Lord Chancellor’s right to recover from legal aid firms, plus the power of a Claimant’s Part 36
22 February 2016
Mr Justice Holgate confirmed the right of the Lord Chancellor, operating as the Legal Aid Agency (LAA), to recover over-claimed payments on account (POAs) under contract, statute and in restitution where the solicitors have failed to submit any proper final bills.
New principles established in loss of a chance and contributory negligence claims
18 December 2015
Mrs Justice Proudman has established new points of law relating to loss of a chance and contributory negligence allegations, in Harding Homes (East Street) Ltd v Bircham Dyson Bell  EWHC 3329 (Ch). It was one of those rare cases where the defendant solicitors admitted negligence but succeeded in showing that the claimants’ loss of a chance claim was of “negligible” value. The result was that the claimants were awarded only nominal damages and were ordered to pay the defendants’ costs.
New Bill of Costs consultation
4 August 2015
The Committee appointed to make recommendations on a new bill of costs pursuant to the Jackson Report, which is chaired by Alexander Hutton QC, have published the draft new bill and guidance documents for consultation and are inviting comments/suggestions by 18.9.15.
Amy Nesbitt on: Landmark decisions that have shaped Personal Injury Law
22 April 2015
The law relating to personal injury has developed at a faster pace than many other areas. This article reviews some of the landmark decisions that have made a big difference to claimants and their representatives.
Alice Nash on the introduction of increased court fees
2 April 2015
A news article by Alice Nash about the ‘enhanced’ issue fees in civil proceedings which took effect from Monday, 9 March 2015.
Consent to treatment
26 March 2015
A paper by Martin Spencer QC that considers consent to treatment in light of the decision in Montgomery V Lanarkshire Health Board  2 WLR 768.
The new proportionality test
5 March 2015
In the absence of case-law on how the new proportionality test is working in practice, how should you argue proportionality at assessment?
Schedules in fatal accident cases
20 January 2015
A paper written by Sarah Christie-Brown, to accompany a training programme about Schedules in Fatal Accident Cases.
Assignment & securitisation in lenders’ claims
15 January 2015
A paper about Assignment & securitisation in lenders’ claims.
Authorities on SAAMCO and solicitors’ negligence
14 January 2015
A talk and handout delivered by Nicola Rushton, Alice Nash, Amy Nesbitt & Alicia Tew. SAAMCO: the extent of liability