The Arkin cap should not be applied automatically in all cases involving commercial litigation funders, the High Court has ruled in deciding that a funder should be fully liable for a successful party’s costs.
MedCo should be modified to accommodate unrepresented claimants as part of next year’s rise in the small claims limit for road traffic accident-related personal injury claims, the Ministry of Justice said today.
The Court of Appeal has overturned the decision that stopped the massive £14bn Mastercard class action – the biggest opt-out claim in English legal history.
The impending change to the discount rate means a focus on old part 36 offers, accommodation claims and cases that have settled but still require court approval, a leading defendant lawyer has said.
A ruling about ‘without prejudice’ correspondence has brought to light a claim against a group of lawyers who now face having to pay the costs of a case they facilitated.
The disclosure pilot applies to all Business and Property Courts proceedings, including cases where a disclosure order was made before 1 January 2019, the Chancellor of the High Court has ruled.
Assessing the demands of social justice in cases involving vicarious liability is “not a one-way street” for accident victims, a High Court judge has ruled.
A likely reduction in fraudulent insurance claims – because of more stringent regulation of CMCs and next year’s whiplash reforms – will probably not boost insurers’ profits, it was claimed today.
Burford Capital has raised nearly $300m (£230m) for a new fund aimed solely at post-settlement matters. The funding will be put to “monetising a claimant’s settlement and other associated legal receivables”.
A woman who lied about the extent of her injuries and disabilities following negligent surgery and sought more than £2.3m in compensation has been jailed for five months.