Latest advice and information for civil litigators on civil justice, litigation funding and the courts.
Law Society response to a speech by Lord Justice Jackson calling for the extension of fixed recoverable costs to apply to all claims valued up to £250,000.
The Law Society has again called for explicit statutory protection for legal professional privilege in its evidence to the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill Joint Committee.
The Law Society has responded to the Ministry of Justice proposals to close 91 courts and tribunals in England and Wales.
Our consultation response reflects solicitors' views on the likely adverse impact of the proposed closures.
In January the government announced increases in civil court fees of 600 per cent in some cases.
The recent High Court judgment in Ben Hoare Bell Solicitors and ors v The Lord Chancellor held that the regulations for payment of solicitors' costs for judicial review permission applications were unlawful.
The Law Society has warned that civil court fee hikes spell disaster for access to justice.
Our response to the Ministry of Justice’s consultation on enhanced court fees.
Court fee increases from April could have a devastating impact on those who cannot afford to bring court proceedings.
Claimant solicitors dealing with RTA whiplash claims will have to instruct medical experts to provide a report through the MedCo portal.
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