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Bar Council: New open justice rule could disadvantage litigants in person

A new rule putting the parties under an explicit obligation to disclose to the other side communications with the court could disadvantage litigants in person (LiPs), the Bar Council has warned.

August 24th, 2018 | Comments Off on Bar Council: New open justice rule could disadvantage litigants in person

Lord Dyson to retire in October

Lord Dyson, the Master of the Rolls and former Supreme Court justice, is to retire in October this year, the Judicial Communications Office has said. Lord Dyson strongly criticised the Ministry of Justice last month over the introduction of enhanced court fees.

February 8th, 2016 | No Comments »

Small claims increase “unlikely” next year, MASS says

An increase in the small claims limit for whiplash cases is “unlikely” before the end of next year, the Motor Accident Solicitors Society has said. MASS said the Ministry of Justice would consult on whether the increase should be applied more widely.

December 15th, 2015 | No Comments »

Thompsons attacks MoJ for failing to use personal injury portal

Thompsons Solicitors has accused the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) of double standards for failing to use the portal for lower value personal injury claims. The MoJ has denied the claims.

December 14th, 2015 | 1 Comment »

CMC hit with £850,000 fine for hearing loss nuisance calls

A claims management company which made nearly 6m nuisance calls in only seven months about claims for noise-induced hearing loss has been fined £850,000 by the Claims Management Regulator. It is the biggest fine imposed so far.

December 2nd, 2015 | No Comments »

Hearing loss claims could be brought into MedCo regime, MoJ official suggests

MedCo, the portal for medical evidence in whiplash cases, could be extended to hearing loss claims, a senior civil servant at the Ministy of Justice has suggested. Richard Mason also said that the government had confidence in the scheme.

November 10th, 2015 | No Comments »

Claims management regulator fines CMC £220,000 over nuisance calls

The Claims Management Regulator (CMR), based at the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has fined a claims management company £220,000 for making nuisance calls about claims for noise-induced hearing loss – the first fine of its kind.

August 5th, 2015 | No Comments »

Exclusive: MoJ summons ATE insurers to discuss changing rules on medical negligence

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is considering changing the rules on recoverability for ATE premiums in medical negligence cases, Litigation Futures can reveal. An e-mail from the MoJ links the initiative to the Department of Health review of fees.

July 31st, 2015 | No Comments »

Vara announces new wave of court fee rises and plans to double cap to £20,000

Justice minister Shailesh Vara has today announced a further wave of court fee rises for possession, divorce and general civil claims. He has also unveiled plans to raise the cap on money claims to £20,000.

July 22nd, 2015 | No Comments »

MoJ set to introduce new transcription service in January 2016

The Ministry of Justice has “escalated dramatically” the timetable for introducing a new transcription service and said it wants new contracts to be in place by January 2016, it has emerged. A range of problems has been reported to the Civil Procedure Rule Committee.

July 15th, 2015 | 3 Comments »