A judge has refused a party’s application to remove their case from the shorter trial scheme. He also found that the scheme’s approach to disclosure was similar to that of the disclosure pilot.
A claimant who sought £6.6m in damages has accepted a £25,000 ‘nuisance’ payment after allegations of fundamental dishonesty were raised, despite suffering a genuine injury.
Defendant insurance lawyers have praised yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling on untraced drivers, but a claimant solicitor has argued that innocent claimants could lose out as a result.
A law firm, litigation funder, after-the-event provider and insurance broker have teamed up to launch a product to fund claims brought in the Intellectual Property and Enterprise Court.
Accident victims have no right to sue an untraced driver, the Supreme Court has ruled today in the case of a hit-and-run driver and a registered owner who refused to identify him or her.
The “wasteful and obstructive stance” taken by the president of Ukraine in refusing to agree to a preliminary hearing on meaning in a libel case against the BBC has been penalised in costs.
A claimant whose solicitors failed to amend the gross settlement box in the Ministry of Justice portal while negotiating with the defendant insurer was stuck with the figure, a circuit judge has ruled.
The Court of Appeal ruling last week in the Bott & Co flight delay litigation shows that judges are not giving solicitors credit for being more business-like and efficient, a leading commentator has argued.
A High Court judge was wrong to order a defendant to make a £1m security for costs payment – almost the sum the claimant was seeking – to rely on a witness statement it had served late.
A specialist shareholder action funder is to back a £400m claim being prepared against oilfield service company Petrofac arising out of an alleged bribery scandal.
Posted by Tets Ishikawa, director at Litigation Futures Associate Acasta Europe, and senior adviser to Sparkle Capital It’s exhausting trying to stay on top of the latest launch or capital injection in the litigation funding market. In the listed world,… Read More