Procedure


No shift in demographics as 114 new QCs are named

Some 114 new QCs were appointed yesterday, with the statistics showing little change in the demographics of the 258 who applied, of whom just a fifth were women.

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Jackson calls for international third-party funding rules

Sir Rupert Jackson has called for international rules on the use of third-party funding in international arbitration, part of what he termed a wider global lex mercatoria.

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MedCo beefs up ethics guidance for medical agencies

MedCo has stepped up its efforts to ensure that medical reporting organisations act ethically by beefing up the guidance to help them recognise and identify ethical issues.

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UK courts “under attack” from Russian manipulation

The corrupt leaders of Russia are manipulating courts and tribunals around the world – with a particular focus on the UK – with “blatant lies, forged documents, and utterly implausible explanations”.

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Banking litigators eye disputes from LIBOR change

The replacement of LIBOR and the growth in class actions are set to come to the fore for banking litigators, according to specialist solicitors.

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CA: Litigants do not owe duty of care to opponents

Litigants do not owe a duty of care to their opponents, the Court of Appeal has made clear. This included checking the accuracy of the other side’s evidence where it is based on their own documents.

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ABI drops discount rate judicial review threat

The Association of British Insurers has decided not to launch judicial review proceedings over the previous government’s decision to raise the discount rate, but only to -0.25%.

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“Disproportionate” to strike out claim for late payment of court fees

Striking out a £120,000 claim for late payment of court fees was disproportionate and the claimant was entitled to relief from sanctions, the High Court has ruled.

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