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.
The LASPO reforms are continuing to reduce the level of legal costs being paid out in clinical negligence claims against the NHS, with a 5% drop over the past year, new figures have shown.
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.
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.
HM Revenue & Customs was “unreasonable in defending and conducting” an appeal where the case workers assigned to the litigation were insufficiently experienced to deal with it.
A judge was wrong to make a costs order after viewing ‘without prejudice’ material relating to settlement discussions that was not marked “save as to costs”, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has ruled.
A law firm funder has predicted a “significant increase” in the amount of internet-related group litigation and is ramping up its support for law firms pursuing it.
National firm Pinsent Masons has agreed a £25m litigation funding facility with Augusta Ventures that offers clients a discount on the funder’s usual success fee.