Law firms are beginning to build groups of easyJet customers to bring a collective action over the data breach the airline announced last month.
The number of hearings in personal injury cases has halved since lockdown began, new figures have shown, with barristers calling for a presumption towards hearing, rather than adjourning, cases.
It is “vitally important” that remote hearings are not accepted as the ‘new normal’ in the civil courts after the coronavirus pandemic passes without substantial work on the quality of justice delivered.
The coronavirus is starting to appear as an excuse for “claims behaviours” in road traffic cases, while claims farmers and law firms are eyeing up opportunities offered by the pandemic.
The disclosure pilot in the Business and Property Courts is likely to be extended until the end of 2021, with a key figure saying it would be “premature” to end the pilot as planned this year.
Former Supreme Court president Lord Neuberger is to replace Lord Saville as president of the Academy of Experts later this year, it has been announced.
The Financial Conduct Authority has instructed City giant Herbert Smith Freehills for the test cases it intends to run on whether business interruption insurance covers the coronavirus pandemic.
The High Court has penalised a successful party for refusing to engage in alternative dispute resolution, saying it had brought the litigation on itself as a result.