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Discount rate change will save insurers and NHS £400m

The new discount rate will save insurers and the government up to £400m a year, the Ministry of Justice has aid – but setting it any higher risked too many injured people being under-compensated.

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Gauke sets new discount rate at -0.25%

Lord Chancellor David Gauke announced this morning that he is to change the personal injury discount rate from -0.75% to -0.25%, a lower figure than was widely anticipated.

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CMC boss jailed for forging claimant’s signature

The former director of multiple claims management and hire companies has been jailed for six months for contempt of court after he was found to have forged a claimant’s signature.

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Efforts to attract non-barristers on to bench “not working”

Efforts to attract solicitors and chartered legal executives to the bench have not worked, the latest figures have indicated. However, there is a better story to tell about women judges.

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Funder backs firms to take on internet-related group actions

A law firm funder has predicted a “significant increase” in the amount of internet-related group litigation and is ramping up its support for law firms pursuing it.

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Leigh Day begins action over breast implant linked to cancer

Leigh Day is this week to send letters before action on behalf of women who claim they were not warned of the potential dangers before having a type of cosmetic breast implant.

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Irwin Mitchell launches US claim on behalf of Boeing crash victim’s family

Irwin Mitchell is acting in what is believed to be the first case brought by the family of a British passenger killed in the Ethiopian Airlines’ Boeing 737 MAX crash.

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Employment tribunals “suffering from lack of resources”

The employment tribunal system is still not coping with the increased demands on it since fees were abolished in 2017, with lawyers reporting that delays have worsened.

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