High Court allows more time for steelworker claims

The High Court has given the personal representatives of deceased steelworkers more time to register their compensation claims under a group litigation order.

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Appeal judges rule on difference between ‘advice’ and ‘information’

The Court of Appeal has set out a series of steps courts should take when deciding whether a professional negligence case involves ‘advice’ or ‘information’.

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Judiciary welcomes first female chartered legal executive

Elizabeth Johnson, an associate in the Exeter office of Ashfords, has become the first female chartered legal executive appointed to the judiciary. She has been appointed as a fee-paid judge of the First-tier Tribunal.

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Insurer automates handling of stage 3 portal work

Allianz Insurance has worked with defendant law firm Keoghs to create what it says is the first “truly automated end-to-end digital solution” for stage 3 claims in the Ministry of Justice portal.

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ME Group snaps up litigation finance firm

Fast-growing ME Group – a dispute resolution business which encompasses a claims management company and legaltech offering – has agreed terms to buy litigation finance firm Quanta Capital.

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Lay users “must be at heart of court process”, says think tank

Greater efforts need to be made to put lay court users at the centre of the legal system so they understand the process and can participate fully, according to an influential justice think tank.

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Ex-consumer panel chief among new faces on CJC

A former chair of the Legal Services Consumer Panel and the general editor of Civil Justice Quarterly are among five new members of the Civil Justice Council.

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Claimant can plead RBS put forward “false and misleading case”

A property company can plead that RBS “knowingly put forward a false and misleading case” in other proceedings against its director, the High Court has ruled.

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