Procedure


‘No deal’ Brexit could present “systemic risk” to UK law

Up to half of Supreme Court rulings refer to EU law and over 12% of all UK case law will be put at risk by the uncertainty following a ‘no deal’ Brexit, according to an analysis. Defendants’ willingness to settle… Read More

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Open justice wins out as court releases tobacco case papers

Another third-party bid to see documents used in a high-profile piece of litigation, this time involving the tobacco industry, has been successful.

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Judge who told barrister she “did not need to lie” was not biased

A judge who accused a barrister of telling a lie when she had misheard what was said did not give rise to a conclusion of apparent bias, the employment appeal tribunal has ruled.

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Defendant firms launch automation tools to cut clients’ costs

Two leading defendant law firms have rolled out automation tools to cut costs for insurer clients, one to deal with fraud investigation and the other an extension of a ‘virtual defence lawyer’.

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Government sets clock ticking on discount rate reform

Compensators have been told to start preparing for a new discount rate as it will come into force in no more than eight months, following the Civil Liability Bill receiving Royal Assent yesterday. Under its provisions, the Lord Chancellor must… Read More

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“Wafer thin” Courts Bill clears Commons

The government’s Courts and Tribunals (Judiciary and Functions of Staff) Bill, described as “wafer thin” by Labour’s Yasmin Qureshi, has cleared its penultimate stage in Parliament.

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Supreme Court to rule on third-party access to court documents

The Supreme Court is to rule on the court’s powers – pursuant either to the CPR or its inherent jurisdiction – to permit third parties access to documents used in litigation.

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Litigation analysts name leading barrister and law firm

Litigation analytics have fast established themselves, a leading provider has claimed as it named the top law firm and barrister across the higher courts in England and Wales.

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