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Straight talking about proportionate costs

United Kingdom - February 9 2015 We've been waiting for nearly two years for some guidance from the courts on the new proportionality test for costs introduced in 2013. It has come…

A round-up of some recent litigation cases

United Kingdom - February 9 2015 Two phone hacking claims were struck out on the ground that they had been compromised by earlier settlement agreements between the parties. Although…

Claim forms and service by email

United Kingdom - February 5 2015 Solicitors acting for opposing parties now routinely email each other throughout the lifetime of a dispute, but there is still reluctance to accept…

With or without prejudice?

United Kingdom - October 28 2014 What lawyers write - or don't write - at the top of letters and emails can adversely affect their clients or employers. The temptation to put…

A round-up of some recent litigation cases – October 2014

United Kingdom - October 27 2014 The court gave the claimants relief from sanction where they were several months late serving notice of a CFA and ATE…