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CA threatens costs penalty for non-compliant authority bundles

The Court of Appeal has warned parties that they can expect to be denied recovery of the costs of preparing non-compliant bundles of authorities.

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“There will be no savings” – ABI blasts discount rate assessment

The impact assessment published by the Ministry of Justice on the new discount rate is “misleading and wholly disingenuous” in predicting savings for insurers, the chief executive of the ABI has said.

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Discount rate change means £8.4m hit, says insurer

Hastings became the first insurance company to spell out the financial implications of the new discount rate, which an expert has said could lead to recent settlements being reopened.

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Private school, Oxbridge, Bar, Bench – new appeal judges named

Five new Court of Appeal judges were appointed yesterday, only one of whom – Mrs Justice Carr – is a woman. All five went to private schools and attended either Oxford or Cambridge University.

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Discount rate change will save insurers and NHS £400m

The new discount rate will save insurers and the government up to £400m a year, the Ministry of Justice has aid – but setting it any higher risked too many injured people being under-compensated.

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Gauke sets new discount rate at -0.25%

Lord Chancellor David Gauke announced this morning that he is to change the personal injury discount rate from -0.75% to -0.25%, a lower figure than was widely anticipated.

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CMC boss jailed for forging claimant’s signature

The former director of multiple claims management and hire companies has been jailed for six months for contempt of court after he was found to have forged a claimant’s signature.

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Efforts to attract non-barristers on to bench “not working”

Efforts to attract solicitors and chartered legal executives to the bench have not worked, the latest figures have indicated. However, there is a better story to tell about women judges.

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