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Court of Appeal refuses VW permission to appeal Dieselgate ruling

7 August 2020

The Court of Appeal has refused Volkswagen permission to appeal the decision that it tried to cheat clean air regulations. It said Mr Justice Waksman’s decision was clearly correct.


Judges express concern over growing hostility in litigation

6 August 2020

Three High Court judges have expressed concerns about the increasing prevalence of aggressive approaches to litigation where every point, good or bad, is taken.


MoJ refuses to refund £1.6m in overcharged court fees

5 August 2020

The Ministry of Justice has said it will not be paying refunds to those charged certain civil and family court fees above the level required for cost recovery.


CA reinstates £2.2m that languished in RTA portal for four years

4 August 2020

The Court of Appeal has overturned a decision to strike out a £2.2m personal injury claim which remained in the RTA portal for almost four years before the claimant’s solicitors sought to transfer it.


Vos named as next Master of the Rolls

3 August 2020

Sir Geoffrey Vos will take over as Master of the Rolls next year, it was announced on Friday, with a new Senior President of Tribunals and eight new Court of Appeal judges also named.


Court rejects JR over LASPO post-implementation review

3 August 2020

The High Court has rejected a judicial review that argued the Ministry of Justice failed to carry out an adequate review of the impact of the LASPO reforms on those with asbestos-related diseases.


Government taps Faulks to lead judicial review panel

31 July 2020

Former justice minister Lord Faulks QC is to lead an independent panel of experts examining if there is a need to reform the judicial review process.


SCCO will use remote hearings more once back to normal

30 July 2020

Video and phone hearings are set to become a permanent feature of the Senior Courts Costs Office even after the coronavirus pandemic has passed, the Senior Costs Judge has said.


Solicitor who covered up court orders for six months is struck off

29 July 2020

A solicitor who kept quiet about a court order for costs made against her client for six months, resulting in a charging order being imposed on his property, has been struck off.


Commercial sets join forces to launch mentoring scheme

29 July 2020

Six leading commercial sets have joined forces to launch a mentoring scheme aimed at people from groups which are underrepresented at the commercial Bar.

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