Procedure


Ryder: AI can crunch court data to improve access

Data collected from digital courts could be processed by AI and used to improve access to justice by helping to prevent activities that lead to litigation in the first place, a top judge has argued.

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Abuse inquiry calls for changes to civil justice system

Codes of practice for defendants responding to civil claims of child sexual abuse and a review of the law of limitation are among the ideas to deliver redress to victims put forward in a major report.

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Judge praises LiPs denied adjournment to find solicitors

A deputy master hearing a probate dispute in the High Court said the way litigants in person ran their defence justified a decision not to adjourn the case so they could instruct new lawyers.

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Many more to go: Firm clocks up another cavity wall win

The law firm that won what it said was the first contested cavity wall trial earlier this year has now notched up five victories, the latest seeing damages of £17,000 awarded to its client.

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Arbitration predictions start-up trains sights on UK

A lawtech start-up using second-generation AI to give international arbitration specialists an edge when predicting how best to approach high-value cases is planning to enter the UK market.

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Emails treated as ‘without prejudice’ can be used for costs

There is no rule that communications treated as ‘without prejudice’ despite not being labelled as such cannot be referred to when considering costs, the High Court has ruled.

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Solicitors “failed to notice particulars of claim”

A judge has set aside “by the narrowest of margins” a claimant’s judgment in default after the defendant’s solicitor failed to notice that particulars of claim had been served for five months.

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Small claims trial delays peak as issued PI claims fall

The average time between a small claim being issued and going to trial has reached the highest level this century – just as the government is set to flood the system with tens of thousands more claims.

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