National Archives to centralise publication of important judgments

16 June 2021

Access to important court and tribunal judgments is to be centralised at the National Archives, which the Ministry of Justice said would increase transparency and secure free access for all.

Motor insurance market enjoys profitable year – but losses to return

15 June 2021

The Covid-related drop in vehicle use and motor claims meant the motor insurance market recorded its best underwriting profit last year since records began, according to EY.

Law firm competition sharpens design focus on spinal injuries

15 June 2021

An innovative wheelchair wheel design has won a competition run by London law firm Bolt Burdon Kemp to raise awareness of the day-to-day challenges facing people with spinal cord injuries.

Statistics regulator rebukes MoJ over figures used to justify JR reform

11 June 2021

The Office for Statistics Regulation (OSR) has rebuked the Ministry of Justice and the Faulks review of administrative law for issuing “overly simplistic” figures to support the case for reform of judicial review.

Tribunal judges found it “difficult to communicate” at video hearings

8 June 2021

A major report on the impact of the pandemic on the tribunal service has found that almost a third of judges found it “difficult to communicate” at video hearings in the first few months.

Small claims court delays continue to increase

7 June 2021

Delays in cases going through the civil court continued to rise in the first quarter of 2021, throwing a potentially huge spanner in the works of the whiplash reforms.

Number of Covid PI claims remains low “but potential for many more”

3 June 2021

The number of personal injury claims relating to Covid-19 continues to be very low, despite the significant rise in infections over the winter, new figures have shown.

Law Society opposes plan for blanket increase in 133 court fees

27 May 2021

The Law Society has spoken out against Ministry of Justice plans to increase by inflation 133 court fees that have not changed since 2016, raising up to £17m as a result.

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.

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.

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