Procedure


Which? launches £480m collective action over mobile phone chips

Which? has launched the latest representative action, arguing that 29m people have been overcharged for their smartphones. Another representative action is being brought against Facebook.

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CPR remain on old website while improvements made to new home

The Civil Procedure Rules remain temporarily accessible on the old justice.gov.uk website as justice minister Lord David Wolfson promised to ensure that their new home would be more user-friendly.

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Suspended sentence for fraudster who created bogus claims company

A fraudster who faked a road traffic accident and invented a fictitious accident management company to facilitate a whiplash claim has been handed a suspended prison sentence.

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Court draws adverse inferences from “deliberate destruction” of emails

A High Court has described the double deletion by a witness for the claimant of crucial emails on the eve of the trial of a film financing dispute as a “very serious misdeed”.

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Government reverses course on extending compulsory motor insurance

The government has scrapped plans to implement the Vnuk law, which would have extended compulsory insurance to a wide range of vehicles and onto their use on private land.

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Uber drivers “set for £12k awards” after Supreme Court ruling

Tens of thousands of Uber drivers could be entitled to £12,000 in compensation, lawyers said today after the Supreme Court ruled they should be classed as workers.

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Minister promises urgent review of new CPR website

Justice minister Lord David Wolfson has promised an urgent review of the decision to move the Civil Procedure Rules to the gov.uk website in a far less user-friendly format.

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ADR service for larger SMEs in dispute with banks goes live

A free independent ADR service to help larger SMEs that cannot use the Financial Ombudsman Service to resolve disputes with banks went live yesterday.

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30 March 2021

Judicial review reform: A risk to the courts’ post-Brexit standing

In addition to questions about the motivations for curbing legal challenges to political decisions, the proposed reforms to judicial review raise concerns about undermining the reputation of the English courts

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