A witness statement verified by a statement of truth made by a prospective claimant before the commencement of proceedings can give rise to contempt, the Court of Appeal has ruled.
Expert witnesses who “fall short of the mark” face a “much more and properly robust” response from the courts, a recently retired Court of Appeal judge has warned.
The government has pledged to set up a statutory compensation scheme for people making personal injury claims against failed holiday company Thomas Cook after it emerged the firm mainly self-insured them.
A former City solicitor who quit the law to become a make-up artist specialising in disguising scars and other skin damage, is campaigning to increase personal injury lawyers’ awareness of the skill.
The Lord Chief Justice has expressed his “regret” that the government has not provided the money to repair and maintain the court estate. He also highlighted the “acute” pressures on county courts.
The tribunal judiciary is not only representative of the British population but “arguably the most diverse judiciary in Europe and perhaps beyond”, the Senior President of Tribunals has said.
A High Court judge has deprecated a claimant’s request for a third party to review a draft judgment so that it could have the chance to pay money to suppress publication.
Neighbours involved in boundary disputes should be steered towards alternative dispute resolution, and cases that reach court must be closely controlled, the Civil Justice Council has said.