Defendant PI firm launches software tools to cut litigation

A defendant personal injury firm has launched a set of software tools which it says will reduce litigation but give the firm “a bigger portion” of what remains.

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Commercial Court “should better enforce witness statement rules”

Early results from a survey on witness statements has found that that most Commercial Court users want judges to be tougher in enforcing the rules, it has emerged.

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Hale: Judges must fight claimant or defendant “sympathies”

The president of the Supreme Court has said judges must have the “moral courage” to stand up to their own prejudices, such as favouring accident victims or insurers, workers or employers.

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Funder looks to buy firms’ disbursement books

Doorway Capital – which is establishing itself as a significant funder in the legal market – is now offering litigators the chance to sell their disbursement books outright at a 20% discount.

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High Court rejects bias allegation against Uber licence judge

The indirect financial relationship that the husband of the judge who granted Uber a licence to operate in London had with the company was not enough to taint her decision, the High Court has ruled.

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Judge rejects fundamental dishonesty claim from “hostile” defendant

A judge has rejected a claim of fundamental dishonesty from a “hostile” defendant in a personal injury case, while accepting that there was a “degree of overstatement” by the claimant.

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Judge rejects bid to exit shorter trial scheme

A judge has refused a party’s application to remove their case from the shorter trial scheme. He also found that the scheme’s approach to disclosure was similar to that of the disclosure pilot.

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£6.6m PI claim falls away due to fundamental dishonesty

A claimant who sought £6.6m in damages has accepted a £25,000 ‘nuisance’ payment after allegations of fundamental dishonesty were raised, despite suffering a genuine injury.

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