Specialist costs lawyers in the South-West have joined forces with barristers to launch an ADR service aimed at costs, while another costs lawyer has launched an automated budget drafting service.
The backlog of outstanding employment tribunal claims could pass 500,000 by spring if it continues to increase at the current rate, Citizens Advice has warned as called for more funding.
Three-quarters of lawyers at big law firms and major corporations say their businesses have used litigation funding, more than twice the number from three years ago, a report has found.
The High Court has rejected a restaurant’s claim that its Allianz insurance policy should pay out for losses suffered after it had to shut during lockdown.
The collapse in new motor injury claims seen during lockdown continued in the following three months, despite more cars returning to the road.
Personal injury law firms that fail to spell out in their retainers the costs clients could be liable for beyond what is recovered from defendants face a wave of litigation following a major High Court ruling.
The Senior Costs Judge has warned lawyers that the guideline hourly rates may not change unless they start providing the group reviewing them with more evidence.
The Ministry of Justice is to allow the Court of Appeal as well as the Supreme Court to depart from EU case law from next year, despite the opposition of a majority of respondents to a consultation.
A former claims handler at leading midlands firm Shakespeare Martineau has been banned from working in the profession for falsifying an email sent to opposing solicitors.
Predictive analytics pioneer CourtQuant is in the process of being wound up, with its chief executive blaming cautious lawyers, a lack of data and the impact of the pandemic.