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.
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.
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.
Lord Hain has today been cleared of wrongdoing in naming Sir Philip Green as the claimant in his high-profile case against the Daily Telegraph while acting as an adviser to the newspaper’s law firm.
The first UK multi-party action against Ticketmaster following its major data breach last month has issued at the High Court in Liverpool. The group, organised by Hayes Connor, has more than 650 members.
A man steeped in the brewing business has been named the new chief executive of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. Mike Benner is only the third chief executive in its history.