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US firm launches class action over Burford share crash

The first shareholder class action against litigation funder Burford Capital arising out of the recent report by US short seller Muddy Waters has been filed in New York.

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Solicitors “ignorant about prof neg adjudication”

There is still “quite a lot of ignorance” among solicitors about adjudication as a “swift and relatively inexpensive” way of settling professional negligence disputes, a barrister adjudicator has said.

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Court of Appeal highlights value of early neutral evaluation

Requiring parties to submit to early neutral evaluation against their will is “not an obstruction to or constraint on” their access to the court, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

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Judge condemns “embarrassing” expert who used expletive

A High Court judge has taken to task an “embarrassing” medical expert who made “continual apologies” and used “an expletive” during his evidence.

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Court proceedings pack change “renders portal offer void”

A circuit judge has ruled that a failure in a portal case to include the same damages figure in the stage 3 court proceedings pack as in the stage 2 settlement pack form renders the offer void.

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Jail for holiday sickness claims fraudster

A fraudster who drummed up false holiday sickness claims over several years has been jailed for 12 months. He was found guilty of intentionally assisting in the commission of an offence.

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Burford bows to pressure to reform governance

Burford Capital has bowed to pressure over its approach to corporate governance by announcing plans for a dual listing in the US, fresh directors and a new chief financial officer.

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All but one of nine new High Court judges were at Oxbridge

Nine new High Court judges have been named this week, all but one of whom attended Oxford or Cambridge universities. Though open to those without judicial experience, all have it.

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