Litigation funder Vannin Capital has failed to obtain summary judgment of its £14m claim against RBS shareholders it backed who then successfully sued the bank.
“Purely commercial discussions” within a business about settling a dispute before litigation has begun are not protected by litigation privilege, the Court of Appeal has ruled.
The Ministry of Justice has issued a call for evidence on the new personal injury discount rate to be set under what will soon be the Civil Liability Act to meet the timescales set by the legislation.
A leading national law firm that served its budget late has failed in an application for relief from sanctions only made on the day of the case and costs management conference.
Justice minister Lucy Frazer has defended the role of call centres in the justice system during the committee stage of the Courts and Tribunals (Judiciary and Functions of Staff) Bill.
The Civil Justice Council has called for a ‘notice to mediate’ system used in Canada to be considered as the first step towards a more “automatic” system of alternative dispute resolution.
Boxing promoter Frank Warren has been refused permission to appeal a costs judge’s ruling that the assignment of two CFAs – under which he owed his solicitors nearly £1m – was valid.
The Courts and Tribunals (Judiciary and Functions of Staff) Bill enters its committee stage today, with Labour putting forward amendments to ensure greater “oversight and accountability”.
Insolvency litigation funder Manolete is to raise £16.3m when it is admitted to AIM next week, it has announced. The selling shareholders will realise a further £13.1m.
A host of top law firms, chambers, representative bodies and others are joining forces to launch London International Disputes Week next year.
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.