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“Disproportionate” to strike out claim for late payment of court fees

Striking out a £120,000 claim for late payment of court fees was disproportionate and the claimant was entitled to relief from sanctions, the High Court has ruled.

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“Over-lawyered” witness statements set for limited reform

Witness statements are “over-lawyered” and too long and argumentative, a Commercial Court working group has found, but it has shied away from recommending radical reform.

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Small claims track delays continue to rise

The average time between a small claim being issued and going to trial continues to spiral upwards ahead of the reforms which will send hundreds of thousands of personal injury claims into the system.

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High Court ruling “shows strength of Manolete model”

A High Court ruling refusing to set aside £4.3m judgment in default in a suppressed sales case shows the strength of the litigation funding model used by Manolete Partners, it has been argued.

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Supreme Court to review equitable lien ruling

The Supreme Court is to review a controversial ruling that a law firm handling uncontested flight delay claims was not conducting litigation and so did not have an equitable lien over the compensation.

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Preliminary issues hearing starts in VW emissions case

The first battle in the Volkswagen emissions case – what has been described as the largest group action to come before the English courts – began this week.

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Judge orders wife and mother-in-law to pay £12m costs bill

The High Court has ordered the wife and mother-in-law of a Kazakh businessman, the subject of a “very substantial fraud claim”, to pay the claimants’ costs bill of over £12m.

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Marks and Barrass lead new banking ADR service

A one-time partner at Linklaters and a former executive director of the Solicitors Regulation Authority have been appointed to lead the new Business Banking Resolution Service.

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