Group action practice PGMBM has become what is thought to be the first law firm in the UK to advertise on TV for claimants to join specific cases.
An automatic entitlement to costs under part 36 only arises if the offer is accepted within the ‘relevant period’, the High Court has ruled. A day later and they can then be argued before the court.
London firm Mishcon de Reya, with financial backing from funder Harbour, has filed a collective claim worth almost £600m against BT over alleged historic overcharging for landlines.
A principle that a defendant receiving security for costs from a claimant’s litigation funder should not have to provide a cross-undertaking in damages will improve the funding market, the Court of Appeal has ruled.
Pressure is now on insurers to pay out to policyholders with business interruption insurance following Friday’s Supreme Court ruling, although there are still issues to be sorted out.
The Court of Appeal has today saved damages-based agreements by ruling that they are not unenforceable if they provide that the client has to pay incurred costs and expenses on termination.
There is no “pay as you go” principle which overrides the general rule that the court should reserve the costs where an interim injunction is granted, appeal judges have ruled.
The Court of Appeal has overturned the first decision in England and Wales to hold that an expert witness owed a fiduciary duty to their client – but did not rule out the possibility it could exist.