Procedure


Paralegal banned for destroying notice of trial and lying to court

1 March 2021

A paralegal at Irwin Mitchell falsely claimed to the court and opposing solicitor that he had not received a notice of trial in a bid to prevent his client’s case from being struck out.


Unhappy judges not as dissatisfied as they were, research shows

1 March 2021

Judges are a bit happier in their jobs than they were five years ago but feel seriously undervalued by the government, the latest judicial attitude survey has revealed.


New rules aim for “rapid resolution” of digital disputes

26 February 2021

The Master of the Rolls has launched a consultation on draft arbitration rules to resolve disputes arising out of novel digital technologies, such as smart contracts and blockchains.


Which? launches £480m collective action over mobile phone chips

25 February 2021

Which? has launched the latest representative action, arguing that 29m people have been overcharged for their smartphones. Another representative action is being brought against Facebook.


CPR remain on old website while improvements made to new home

24 February 2021

The Civil Procedure Rules remain temporarily accessible on the old justice.gov.uk website as justice minister Lord David Wolfson promised to ensure that their new home would be more user-friendly.


Suspended sentence for fraudster who created bogus claims company

24 February 2021

A fraudster who faked a road traffic accident and invented a fictitious accident management company to facilitate a whiplash claim has been handed a suspended prison sentence.


Court draws adverse inferences from “deliberate destruction” of emails

23 February 2021

A High Court has described the double deletion by a witness for the claimant of crucial emails on the eve of the trial of a film financing dispute as a “very serious misdeed”.


Government reverses course on extending compulsory motor insurance

22 February 2021

The government has scrapped plans to implement the Vnuk law, which would have extended compulsory insurance to a wide range of vehicles and onto their use on private land.


Uber drivers “set for £12k awards” after Supreme Court ruling

19 February 2021

Tens of thousands of Uber drivers could be entitled to £12,000 in compensation, lawyers said today after the Supreme Court ruled they should be classed as workers.


Minister promises urgent review of new CPR website

18 February 2021

Justice minister Lord David Wolfson has promised an urgent review of the decision to move the Civil Procedure Rules to the gov.uk website in a far less user-friendly format.

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