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Writing in the New Law Journal of 30 April, George Gordon, the winner of the inaugural Access to Justice Foundation Student Prize, observed that the popularity of pro bono costs orders has, so far, been disappointing. The availability of pro bono..
The Master of the Rolls, Lord Neuberger, has been quoted as saying that if the recommendations of Lord Justice Jackson’s review of the costs of civil litigation are not implemented it may be appropriate to reconsider the introduction of..
The Administrative Court began sitting in Birmingham, Cardiff, Leeds, and Manchester on 21 April 2009 and by 5 March 2010, 9% of judicial review cases (1345) were issued in these regional centres, exceeding the target of 7% based on the claims..
On 18 January the appeals system for dealing with information rights cases radically changed. Judge Nick Wikeley, the Upper Tribunal Administrative Appeals Chamber’s lead judge on information rights, has explained the new arrangements, which..
The Insolvency (Amendment) Rules 2010 (SI2010/686) introduced the following amendments:
1) Affidavits are replaced by witness statements supported by statements of truth.
2) Ordinary applications and originating applications in Forms 7.1 and 7.2..
The First–tier Tribunal (Information Rights), part of the General Regulatory Chamber (GRC) of the First-tier Tribunal, has replaced the former Information Tribunal. Before 18 January 2010, appeals from the Information Commissioner went to the..
The Master of the Rolls has accepted the recommendation of the Advisory Committee on Costs that the guideline hourly rates for Summary Assessment should be increased in line with inflation by 1.7% with effect from 1 April as follows (in..
Muiris Lyons, the new president of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) has criticised Lord Justice Jackson’s report on the costs of civil litigation as being ‘simply the view of one judge’ which if implemented would..
The Upper Tribunal is a Superior Court of Record with UK wide jurisdiction. The main work of the Upper Tribunal’s Administrative Appeals Chamber (UT AAC) is to decide applications for permission to appeal and appeals on points of law from..
Despite over 10 years of negotiations between the Bar Council and the Law Society, barristers are still instructed by solicitors on non-contractual and non-enforceable terms. A barrister’s sanction for non-payment of fees remains a complaint..
Sir Mark Potter’s parting gift to the Family Division before his retirement as President was the Revised Private Law Program Practice Direction (PLP) which came into effect on 1 April, although the courts have until 4 October to effect its..
In a letter in the APIL PI Focus issue 3, Daryl Robinson of Lloyd Green Solicitors drew attention to a subtle rule change which deprived district judges of the jurisdiction to hear applications to approve settlements or compromises on behalf of a..
Harbour Litigation Funding (Harbour) has announced a new closed-ended investment fund of £60m, Harbour Litigation Investment Fund, LP, to invest primarily in UK-based commercial legal actions (including arbitrations) and will be advised by HLF..