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MPs defeat challenge to CFA regulations as latest changes to CPR are published
Posted: Mar 12 - 2013

The new regulations governing conditional fee agreements (CFAs) cleared their final hurdle yesterday after the government defeated a last-ditch Labour challenge to them. …read more


The Recovery of Costs Insurance Premiums in Clinical Negligence Proceedings Regulations 2013
Posted: Jan 30 - 2013

The Recovery of Costs Insurance Premiums in Clinical Negligence Proceedings Regulations 2013have been laid before parliament and come into force on 1 April 2013. …read more


The Offers to Settle in Civil Proceedings Order 2013
Posted: Jan 30 - 2013

The Offers to Settle in Civil Proceedings Order 2013 has been laid before parliament and comes into force on 1 April 2013. …read more


Court of Appeal overturns Senior Costs Judge in landmark decision on costs budgeting
Posted: Jan 28 - 2013

To the surprise of some the Court of Appeal has overturned the Senior Costs Judge's ruling inSylvia Henry -v- News Group Newspapers LTD [2012] EWHC 90218 (Costs). …read more


APIL and MASS launch judicial review over portal fee cut
Posted: Jan 25 - 2013

The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and the Motor Accident Solicitors Society (MASS) have this afternoon issued a judicial review of the government’s proposal to cut the basic RTA portal fee from £1,200 to £500. Read the full Litigation Futures article here. …read more


The Conditional Fee Agreements Order 2013
Posted: Jan 23 - 2013

The Ministry of Justice has published the draft Conditional Fee Agreements Order 2013, which comes into force on 1st April 2013. Transitional provisions have been included to make clear that the 25% cap on the success fee that lawyers can take from personal injury clients’ damages, excluding those for future care and loss, does not apply to CFAs entered into before 1st April, but only if: …read more


The Damages-Based Agreements Regulations 2013
Posted: Jan 23 - 2013

The Ministry of Justice has published the draft Damages-Based Agreements Regulations 2013, which come into force on 1st April 2013. …read more


The Civil Legal Aid (Costs) Regulations 2013
Posted: Jan 23 - 2013

A draft of The Civil Legal Aid (Costs) Regulations 2013, which make provision about costs orders in civil proceedings in favour of or against a legally aided party and, in certain circumstances, against the Lord Chancellor has been published. These come into force on 1st April 2013.  …read more


Chaos ahead warns the president of the London Solicitors Litigation Association
Posted: Jan 22 - 2013

The president of the London Solicitors Litigation Association, Francesca Kaye, has said that the absence of rules, regulations and practice directions with just 10 weeks to go before implementation of the Jackson reforms is "wholly unacceptable" and threatens to tip the civil litigation system into chaos. …read more


Dramatic climbdown from Grayling as portal extension is delayed
Posted: Dec 24 - 2012

In a dramatic climbdown, the Lord Chancellor Chris Grayling has agreed that extension of the RTA portal to higher-value motor and employer's and public claims will now not happen in April 2013. …read more


Small claims limit for RTA claims set to increase?
Posted: Dec 11 - 2012

The government has today finally unveiled its long-awaited consultation paper on increasing the small claims limit for road traffic personal injury cases from £1,000 to £5,000. …read more


e-Petition Against Government’s Proposal On Fixed Recoverable Costs In Personal Injury Matters
Posted: Dec 05 - 2012

An e-petition against the government's proposals regarding fixed recoverable costs in personal injury claims has been created here. It closes on 28 November 2013. …read more

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