Two witnesses in a remote construction case were overheard having a private telephone conversation about the evidence one of them was giving during a break in proceedings, it has emerged.
Deploying non-employment judges into employment tribunals (ETs) and more remote hearings are part of a package of measures announced by the government yesterday to help the system cope with the high level of demand. There is a backlog of more… Read More
A group of five law firms have urged Lord Chancellor Robert Buckland to include claimant representatives on the panel looking at reforming judicial review.
A senior government lawyer who is director-general of the Attorney General’s Office is among nine new appointments to the High Court. She is also one of two new female solicitors to join the bench.
Lawyers are already predicting a leapfrogged appeal to the Supreme Court after the High Court handed down its ruling in the Financial Conduct Authority’s business interruption insurance test case.
A High Court judge has upheld a decision not to allow a claimant in a noise-induced hearing loss case to rely on a different expert because a joint expert produced an unfavourable report.
The QC behind a pioneering personal injury and medical negligence arbitration service has warned that it could close before Christmas if there are no new cases.
A paralegal who misled the court into thinking that a court fee had been paid so as to reverse a decision to strike out a case has been banned from working in the profession.
An increase in motor insurance fraud may be related to next year’s whiplash reforms, the Association of British Insurers has suggested.
The Business and Property Courts must “get a handle” on why most solicitors believe the disclosure pilot is not producing cost savings, the professor monitoring its progress has said.
Just recently I have found that the MIB seems to want to reject pedestrian cases without good reason based on the allegation that they are the author of their own misfortune.