over responsibility will start. How can the owners bring claims?
There is an opportunity for litigation funders to help victims of investor fraud to obtain access to justice through group litigation at a time when frauds are at record levels and rising.
The disclosure pilot, introduced for an initial two-year period in January 2019 under practice direction 51U, sought to address one of the central conundrums in modern civil litigation.
In addition to questions about the motivations for curbing legal challenges to political decisions, the proposed reforms to judicial review raise concerns about undermining the reputation of the English courts
Where a case goes pear-shaped due to Lawyer A’s negligence, why can’t Lawyer B sue A to recover damages for B’s financial losses consequent upon that negligence, such as the lost opportunity to derive fees?
The increasing effort by some to ‘unmask’ third-party funders give rise to some concern that a more unscrupulous party will use the transparency to exert pressure and stop the tap.
The idea of suing the NHS for compensation of a wrongdoing/malpractice may not seem the right or popular option right now. Everyone in our sector is wondering how this will pan out.
Whilst most working in credit hire have tried to maintain a co-operative approach during the pandemic, it has starkly amplified some of the behaviours that embody the worst excesses of the industry.
Lawyers representing severely injured claimants should be in charge of the recovery, rehabilitation and litigation. But it’s common to see the insurer or its solicitor controlling important areas.