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Solicitors’ firms feel the pressure as professional negligence claims soar

United Kingdom - January 12 2015 The Solicitors Regulation Authority is considering launching judicial review proceedings against the Legal Services Board's refusal to lower the…

QOCS does not apply to additional claims

United Kingdom - September 1 2014 The QOCS rules apply to a single claim against a defendant which includes a claim for damages for personal injury. In Wagenaar v Weekend Travel Ltd…

Jet2.com Limited v Huzar and the extraordinary circumstances exception

United Kingdom - June 16 2014 There is a phrase in Northern Ireland, where I am from: “as clear as muck”, which is what comes to mind when attempting to fathom the meaning of the…

Delaney v Secretary of State for Transport - the “crime exception" is contrary to EU law

United Kingdom - June 16 2014 The High Court has held that the “crime exception", contained in clause 6(1)(e)(iii) of the Uninsured Drivers' Agreement 1999, is in breach of the…

CPR change - permission for extensions of time to be agreed

United Kingdom - March 26 2014 The Civil Procedure Rules Committee will approve a new 'buffer' measure at its next meeting, in a few weeks' time. The rule will permit parties…