Just under 10% of claims registered with the Official Injury Claim portal in its first three months were brought by litigants in person, the first release of data has shown.
Slater & Gordon is to put all contested minor personal injury claims through alternative dispute resolution in a bid to reduce the length and cost of cases.
Consumer law firms increasingly consider that customer service is just as important as resolving a legal matter satisfactorily, partly with an eye to online reviews.
Judges are not required to accept ‘uncontroverted’ – ie, unchallenged – evidence from an expert witness without further analysis, the Court of Appeal has ruled.
Irwin Mitchell has been fined £9,000 for failing to give proper advice to clients in 2013 before switching the funding of their cases from legal aid to a conditional fee agreement.
The Supreme Court has held that defendants cannot set off opposing costs orders in cases covered by qualified one-way costs shifting, in what has been hailed as a significant win for claimants.
The consolidation of the low-value personal injury market stepped up today after Minster Law acquired Irwin Mitchell’s fast-track book and future cases too.
Taxi drivers forced to hire new cars after road traffic accidents do not need to set out their credit charges in witness statements as emails from their solicitors will suffice, a judge has ruled.
A slower-than-expected return to pre-pandemic personal injury claim levels and the decision to put more cases through its own law firm will hit NAHL plc’s turnover and profit this year.
A judge was right to find that a claimant who exaggerated the impact of a serious injury was not fundamentally dishonest, the High Court has ruled.
As we recover from an unprecedented 19 months within our sector, marketing teams and clerks’ rooms are keener than ever to try out something new in the promotion of their businesses.
As we look towards the end of 2021 and at how the Bar has adapted to the harsh realities of the pandemic, the question beckons as to what the future holds.
The global coronavirus pandemic, and the rise in people working from home, has unfortunately provoked a growth in cyber-crime. The UK government estimates that the cost of cyber-crime is £27bn per annum.