The doctrine of unilateral mistake cannot be used to set aside settlements in portal cases where the claimant solicitors erroneously included lower figures, two county court judges have ruled.
A High Court judge has condemned a “cavalier approach” to an application to vary a freezing order, which would have allowed a man accused of defrauding a company to sell assets to pay his lawyers.
The capped-costs pilot has ended with just one case run through it and the model will not be taken forward, Litigation Futures can reveal. The similar insolvency express pilot has also been ditched.
The First-tier Tribunal has refused to grant HM Revenue & Customs a wasted costs order despite its opponents instructing their QC on the wrong issue.
The ban on conditional fee agreements in family cases should not be read across to third-party litigation funding, the High Court has ruled.
The number of personal injury claims registered with the Compensation Recovery Unit fell over the last year to the lowest point in a decade, newly published figures have shown.
The percentage of clinical claims against the NHS being resolved before issue has continued to climb to new levels, although claimant legal costs have also increased over the past year.
The litigation funding arm of City law firm Rosenblatt has made its move into insolvency work with a pledge to undercut existing pricing structures and take on market leader Manolete Partners.