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FCA and BI insurers file “precautionary” Supreme Court appeals

The Financial Conduct Authority and seven insurers have filed ‘leapfrog’ applications to appeal the High Court’s recent ruling in the business interruption insurance test case to the Supreme Court.

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Keep part 36 offers simple by using form, judge urges

A High Court judge has told parties making part 36 offers that if they simply used form N242A “much of the difficulty” the scheme has caused litigants over the years would be avoided.

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Experts seek boost for blockchain alternatives to dispute resolution

Court and arbitration bodies need to make legal remedies built into blockchains a viable alternative to traditional dispute resolution options, lawyers have said.

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Changes afoot as litigators lambast disclosure pilot

Commercial litigators have vented their frustration – and in some cases anger – with the disclosure pilot in the Business and Property Courts, and changes to its rules have been put forward as a result.

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LCM eyes new fund after sharp rise in funding applications

Listed funder Litigation Capital Management expects to have committed the $150m (£117m) it raised in March by the end of the year as demand continues to increase at a brisk rate.

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Sudden increase in successful appeals to Supreme Court

There was a sharp increase in successful appeals to the Supreme Court last year, while immigration cases accounted for 14% of the applications for permission to appeal, its annual report has shown.

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Experts urged to avoid “grandstanding”

The best experts giving evidence in court are those who answer the questions thoughtfully as opposed to grandstanding, a High Court judge told an online meeting of expert witnesses last week.

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Insolvency litigation funding continues to thrive in lockdown

Lockdown does not appear to have affected the business of funding insolvency litigation, with market-leader Manolete Partners acquiring or funding 84 new cases since April.

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