News & Updates
Mears Limited v Costplan Services (South East) Limited and Others  EWCA Civ 502 – the Court of Appeal considers the issue of practical completion for the first time in 50 years.
The case concerns a dispute that arose from the development of two blocks of student accommodation at Notte Street in Plymouth ("the Development").Read more
It was only last year that the Court of Appeal considered the issue of vicarious liability following an assault after a Christmas party in Bellman v Northampton Recruitment Ltd (2018). This month, the…Read more
Annual data for end of year 2018/19 shows stable levels of new RTA claims but marginally reducing trends for EL and PL
Claims Portal has released their MI for the month of March which completes the picture for the year 2018/19. We analyse it below for the latest trends.Read more
Better late than never: Government to press ahead with Jackson proposals on extension of fixed costs but are the amounts too high?
Over 18 months after receiving the report from Sir Rupert Jackson on extending the use of fixed recoverable costs (FRC) to include most cases worth up to £100,000, the MoJ is finally ready to proceed…Read more
100% success fees, ATE premiums & informed consent: Court of Appeal hands down highly anticipated judgment in Herbert v HH Law (2019)
The Court of Appeal has today handed down judgment in Herbert v HH Law Ltd (2019) providing important guidance in relation to success fees and ATE premiums payable by claimant's post LASPO. William…Read more
The Supreme Court has unanimously allowed the motor insurer's appeal in R&S Pilling t/a Phoenix Engineering v UK Insurance Ltd. The decision provides welcome clarity on the scope of the Road Traffic…Read more
The decision by HHJ Hampton in the Leicester County Court in Spencer Smith v Ashwell Maintenance Limited on 23 January 2019 just over a year after the LOCOG v Sinfield (2018) decision has raised more…Read more
Widening access to FOS for small businesses: FCA publishes policy statement on increasing the FOS financial award limit
Following the release of its plans to extend access to the Financial Ombudsman Service to more SMEs from 1 April 2019, the Financial Conduct Authority has now confirmed the level of increase in the…Read more