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Eight firms named on first Mesothelioma UK legal panel

Mesothelioma UK has named eight law firms to its first legal panel, who will be charged with supporting and raising awareness of the charity, as well as offering legal support.

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Judges warn over parties’ conduct in remote hearings

Courts have made “remarkable” progress in dealing with remote hearings during the coronavirus crisis, but there are concerns about the behaviour of parties, the senior judiciary has said.

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High Court strikes off medical reports doctor for contempt

A doctor who received a suspended sentence for contempt of court over a false medical report has been erased from the medical register by the High Court.

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High Court rejects attempt to adjourn £250m trial because of virus

The High Court has rejected an application to adjourn a five-week trial of a £250m insolvency claim because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Warning over fall-out from witness statement crackdown

A judicial crackdown on overlong witness statements puts lawyers at risk of wasted costs orders and professional negligence claims, a barrister has warned.

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High Court forces GLO on Leigh Day and Hausfeld

The High Court has rejected efforts by law firms Leigh Day and Hausfeld to keep their actions against a Zambian copper mine operator separate, making a group litigation order sought by the defendants.

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VW urged to settle after High Court’s Dieselgate ruling

Lawyers for Volkswagen car-owners have urged the company to settle their claims over the ‘Dieselgate’ scandal after the High Court ruled today that it tried to cheat clean air regulations.

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New PD allows parties to agree longer extension of time

The Civil Procedure Rule Committee has issued a practice direction allowing parties to agree longer extensions of time to comply with procedural time limits due to the coronavirus.

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