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Law Society launches judicial review of 600% court fee rises

The Law Society has issued a pre-action protocol letter for a judicial review challenging government plans to increase some court fees by over 600 per cent. The society argues that the proposals amount to “selling justice” under the Magna Carta.

February 23rd, 2015 | No Comments »

Medical experts in whiplash cases must be accredited by 1 January 2016

Medical experts wanting to provide initial reports in whiplash cases must be accredited by MedCo from 1 January 2016, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has announced.

December 19th, 2014 | No Comments »

Professional bodies write to MPs in final bid to protect judicial review

The Law Society, Bar Council and Chartered Institute of Legal Executives have written to MPs in a final push to protect judicial review, as the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill enters its “ping pong” stage in parliament next week.

November 26th, 2014 | No Comments »

Legal bodies unite in call for peers to oppose changes to judicial review costs

The Bar Council, the Law Society and the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) have called on peers to oppose curbs on judicial review set out in part 4 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill.

October 22nd, 2014 | No Comments »

Costs committee under fire after rejection of GHR plans

The costs committee of the Civil Justice Council (CJC) has been attacked by litigation solicitors and the Law Society after the surprise rejection of its plans for new guideline hourly rates (GHR) by the Master of the Rolls.

July 29th, 2014 | No Comments »

Lord Dyson: Lack of evidence means no new guideline hourly rates

Lord Dyson, the Master of the Rolls, has rejected recommendations for new guideline hourly rates (GHR) because of a “fundamental” shortcoming in the evidence.

July 28th, 2014 | No Comments »

Legal expenses insurers have good reason to avoid non-panel firms, leading provider claims

Law firms which are not members of legal expenses insurers’ (LEI) panels charge “significantly higher” fees which “dwarf” those of panel firms, a leading LEI provider claimed yesterday.

April 29th, 2014 | No Comments »

Law Society steps up pressure on government to explain reasons for RTA portal fee cut

The Law Society has challenged the government to show the evidence on which it based the decision to slash the RTA portal fee after having a Freedom of Information Act request rejected, which Chancery Lane suggested may indicate that it does not exist.

February 22nd, 2013 | Comments Off on Law Society steps up pressure on government to explain reasons for RTA portal fee cut

Law Society comes out swinging at Aviva

The Law Society has poured scorn on the call by Aviva to require personal injury claimants to seek compensation directly from the ‘at fault’ insurer and cut out solicitors.

February 15th, 2013 | 3 Comments »

LSC, Law Society and practitioner groups join forces to sort out civil legal aid bill rejection

The Legal Services Commission is working with the Law Society, the Legal Aid Practitioners Group and Resolution to address civil legal aid bill rejections, it announced last week. The commission reckons it could pay 1,000 extra bills a week if it did not have to return documents.

December 3rd, 2012 | Comments Off on LSC, Law Society and practitioner groups join forces to sort out civil legal aid bill rejection