The secretary of state for transport is guilty of a “serious breach” of EU law on uninsured drivers, the High Court has ruled – leading to a drug dealer being entitled to compensation.
Doctors Chambers, which describes itself as the “UK’s largest independently owned providers of independent medical evidence”, is looking for an external investor to fund overseas expansion.
The government’s proposed 10% cut in fixed fees for doctors’ medical reports on whiplash cases does not go far enough, the Association of British Insurers has said, while claimant groups says independence of the agency commissioning them is a red herring.
The solicitor for the Plantagenet Alliance has said that an appeal is “under consideration”, following last week’s High Court ruling on the fate of Richard III’s remains – but did not respond to the justice secretary’s criticism of the case.
A former dock worker who helped unload cargoes of asbestos should have asked doctors about possible causes of his lung cancer diagnosed 35 years later, Lord Justice Jackson has ruled.
The Lord Chief Justice has said the country has a “once in a lifetime” opportunity to build a proper court IT system, and failing to make a success of it would be a “disaster”.
‘Straightforward’ applications for time extensions, served within time, are not subject to the principles set out in Mitchell, Lord Justice Jackson has said in his first Court of Appeal ruling relating to his reforms.
Personal injury lawyers have been warned that they face dire consequences if they fail to comply with the latest version of the consumer contract regulations, coming into force on 13 June.
Lord Faulks, the justice minister, has told the House of Lords that ministers “firmly reject” the accusation that changes to the rules for payment of legal aid in judicial review cases will undermine access to justice.
A consortium of personal injury practices formed to encourage law firm acquisitions has helped Manchester-based Express Solicitors do its first deal. Express is part of the Pi Gateway consortium, together with Bott & Co, Hilary Meredith and Ralli Solicitors.