- Tuesday, 21 June 2016
The High Court has described a law firm’s claims for unpaid fees as “largely dishonest” and dismissed them as “wholly without merit”. However, Alpha Rocks, based in south London, hit back, saying the decision of Murray Rosen QC “grossly undermines equity and justice”. It intends to appeal.
Posted in Costs, News
- Tuesday, 3 May 2016
Allowing a claimant’s barrister to recover a trial advocacy fee in a fast-track personal injury case, settled on the morning of the hearing, “hardly amounts to a windfall”, a High Court judge has said. There was no authority on whether the fee could be claimed where a case settled on the day of a trial, but before it had actually started.
Tags: fees, personal injury, RTA claims
Posted in MoJ claims process, News
- Tuesday, 30 June 2015
Health minister Ben Gummer has announced plans to cap the fees charged by lawyers on medical negligence claims worth less than £100,000, saving the NHS up to £80m a year. He accused some lawyers of “unscrupulously” loading “grossly excessive costs” onto the NHS.
Tags: fees, medical negligence, NHSLA
Posted in Costs, News
- Tuesday, 16 June 2015
The civil courts have missed their 100% costs recovery target for 2014-15, it has emerged. As a whole, the civil courts recovered 92% of their expenditure in fees during the financial year 2014-15.
Tags: civil courts, fees, HM Courts & Tribunals Service, Ministry of Justice
Posted in General, News
- Tuesday, 3 February 2015
The Judicial College, which trains UK judges, has said that it intends to “introduce a charging scheme for the delivery of international training”. The college said it wanted to expand its international training activities
Tags: fees, Judicial training, Lord Chief Justice, Ministry of Justice
Posted in News
- Monday, 2 June 2014
The government’s proposed 10% cut in fixed fees for doctors’ medical reports on whiplash cases does not go far enough, the Association of British Insurers has said, while claimant groups says independence of the agency commissioning them is a red herring.
Tags: ABI, Association of British Insurers, fees, medical reports, whiplash
Posted in MoJ claims process, News, Uncategorized