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Judicial activism

Online Published Date : 22 December 2009 | Appeared in issue: Volume 29 No. 1 - 01 January 2010

In a two-page article in the Solicitors Journal of 24 November Graham Huntley of Lovells propounded that amending procedural codes is not enough to resolve the costs problem in complex commercial litigation; the judges themselves should address..

Privacy complaint

Online Published Date : 22 December 2009 | Appeared in issue: Volume 29 No. 1 - 01 January 2010

Mr Max Mosley’s claim that English law does not offer sufficient protection for claimants in privacy cases has been declared admissible by the European Court of Human Rights. He claims that English law does not go far enough to protect the..

Employer’s liability

Online Published Date : 22 December 2009 | Appeared in issue: Volume 29 No. 1 - 01 January 2010

The Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Bill will enable the victims of accidents at work whose employers become insolvent to recover compensation directly from their insurers. Commenting on the bill, Tom Jones of Thompsons said it would remove..

Contested will

Online Published Date : 22 December 2009 | Appeared in issue: Volume 29 No. 1 - 01 January 2010

David Robert Perrins v (1) Richard Philip Holland (as executor of the estate of Robert Merrins, deceased) (2) Sharon Ruth Moore (as executor of the estate of Robert Perrins, deceased) (3) Anne Dooney [2009] EWHC 2558 (Ch) Ch D (Birmingham) 21 October

Referral fees

Online Published Date : 22 December 2009 | Appeared in issue: Volume 29 No. 1 - 01 January 2010

Des Hudson, the chief executive of the Law Society, has welcomed the news that the Legal Services Board’s consumer panel has indicated it will look at referral fees as a priority ‘because it has been a matter of controversy for some time..