Courts cannot critique “uncontroverted” expert reports

It is not the role of the courts to subject “uncontroverted” expert reports to “the same kind of analysis and critique as if it was evaluating a controverted or contested report”, the High Court has ruled.

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Steep fall in injury claims during lockdown

There was a 38% fall in the number of injury claims registered with the Compensation Recovery Unit during the first three months of lockdown, government figures have confirmed.

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Law Society warns of “havoc” if courts depart from EU law

The Law Society has warned of “legal havoc” if the High Court and Court of Appeal, as well as the Supreme Court, are allowed to depart from EU case law after the Brexit transition period.

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NHS, solicitors and patients group agree Covid-19 claims protocol

NHS Resolution, the Society of Clinical Injury Lawyers and patient safety charity Action against Medical Accidents have signed up to a new protocol to better manage claims during Covid-19.

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Council must pay costs of redacting documents for journalist

A local authority must cover the costs of redacting court documents which are being disclosed to a freelance journalist, the High Court has ruled.

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High Court overturns ruling that claimant was not fundamentally dishonest

The High Court has overturned a ruling that a claimant who defeated an argument that a car accident he was involved in was bogus, but lied about his injuries, was not fundamentally dishonest.

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Court of Appeal refuses VW permission to appeal Dieselgate ruling

The Court of Appeal has refused Volkswagen permission to appeal the decision that it tried to cheat clean air regulations. It said Mr Justice Waksman’s decision was clearly correct.

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Judges express concern over growing hostility in litigation

Three High Court judges have expressed concerns about the increasing prevalence of aggressive approaches to litigation where every point, good or bad, is taken.

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21 September 2020

Why arbitration hasn’t worked for personal injury

I can’t say I’m surprised that PIcARBS looks to have run its course. While the lack of interest has been put down to lawyers not wanting to trial the service, market forces are decisive and the market is right.

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