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Personal Injury solicitors and Insurers agree new protocol due to Coronavirus pandemic

3rd April, 2020

Claimant law firm Thompsons Solicitors and the Association of British Insurers met last week to agree a new protocol for personal injury solicitors and Insurers amid the current coronavirus crisis.


Personal Injury reforms lead to an unprecedented collaboration between Insurers and claimant lawyers

26th March, 2020

An unlikely alliance of insurers, claimant lawyers and trade unionists is developing in an unanticipated response to the government plans to bring changes to workplace injury claims.


Japanese Knotweed - untangled

3rd December, 2019

It is becoming widely publicised that Japanese Knotweed has the potential for catastrophic destruction, but is it really as bad as it seems?


Court fee disallowed as no application for remission was made

15th November, 2019

Although in a lower Court, there has been a worrying decision in relation to the recovery of Court fees paid in full, when there was the opportunity for the Claimant to apply for a fee remission.


QOCS Protection and 'Mixed Claims'

5th November, 2019

The Court of Appeal has now clarified the position on Qualified one-way costs shifting and the protection it offers Claimants in so called 'mixed claims'.


Litigation Funding: The cap does not fit all

7th October, 2019

Davey v Money & Anor [2019] The High Court has held in the case of Davey v Money & Anor that the Arkin Cap should not be applied automatically, meaning that the adverse costs liability of a commercial litigation funder will


"Adding Insult to Injury”

12th September, 2019

It has been reported by the MOJ that the average time between a small claim being issued and going to trial has reached the highest level this century over the past year. This news must come as yet another blow to


Costs Victory – round three to the Claimant…

13th August, 2019

The landmark Court of Appeal judgment in West v Stockport NHS Foundation Trust and Demouilpied v Stockport NHS Foundation Trust has been hailed as a victory for access to justice for the victims of clinical negligence. These two cases were heard


Happiness is…"A positive Cash Flow”

4th July, 2019

With regulatory changes continuing to eat into claimant law firm’s profit and cash flow the recent Court of Appeal Judgment in I v Hull & East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust provides some clarity for both claimant and defendant firms when


When a little damage can go a long way!

17th May, 2019

As an After the Event (ATE) Insurer one might expect us to see a higher number of claims in which fundamental dishonesty has been alleged, or intimated in every other way by a Defendant without them actually stating "fundamental dishonesty”. We


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