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Court of Appeal set to hear 'Informed consent' dispute

9th April, 2021

The Court of Appeal is later this year, set to hear a case involving a personal injury claim, and the subsequent dispute involving the legal fees of the Claimant.

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Government reveals long-awaited whiplash rules and tariffs

17th March, 2021

The new whiplash reforms constitute the biggest change to date to the Personal Injury market landscape since the LASPO changes in 2013.

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Good news for struggling businesses, but will business interruption claims now be plain sailing?

29th January, 2021

The Supreme Court has handed down its judgment in the Covid-19 Business Interruption insurance test case, allowing all four of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)�??s appeals and unanimously dismissing those brought by 6 of the 8 In

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Are All Claimants Covered? Arag Plc v Jones & Anor [2020]

22nd January, 2021

Mr Jones and Ms Gibson were joint tenants who brought an action against their Landlord for housing disrepair. Their Landlord (Mr Francis) then counterclaimed.

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High Court rules: Unsealed claim forms not good service

11th January, 2021

In Ideal Shopping Direct Ltd & Ors v Visa Europe Ltd v Ors, Mr Justice Morgan ruled that the unsealed forms served on the last day permitted were not claim forms and therefore serving them was not good service. As a result, the claims were deemed out

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Experts concern about further reform of personal injury market

11th January, 2021

A group of industry experts have agreed that extra care needs to be taken before any further reforms to low value personal injury claims are made.

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Small Claims taking almost a year to come to trial - Litigation in the time of a Pandemic

5th January, 2021

Official figures have revealed that small claims are taking almost three months longer to come to trial than a year ago as the pandemic puts pressure on the county courts.

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Claimant Lawyers urge Lord Chief to step in on whiplash reforms

23rd November, 2020

The Motor Accident Solicitors Society (MASS) has made a submission to the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Burnett, to support an urgent review of the government's proposed tariff of damages for next April's whiplash reforms.

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MOJ RTA portal to go live April 2021? Only time will tell...

17th November, 2020

There had been much speculation surrounding whether or not the MOJ would be ready to launch the new RTA Portal in spring of next year, but it appears the MOJ at least remain optimistic of meeting this deadline.

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Record fine for breaches of the indemnity principle

13th November, 2020

The Co-operative Legal Services (CLS) has been hit with a massive fine last month of just over £143,000 for failings within its accounting procedures. The fine by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is the largest so far to be imposed o

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