The Court of Appeal has overturned the first decision in England and Wales to hold that an expert witness owed a fiduciary duty to their client – but did not rule out the possibility it could exist.
The High Court has described how Birmingham City Council provided an “object lesson in how a public body should not respond to public law proceedings” in its mishandling of a housing judicial review.
A High Court judge has granted anonymity to a 12-year-old girl, allowing the Children’s Commissioner, as her litigation friend, to bring a breach of privacy action against social media platform TikTok.
A screen shot taken of a remote hearing must be deleted by anyone who has it, a master has ordered under a change introduced by last year’s Coronavirus Act.
Any move to push non-whiplash small personal injury claims into the new Official Injury Claim portal should be taken with “great care”, a Civil Justice Council report has cautioned.
The barrister who broke the embargo on the Supreme Court’s Heathrow ruling warned the court that he would speak out if it failed to correct what he saw as a fatal flaw in its draft judgment.
Claims for compensation after being infected with Covid-19 “appear to be gathering some momentum” amid a significant increase in claims farming activity, a leading defendant law firm has warned.
Sir Colin Birss is to become deputy head of civil justice when he joins the Court of Appeal next year, as we round up some key appointments, including a leading academic becoming an honorary QC.