Libel judge issues “wasteful” bundles warning

1 June 2020

It should not be necessary for the court to make express directions as to what should be included in a hearing bundle but failures to collate them properly may force them to, a High Court judge has warned.

BI insurance test case set for late July

1 June 2020

The Financial Conduct Authority is expecting the High Court to hear its test cases on whether business interruption insurance policies cover Covid-19 in the second half of July.

Commercial litigation dipped before lockdown

1 June 2020

Litigation in London’s commercial courts dipped in the year before lockdown, new figures have revealed, although the number of litigants from the UK, Russia, Kazakhstan and Singapore rose.

Covid-19 “should not be part of debate” on clin neg costs

29 May 2020

The coronavirus crisis “should not be part of the debate” on the introduction of fixed costs for clinical negligence cases, the new president of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers has said.

SCCO master latest to weigh in on budget underspending

28 May 2020

The question of whether underspending on a phase is a good reason to depart from a budget has come under the spotlight again after a costs judge ruled that it was not.

Vos: Covid-19 stay on possession cases includes appeals

28 May 2020

The automatic stay on possession proceedings during the coronavirus crisis applies to appeals that were underway when the stay took effect, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

Complaint to SRA forces arbitrator to resign

27 May 2020

The claimant in an arbitration forced out the solicitor arbitrator who it argued had provided a misleading CV by complaining to the Solicitors Regulation Authority, the High Court has heard.

CJEU: LEI policyholders can choose lawyer for mediation

27 May 2020

The right under EU law for people with legal expenses insurance to choose their own lawyer in legal proceedings extends to mediation, the Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled.

Losing in CAT “not enough” for costs order against regulator

26 May 2020

The starting point in the Competition Appeal Tribunal is that no order for costs should be made against an unsuccessful regulator acting purely in its regulatory capacity, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

Firms start to build easyJet data breach claims

26 May 2020

Law firms are beginning to build groups of easyJet customers to bring a collective action over the data breach the airline announced last month.

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