Government guilty of “serious breach” of EU law on uninsured drivers

9 June 2014

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 seeks external investor

6 June 2014

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.

ABI calls for greater cut in fees for whiplash medical reports “to remove referral element”

2 June 2014

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.

Plantagenet Alliance ‘considering appeal’ over Richard III ruling

29 May 2014

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.

Cancer victim “should have asked” about causes of disease

27 May 2014

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.

LCJ: “Once in a lifetime” chance to build proper court IT system

21 May 2014

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”.

Jackson: straightforward applications for time extensions not subject to Mitchell

19 May 2014

‘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 warned over new contract regulations

19 May 2014

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.

Judicial review changes “will not undermine access to justice”, government tells peers

12 May 2014

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.

Buyers’ consortium paves way for personal injury purchase

8 May 2014

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.

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