Vos named as next Master of the Rolls

Sir Geoffrey Vos will take over as Master of the Rolls next year, it was announced on Friday, with a new Senior President of Tribunals and eight new Court of Appeal judges also named.

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Government taps Faulks to lead judicial review panel

Former justice minister Lord Faulks QC is to lead an independent panel of experts examining if there is a need to reform the judicial review process.

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Solicitor who covered up court orders for six months is struck off

A solicitor who kept quiet about a court order for costs made against her client for six months, resulting in a charging order being imposed on his property, has been struck off.

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Commercial sets join forces to launch mentoring scheme

Six leading commercial sets have joined forces to launch a mentoring scheme aimed at people from groups which are underrepresented at the commercial Bar.

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Judge condemns “cavalier approach” to freezing order application

A High Court judge has condemned a “cavalier approach” to an application to vary a freezing order, which would have allowed a man accused of defrauding a company to sell assets to pay his lawyers.

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Personal injury claim numbers continue to fall

The number of personal injury claims registered with the Compensation Recovery Unit fell over the last year to the lowest point in a decade, newly published figures have shown.

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Slater & Gordon ditches rehab arm and stops using its own MRO

Slater & Gordon has signed a deal with ExamWorks UK to handle both its medical reporting and rehabilitation needs that will see the closure of its rehabilitation business, Overland Health.

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Asbestos victims fail again in bid to access case papers

The group whose bid to access a bundle from litigation involving an asbestos manufacturer led to a Supreme Court ruling on open justice has failed in its application for the documents.

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22 July 2020

Frustration: from the coronation to coronavirus?

It is relatively rare for frustration to be called upon as a solution for contractual non-performance in English law and the doctrine has historically only developed during times of social and economic change.

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