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Court of Appeal orders CAT to re-hear £14bn Mastercard claim

17 April 2019

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.


Compensators urged to prepare for higher discount rate

16 April 2019

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.


Vicarious liability not a “one-way street” for accident victims

11 April 2019

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.


Drop in fraudulent PI claims “will not lead to lower premiums”

10 April 2019

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.


Woman who lied and exaggerated clinical negligence claim jailed

9 April 2019

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.


Hain cleared of wrongdoing over failure to declare role with law firm

8 April 2019

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.


North-West firm launches Ticketmaster data breach action

5 April 2019

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.


From beer goggles to safety goggles: APIL names new CEO

29 March 2019

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.


No anonymity for woman suing NHS for £6m

28 March 2019

A woman suing a hospital trust for over £6m following the stillbirth of her first child cannot benefit from anonymity because of the principles of open justice, the High Court has ruled.


High Court strikes out City firm’s ‘warehoused’ claim

27 March 2019

The High Court has struck out a claim by City firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner for abuse of process on the grounds of ‘warehousing’ – meaning there was no real intention to pursue it.

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