No shift in demographics as 114 new QCs are named

17 January 2020

Some 114 new QCs were appointed yesterday, with the statistics showing little change in the demographics of the 258 who applied, of whom just a fifth were women.

Jackson calls for international third-party funding rules

16 January 2020

Sir Rupert Jackson has called for international rules on the use of third-party funding in international arbitration, part of what he termed a wider global lex mercatoria.

Litigation friend pays price for fundamental dishonesty

15 January 2020

A circuit judge has ordered a litigation friend to pay costs after finding that she was responsible for the fundamental dishonesty behind linked claims.

MedCo beefs up ethics guidance for medical agencies

15 January 2020

MedCo has stepped up its efforts to ensure that medical reporting organisations act ethically by beefing up the guidance to help them recognise and identify ethical issues.

UK courts “under attack” from Russian manipulation

13 January 2020

The corrupt leaders of Russia are manipulating courts and tribunals around the world – with a particular focus on the UK – with “blatant lies, forged documents, and utterly implausible explanations”.

Part 36 uplift is “all or nothing”, rule committee confirms

9 January 2020

The 10% uplift on costs for beating a part 36 offer is ‘all or nothing’ and judges cannot award less, the Civil Procedure Rule Committee has confirmed.

CAT gives truck buyers green light to pursue costs

8 January 2020

The claimants in the truck cartel litigation have received the green light to move forward without delay to an assessment of the costs of a preliminary hearing given the two sides’ contrasting financial resources.

Banking litigators eye disputes from LIBOR change

7 January 2020

The replacement of LIBOR and the growth in class actions are set to come to the fore for banking litigators, according to specialist solicitors.

Burford eyes US listing after shareholder action ends

7 January 2020

A shareholder action against Burford Capital has been discontinued as it heads for a second listing in the US, the litigation funder announced today.

Part 36 offers cannot exclude interest to be valid

19 December 2019

Part 36 offers which specifically exclude interest are not valid, the Court of Appeal has ruled – but one of the judges said this should be reconsidered.

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