Vos: Woolf reforms were “inadequately revolutionary”

22 October 2019

The Woolf reforms were “inadequately revolutionary” and have left behind a civil litigation system which is “too expensive, too time-consuming and inadequately accessible”, the Chancellor of the High Court has said.

Master urges APIL and FOIL to agree recordings protocol

15 October 2019

A High Court master has urged the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and the Forum of Insurance Lawyers to agree a protocol to govern the recording of medico-legal examinations.

Redacting solicitor’s comments to client was “cherry picking”

15 October 2019

Redacting comments made by a company’s lawyer on a draft dismissal letter while disclosing other privileged documents was “impermissible cherry picking”, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has ruled.

IBA: “Give computers legal personality so they can be sued”

8 October 2019

Computers should be given legal personality so that they can be sued as a way to stop fear of liability stifling innovation, a report by the International Bar Association has suggested.

Supreme Court to hear Mastercard CPO appeal

8 October 2019

The Supreme Court has granted Mastercard permission to appeal against the Court of Appeal ruling that kept the massive £14bn class action over interchange fees alive.

Law firm “positively invited” client to end retainer

7 October 2019

A law firm that gave a client seven days’ notice of its intention to end its retainer, but effectively forced the client to do it after a day, was the party responsible for the termination, the High Court has ruled.

CA boosts representative actions with Google green light

3 October 2019

The Court of Appeal has cleared the way for a £3bn representative action against Google for misuse of private data, after overturning the High Court’s decision to block it.

Neuberger: expert witnesses can learn from Supreme Court

2 October 2019

Lord Neuberger, former president of the Supreme Court, has told expert witnesses that they can learn from the “impartial” way the court handled the Brexit case, in a wide-ranging speech on experts’ duties.

Scotland to keep discount rate at -0.75%

1 October 2019

The discount rate in Scotland is to stay at -0.75%, the Government Actuary has decreed in another decision that has angered insurers.

High Court denies anonymity to ex-client suing firm

30 September 2019

A former client suing Leeds law firm Shulmans for £4m has lost his bid to do so anonymously. He said being named would be a breach of the settlement deed over which he was suing.

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