The Civil Justice Council has set out detailed changes it believes should be made to the Civil Procedure Rules to help vulnerable parties and witnesses, including an amended overriding objective.
Parties under-estimating the time required to argue applications in the Commercial Court – especially where the parties seek a Friday listing – is a “significant current problem”, a judge has warned.
The Commercial Court has pledged to try and eliminate listing issues that have occurred in the past year amid a reduction in the number of available judges.
An artificial intelligence-backed “virtual assistant” to augment the work of lawyers in large loss cases is being developed by defendant law firm Keoghs as part of a suite of new tools.
Most litigation lawyers (57%) believe there will not be significant loss of work to other jurisdictions in the wake of Brexit, a survey has found.
David Gauke was overly cautious in deciding to increase the discount rate by only a small amount and it will “almost certainly” lead to over-compensation, former justice minister Lord Faulks has argued.
A total of 33 law firms, from large global practices to sole practitioners, have signed up to a monitoring scheme designed to ensure “equitable briefing” of male and female barristers.
The public believes that lawyers and litigation funders are more likely than clients to gain from class actions, new research has found.
Lawyers have called for the Rehabilitation Code to become compulsory after research showing that solicitors are failing to agree over the rehabilitation of accident victims with brain injuries.
There are signs that courts are more willing to make findings of fundamental dishonesty when they reject claimants’ cases, a leading defendant firm has suggested.