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Litigation funder fails in bid for greater share of $300m award

24 May 2021

Leading litigation funder Harbour has failed in its argument that it was entitled to an increase in its share of the proceeds from a $300m award that it financed.


Frenkel Topping adds recruitment business in latest consolidation move

24 May 2021

Listed financial services firm Frenkel Topping has continued its acquisition spree by buying Daniel Lewis Law, a recruitment firm specialising in personal injury and clinical negligence.


Much still to do, says litigation investor after breast implant case progress

21 May 2021

A litigation investment company bringing High Court proceedings over PIP breast implants has welcomed a liability decision in France but said there is “still much more work to be done” on its claim in the UK.


High Court boosts flight delay claims as Supreme Court hears Bott case

20 May 2021

The High Court has boosted flight delay practices after ruling that a passenger who boarded in London but suffered a delay on the connecting leg in Canada was entitled to compensation.


‘Brevity, clarity and simplicity’ committee to review CPR

20 May 2021

The Civil Procedure Rule Committee is to create a ‘brevity, clarity and simplicity’ sub-committee as part of work to make the CPR easier for litigants in person and lay users to understand.


Disclosure pilot scheme still unfit for purpose, most lawyers say

19 May 2021

Seven in 10 lawyers consider the disclosure pilot scheme unfit for purpose, with many believing it has exacerbated the adversarial environment, new research has found.


Personal injury lawyer become first full-time CILEX judge

19 May 2021

Elizabeth Johnson has become the first CILEX lawyer to be appointed to the judiciary in a full-time position, two years after taking up a fee-paid role in the First-tier Tribunal.


Leading firm invests in lawtech start-up aimed at group actions

17 May 2021

A UK lawtech start-up aimed at organising group actions is raising £750,000 in its second round of funding and has secured Australian litigation law firm Shine as an investor.


‘Significant development’ need not be specific for budget revision

14 May 2021

A ‘significant development’ in litigation requiring a budget to be revised need not be a specific event at a specific time, a Queen’s Bench master has ruled.


Buckland wants “most accessible justice system in the world”

14 May 2021

Lord Chancellor Robert Buckland declared yesterday that he aims to deliver a justice system across the UK “that is more accessible than any other jurisdiction on this planet”.

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