Procedure


Firms start to build easyJet data breach claims

Law firms are beginning to build groups of easyJet customers to bring a collective action over the data breach the airline announced last month.

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Number of PI hearings halves during lockdown

The number of hearings in personal injury cases has halved since lockdown began, new figures have shown, with barristers calling for a presumption towards hearing, rather than adjourning, cases.

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Remote hearings in civil cases cannot just become ‘new normal’

It is “vitally important” that remote hearings are not accepted as the ‘new normal’ in the civil courts after the coronavirus pandemic passes without substantial work on the quality of justice delivered.

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Law firms and CMCs “eyeing up” Covid-19 opportunities

The coronavirus is starting to appear as an excuse for “claims behaviours” in road traffic cases, while claims farmers and law firms are eyeing up opportunities offered by the pandemic.

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Disclosure pilot “to be extended for another year”

The disclosure pilot in the Business and Property Courts is likely to be extended until the end of 2021, with a key figure saying it would be “premature” to end the pilot as planned this year.

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Neuberger to lead Academy of Experts

Former Supreme Court president Lord Neuberger is to replace Lord Saville as president of the Academy of Experts later this year, it has been announced.

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FCA instructs City giant to run BI insurance test cases

The Financial Conduct Authority has instructed City giant Herbert Smith Freehills for the test cases it intends to run on whether business interruption insurance covers the coronavirus pandemic.

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Successful defendant penalised in costs for ADR failure

The High Court has penalised a successful party for refusing to engage in alternative dispute resolution, saying it had brought the litigation on itself as a result.

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