We were interested to see this week that Vos MR has publicly accepted the recommendations of the Civil Justice Council’s costs review; and where better to start than in increasing guideline hourly rates? The current rates, which date from 2021, will be…
We woke to the news that the Icelandic authorities have warned of an imminent volcanic eruption, predicted to emanate from the Fagradalsfjall volcano, which has emitted around a thousand tremors since midnight. But those of us who remember the last European ash…
As you know, we keep a weather eye on what’s going on in other jurisdictions; often developments internationally can inform and sometimes even influence our own domestic law. We wonder whether the recent increase in the personal injury discount rate from -0.25%…
The application of contractual principles to settlement offers
What can temper the gratification of finally settling a case? Perhaps only the realisation that the settlement terms are not what you thought they were. Two examples of mistakes being made in the settlement…
Another week, another call for evidence. This time it’s the Justice Committee, seeking evidence to inform its inquiry on the work of the County Court, whether the delay in hearing cases is having a detrimental effect on the administration of justice and…
As we’ve remarked before, it’s a quirky feature of travel and cross border claims that you wait ages for, say, a decision on jurisdiction, and then three or four come along at once. This week Francesca Kolar looks at two remarkably similar…
This week’s Dekagram examines whether, and when, service of a claim form can be validly effected on an erroneous address; Lucy Lodewyke looks at an unusual case in which service under CPR Part 6.15 was authorised. Meanwhile, the presumption that foreign law…
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