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Courts “more willing” to rule on fundamental dishonesty

There are signs that courts are more willing to make findings of fundamental dishonesty when they reject claimants’ cases, a leading defendant firm has suggested.

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Union warns members off Leigh Day pensions action

A teachers’ union has urged members not to join a group action brought by Leigh Day over discriminatory changes made to their pensions, saying it is “unnecessary and inappropriate”.

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No shift in demographics as 114 new QCs are named

Some 114 new QCs were appointed yesterday, with the statistics showing little change in the demographics of the 258 who applied, of whom just a fifth were women.

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UK courts “under attack” from Russian manipulation

The corrupt leaders of Russia are manipulating courts and tribunals around the world – with a particular focus on the UK – with “blatant lies, forged documents, and utterly implausible explanations”.

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Banking litigators eye disputes from LIBOR change

The replacement of LIBOR and the growth in class actions are set to come to the fore for banking litigators, according to specialist solicitors.

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CA: Litigants do not owe duty of care to opponents

Litigants do not owe a duty of care to their opponents, the Court of Appeal has made clear. This included checking the accuracy of the other side’s evidence where it is based on their own documents.

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ABI drops discount rate judicial review threat

The Association of British Insurers has decided not to launch judicial review proceedings over the previous government’s decision to raise the discount rate, but only to -0.25%.

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“Disproportionate” to strike out claim for late payment of court fees

Striking out a £120,000 claim for late payment of court fees was disproportionate and the claimant was entitled to relief from sanctions, the High Court has ruled.

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