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Court rejects Covid adjournment to press on with in-person trial

26 January 2021

The High Court has ruled that the fears of three witnesses about giving evidence in person during the UK’s winter Covid spike should not lead to a five-week complex commercial trial being adjourned.


Group action firm in groundbreaking TV advertising campaign

25 January 2021

Group action practice PGMBM has become what is thought to be the first law firm in the UK to advertise on TV for claimants to join specific cases.


Insurers under pressure to pay out after Supreme Court BI ruling

18 January 2021

Pressure is now on insurers to pay out to policyholders with business interruption insurance following Friday’s Supreme Court ruling, although there are still issues to be sorted out.


Council provided “object lesson” in how not to respond to JR

12 January 2021

The High Court has described how Birmingham City Council provided an “object lesson in how a public body should not respond to public law proceedings” in its mishandling of a housing judicial review.


High Court grants girl anonymity in TikTok representative action

7 January 2021

A High Court judge has granted anonymity to a 12-year-old girl, allowing the Children’s Commissioner, as her litigation friend, to bring a breach of privacy action against social media platform TikTok.


Master orders deletion of screen shot from remote hearing

6 January 2021

A screen shot taken of a remote hearing must be deleted by anyone who has it, a master has ordered under a change introduced by last year’s Coronavirus Act.


CJC group urges “great care” in extending new portal to other PI claims

22 December 2020

Any move to push non-whiplash small personal injury claims into the new Official Injury Claim portal should be taken with “great care”, a Civil Justice Council report has cautioned.


Embargo-busting barrister was “refused permission” to seek advice on draft ruling

18 December 2020

The barrister who broke the embargo on the Supreme Court’s Heathrow ruling warned the court that he would speak out if it failed to correct what he saw as a fatal flaw in its draft judgment.


Covid-related PI claims “gaining momentum”, warns defendant firm

17 December 2020

Claims for compensation after being infected with Covid-19 “appear to be gathering some momentum” amid a significant increase in claims farming activity, a leading defendant law firm has warned.


Birss named deputy head of civil justice as Mulheron becomes honorary QC

17 December 2020

Sir Colin Birss is to become deputy head of civil justice when he joins the Court of Appeal next year, as we round up some key appointments, including a leading academic becoming an honorary QC.

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19 January 2021
Christian Smith

Pay as you go? Not quite

The Court of Appeal recently reaffirmed the statement of the general rule in the White Book that the costs of an application for an interim injunction will, absent any special factors, be reserved.

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