The public believes that lawyers and litigation funders are more likely than clients to gain from class actions, new research has found.
Lawyers have called for the Rehabilitation Code to become compulsory after research showing that solicitors are failing to agree over the rehabilitation of accident victims with brain injuries.
Qualified one-way costs shifting covers appeals where it applies to the first instance proceedings, the Court of Appeal has ruled. It interpreted the word “proceedings” in rule 44.13 as including both.
There are signs that courts are more willing to make findings of fundamental dishonesty when they reject claimants’ cases, a leading defendant firm has suggested.
A teachers’ union has urged members not to join a group action brought by Leigh Day over discriminatory changes made to their pensions, saying it is “unnecessary and inappropriate”.
Some 114 new QCs were appointed yesterday, with the statistics showing little change in the demographics of the 258 who applied, of whom just a fifth were women.
Sir Rupert Jackson has called for international rules on the use of third-party funding in international arbitration, part of what he termed a wider global lex mercatoria.
A circuit judge has ordered a litigation friend to pay costs after finding that she was responsible for the fundamental dishonesty behind linked claims.