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Thomas Cook collapse leaves PI claimants unprotected

The government has pledged to set up a statutory compensation scheme for people making personal injury claims against failed holiday company Thomas Cook after it emerged the firm mainly self-insured them.

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Solicitor make-up expert highlights role for skin camouflage

A former City solicitor who quit the law to become a make-up artist specialising in disguising scars and other skin damage, is campaigning to increase personal injury lawyers’ awareness of the skill.

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Burnett’s “regret” at court estate under-funding

The Lord Chief Justice has expressed his “regret” that the government has not provided the money to repair and maintain the court estate. He also highlighted the “acute” pressures on county courts.

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Nine legal groups receive grants from Therium Access

Nine legal organisations – including the Child Poverty Action Group and Bar Human Rights Committee – have received grants from Therium Access, the not-for-profit funding initiative from the litigation financier.

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Tribunal judiciary “most diverse in Europe”

The tribunal judiciary is not only representative of the British population but “arguably the most diverse judiciary in Europe and perhaps beyond”, the Senior President of Tribunals has said.

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Litigation funding agreements are not DBAs, tribunal rules

Agreements with third-party litigation funders are not damages-based agreements, the Competition Appeal Tribunal has ruled. It also supported the Association of Litigation Funders’ code of conduct.

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Claimant wanted to use draft ruling to extract settlement

A High Court judge has deprecated a claimant’s request for a third party to review a draft judgment so that it could have the chance to pay money to suppress publication.

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SC limits third-party costs orders against insurers

The Supreme Court has overturned a ruling by the Court of Appeal that the only limit on the court’s discretion to make third-party costs orders against insurers was that it must be exercised justly.

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