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CPRC: no need yet for new privacy rule on costs in environmental cases

There is no immediate need for the Civil Procedure Rule Committee to introduce a new privacy rule for certain costs issues in environmental cases as it could conflict with its open justice review, it has decided. It was responding to a High Court ruling that said hearings about costs protection limits should be held in private.

November 22nd, 2017 | No Comments »

Lord Chief Justice suggests rethink on judicial review interventions

The Lord Chief Justice has suggested that the new costs rules on interventions in judicial reviews should be looked at again. Giving evidence to the justice select committee, he also argued for word-limited submissions to the Court of Appeal.

February 24th, 2016 | No Comments »

MoJ costs plans would “deter legitimate environmental challenges”, Bar Council warns

Plans by the Ministry of Justice to rewrite the costs rules for environmental judicial reviews in favour of defendants have been strongly criticised by the Bar Council, which said the ministry recognised that they could have a “stifling effect”.

December 24th, 2015 | No Comments »

High Court: medical reporting organisations “closely involved” in design of MedCo

A High Court judge has described how the Association of Medical Reporting Associations was “closely involved” in the design of MedCo, the portal for expert evidence in whiplash cases. The full ruling from the Speed Medical judicial review has now been published.

December 21st, 2015 | 1 Comment »

Speed Medical to appeal after High Court backs MoJ on MedCo

Speed Medical has said it will appeal after the High Court this morning rejected its judicial review and backed the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) over the operation of MedCo, the portal for expert evidence in whiplash cases.

December 11th, 2015 | No Comments »

CJC “conceptually” against new financial information rules for judicial review claimants

The Civil Justice Council has made it clear that it remains “conceptually” opposed to the new financial information rules for judicial review applicants, despite their passage into law in the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015.

September 29th, 2015 | No Comments »

MoJ: “Not our intention” that mesothelioma victims should use state compensation to fund court fees

The government never intended that mesothelioma victims should have to use statutory compensation awards to pay enhanced court fees, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has said.

July 6th, 2015 | No Comments »

Lord Dyson “personally opposed” to changing costs rules for JR permission hearings

Lord Dyson, the Master of the Rolls, has made it clear that he is “personally opposed” to changes in the costs rules for judicial review oral permission hearings.

March 11th, 2015 | No Comments »

Number of judicial review applications falls from 15,600 to 4,000

The number of judicial review applications lodged at the High Court fell from 15,600 to just 4,062 last year – caused mainly, but not entirely by the transfer of immigration and asylum cases to the Upper Tribunal.

March 10th, 2015 | No Comments »

Attorney General defends government’s record on rule of law, including JR reform

The government has “stood up for the rule of law” and should be proud of its record, the Attorney General, Jeremy Wright QC, argued yesterday in a strongly-worded speech on the last day of the Global Law Summit.

February 26th, 2015 | No Comments »