Procedure


Solicitors call for more full-time employment judges

Employment tribunals are being forced to rush in part-time judges in order to try to clear the growing backlog of cases waiting to be heard, a specialist law firm has claimed.

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HMCTS to roll out national court entry scheme for lawyers

A scheme allowing lawyers to enter courts and tribunals without a full security search is to be rolled out nationally after a successful pilot, HM Courts and Tribunals Service has announced.

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Demand for commercial courts hits new peak as competition circles

The number of commercial cases heard in London grew significantly last year, according to new research which highlights the difficulties for new international courts to challenge the UK’s position post-Brexit.

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Impact of Brexit on UK courts “exaggerated”, judges say

The likely legal impact of Brexit on English law and the UK’s role in international dispute resolution, has been exaggerated, a Court of Appeal judge said yesterday.

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Jackson: Arbitration parties should seek court guidance more often

A provision in the Arbitration Act 1996 that allows the courts to rule on points of law during arbitration proceedings is under-used, Sir Rupert Jackson has suggested.

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CMC censured over ‘all birth injuries caused by negligence’ claim

The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld a complaint against a claims management company whose advertising implied that birth injuries were only caused by medical negligence.

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Judge decides not to wait for Supreme Court guidance on court documents

A High Court judge has decided not to wait for the Supreme Court’s upcoming decision on third-party access to court documents and denied Bloomberg News access to a confidential document.

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Liverpool judge refuses to move huge claim to London

The High Court in Liverpool has refused to transfer one of the biggest claims ever filed in this country to the Rolls Building in London, emphasising a core principle of the Business & Property Courts structure.

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