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UK courts “under attack” from Russian manipulation

The corrupt leaders of Russia are manipulating courts and tribunals around the world – with a particular focus on the UK – with “blatant lies, forged documents, and utterly implausible explanations”.

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Part 36 uplift is “all or nothing”, rule committee confirms

The 10% uplift on costs for beating a part 36 offer is ‘all or nothing’ and judges cannot award less, the Civil Procedure Rule Committee has confirmed.

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CAT gives truck buyers green light to pursue costs

The claimants in the truck cartel litigation have received the green light to move forward without delay to an assessment of the costs of a preliminary hearing given the two sides’ contrasting financial resources.

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Banking litigators eye disputes from LIBOR change

The replacement of LIBOR and the growth in class actions are set to come to the fore for banking litigators, according to specialist solicitors.

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Burford eyes US listing after shareholder action ends

A shareholder action against Burford Capital has been discontinued as it heads for a second listing in the US, the litigation funder announced today.

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Part 36 offers cannot exclude interest to be valid

Part 36 offers which specifically exclude interest are not valid, the Court of Appeal has ruled – but one of the judges said this should be reconsidered.

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CA: Litigants do not owe duty of care to opponents

Litigants do not owe a duty of care to their opponents, the Court of Appeal has made clear. This included checking the accuracy of the other side’s evidence where it is based on their own documents.

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Boutique firm acting on DBA for ‘mortgage prisoners’

Boutique litigation law firm Harcus Parker has begun legal proceedings on behalf of so-called ‘mortgage prisoners’ who say they have been trapped paying more on their mortgages than they should have.

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