Procedure


Insurers report benefits of new discount rate – before it’s been set

Two leading motor insurers have laid out the positive impact on their profits of a higher discount rate, as the Ministry of Justice conducts its review. Both are forecasting a likely rate of 0%.

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PI cases continue to fall as number of money claims hit record high

The number of personal injury claims issued last year fell to the lowest level since 2011, even though the total number of money cases in 2018 was the highest this century, new MoJ figures show.

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Solicitors using GDPR for medical records “is like patient request”

The Information Commissioner’s Office has stepped in to calm GPs’ concerns about solicitors using the General Data Protection Regulation to obtain clients’ medical records.

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MoD hit with indemnity costs for disclosure failure

The Ministry of Defence has been ordered to pay indemnity costs after the High Court ruled that it “has not begun to grapple with its obligations in terms of disclosure” in a procurement challenge.

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Law firm overturns ban from acting in VW case

London law firm Harcus Sinclair has overturned an injunction at the Court of Appeal preventing it from representing claimants in the VW emissions group action.

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Litigation executive banned after backdating witness statement

A paralegal working as a litigation executive has been banned from working in the profession after she backdated a witness statement having missed the deadline to serve it.

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Defendant PI firm launches software tools to cut litigation

A defendant personal injury firm has launched a set of software tools which it says will reduce litigation but give the firm “a bigger portion” of what remains.

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Commercial Court “should better enforce witness statement rules”

Early results from a survey on witness statements has found that that most Commercial Court users want judges to be tougher in enforcing the rules, it has emerged.

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