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Home Office at war! When work relationships break down – mediate!

It is very disappointing to hear about the dispute that has been reported between the Home Office’s top civil servant, Sir Philip Rutnam, who has resigned and announced plans to sue the government for constructive dismissal after a series of clashes with the Home...

ADR for low value whiplash claims scrapped

We are disappointed to hear that the MoJ has confirmed “that a key element of the portal for helping litigants in person will be dropped. Where insurers deny liability or where claimants feel an offer is too low, the plan was to offer a free alternative dispute...

What to expect when going to Court?

The Law Society Gazette reports that “Court users have been warned they may have to spend the whole day in court despite being given a specific time for their case, HM Courts & Tribunals Service has said in public guidance to manage expectations. The guidance,...

Positive feedback received

We received the following feedback today, from a solicitor and a consumer: Peter, your advice and professional, caring interest, have been invaluable in aiding us in this matter and both Liz and I would wish you to know how much we have appreciated your ongoing...

Litigation Funders should use mediation

In a decision that could have implications for litigation funders’ reserves, reported in the Law Society Gazette, the Court has found that litigation funders’ liability for costs is not restricted to the amount of their advance and is open ended. It was argued that...