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Sir Rupert Jackson fixed costs proposal includes mediation

Sir Rupert Jackson has published his report into fixed recoverable costs, which was left outstanding from his 2010 report. He remains on the search for the “holy grail” of proportionate litigation costs. He has recommended the introduction of a new...

Charlie Gard – should they have mediated?

In the Charlie Gard case handed down on 24.7.17 and previously, the judge extolled the virtues of mediation in cases like this. https://lnkd.in/dGmtRaG http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Fam/2017/972.html “I end with this procedural note: I have already...

Employment Tribunal Fees to be Slashed

Supreme Court rules against government over employment tribunal fees The government has lost its case in the long running dispute over employment tribunal fees after the Supreme Court ruled that these fees are unlawful. In a surprise ruling the Supreme Court...

Legal costs for Brexit

Anyone who witnessed the Article 50 case and the sheer number of lawyers involved will be unsurprised to learn that one category of business benefiting from the Brexit debacle is the lawyers. The annual report of the Department for Exiting the European Union, showed...