Litigators have to wake up to the use of analytics and other technology in helping them provide better outcomes for clients, according to the partner who heads Herbert Smith Freehill’s decision analysis team.
The fast-growing collective action market has become still larger with the launch of specialist Australian law firm Phi Finney McDonald in London.
The County Court Money Claims Centre issued a default judgment “without any judicial input” ordering a local authority to pay £10.5m, it has emerged. The High Court has now overturned it.
A judge was wrong to rule that solicitors had reached a binding compromise on a piece of litigation, when their correspondence had expressly been ‘subject to contract’, the Court of Appeal has decided.
The Royal Mail service ‘Signed For 1st Class’ is first-class post or equivalent for the purposes of the deemed service provisions of the CPR, the Court of Appeal has ruled, overturning two earlier rulings.
Only a small minority of courts in England, Wales and Scotland are accessible to wheelchair users – falling to 2% when other disabilities are included – research by a London personal injury firm has found.
Making one of the four enhanced awards of beating a part 36 offer does not “in any way” undermine or lessen entitlement to the others, the Court of Appeal has ruled.
Two lawtech start-ups companies targeting litigation have trumpeted success, with one doubling the investment it has secured and the other signing up 1,500 experts to its system.