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.
The solicitors leading the Volkswagen emissions litigation have opened up a new front after winning permission to argue that the fix the company put in place was in fact another cheat device.
The deputy president of the Supreme Court has expressed fears that young lawyers have been unable to train properly during Covid but said remote hearings could alleviate access to justice “scandal”.
Claimant lawyers have attacked motor insurers for failing to pass on to consumers £367m in savings they have seen because of the impact of Covid-19 in reducing injury claims.